Adolescent Treatment

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Adolescent Treatment in Parker, CO

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At 20 Mile Orthodontics, we strive to be your top choice when you’re looking for an exceptional care for your child. We not only provide a variety of treatment options such as braces and Invisalign, but we’re also well-known for our kid-friendly environment that makes trips to the orthodontist fun! Once you come to our office for an early screening and Dr. Struhs develops your personalized treatment plan, you’ll return when your child is ready for adolescent treatment.

The Best Time for Treatment

Each case is different, and sometimes earlier intervention is necessary to prevent patients from developing more severe oral health issues down the line. But overall, the most common time to begin orthodontic treatment is between the ages 11-15. By the time your child reaches 12, all of the permanent teeth have erupted, making is easy to detect crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites. Braces and other orthodontic appliances also work in tandem with elevated metabolism levels and the teenage growth spurt, ensuring that treatment is completed in a quick and efficient manner.

Benefits of Adolescent Treatment

It’s advantageous to receive orthodontic treatment during adolescence for many reasons, including:

  • Positive Social Experience - The majority of your child’s friends and classmates will also be starting treatment, and they’ll be excited to begin their journey to a beautiful smile as well. Negative associations of braces aren’t present at this age range and your teen will be excited to share this experience with those around them.

  • Improved Facial Appearance & Smile - As your teen progresses through treatment, you’ll see noticeable changes in their appearance, which will certainly give them more confidence and a better quality of life.

  • Saving Time & Money - It’s much more difficult to correct orthodontic issues, such as crooked teeth and misaligned jaws, during adulthood. Aligning treatment with your teen’s natural growth and development will also keep your costs lower.

Dr. Struhs will take the time to explain your teen’s options in detail, and create a treatment plan that accommodates their lifestyle.

Contact Your Parker Orthodontist Today!

Creating beautiful and healthy smiles is our goal at 20 Mile Orthodontics! Give us a call at (303) 841-2262 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Struhs. We also have a second office location, Prairie Hawk Orthodontics, located in Castle Rock for your convenience. We look forward to seeing you soon!