Braces for Teens

Most people aren’t born with a perfect dental alignment, and during the early teen years, this becomes apparent. Teeth and bite misalignments start to cause functional problems and cosmetic concerns around this age.   

Teen orthodontic treatment can prevent problematic conditions from worsening and becoming uncomfortable or painful, causing unpleasant symptoms, and creating self-esteem issues.

Treatment Options for Teens

We provide traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and Invisalign® clear aligners as treatment options for our teen patients. 

Each of our treatment options is efficient, highly-effective, and made of high-quality, comfortable materials.

When your teen visits us for his or her free consultation, we can help them decide whether braces or Invisalign is best for their needs and their lifestyle.

Signs That Your Teen May Need Treatment

If your teen is experiencing any of the following symptoms, we advise that you bring them in for a complimentary, no-risk, no-obligation orthodontic consultation!

The Importance of Teen Orthodontics

Treating the teeth and bite while the bones are still developing can enable a shorter treatment period that eliminates the need for future or more severe treatment! When we begin treatment while the jaws and teeth are still developing, the process can be more efficient and more comfortable for your teen.

Misaligned bites (overbite, underbite, open bite, cross bite, midline) can cause a number of difficult problems, including TMJ pain, difficulty chewing food properly, mouth-breathing and sleep disorders (especially sleep apnea).

Misaligned teeth are also difficult to brush, because the surfaces of some teeth may overlap other teeth if crowding is present. When the teeth can’t be cleaned properly, bacteria can start to build up, causing the teeth to turn yellow, bad breath, gum disease or tooth decay. 

Orthodontic treatment isn’t just about the appearance of the smile. Functionality is just as important. Braces or Invisalign can transform your teen’s bite functionality, oral hygiene, self confidence, and overall quality of life.

Have questions about braces for teens?

We’re here to answer your questions, and we want you to know your options! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. 

Dr. Senties and our experienced team are here to help guide you throughout your treatment process, from your first visit to your last visit. 

Ready to begin your smile transformation process? Let’s get started with your complimentary exam at our convenient San Antonio location!