Orthodontics for Teens and Pre-Teens
Not all children will benefit from early treatment (Phase 1). Some children will benefit from orthodontic treatment (including braces for teens) when most of their permanent teeth are present, or when 2-3 baby teeth are still present. This is also known as ‘One-Phase Treatment’ where orthodontics is only done one time instead of ‘Two-Phase Treatment.’
As certain facial bones can start to fuse together, Dr. Passamano should see your child by age 11 for females and age 12 for males. We offer orthodontic options for teens and pre-teens such as Invisalign Teen, Clear Ceramic or Metal Braces for teens and pre-teens.
Orthodontics and braces for Teens and Pre-Teens is generally called one-phase orthodontic treatment. It is similar to Phase 2 Treatment without having Phase 1 Treatment. It is called full treatment because we straighten out all permanent teeth and give our patients the retainer that will keep their teeth straight for many years.
Below are some examples of teens / pre-teens that have benefited from orthodontic treatment in our office.
Invisalign and Braces for Teens and Pre-Teens
Before and After Photos
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