Orthodontics for adolescents

Adolescence is an important transition period, marking the passage from childhood to adulthood. It’s also the ideal time to correct dental misalignments, thanks to orthodontics. This treatment creates a harmonious smile, promoting self-confidence.

Orthodontics for adolescents

What is orthodontics for teenagers?

Orthodontics for teenagers plays a crucial role in the development of healthy teeth and correct alignment.

Why is it important?

Orthodontic treatment is not limited to improving the aesthetics of the smile. They also contribute to better dental hygiene. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

When to start?

The ideal time to start orthodontic treatment is often during adolescence. At this stage, most of the permanent teeth are in place, allowing effective correction.

The basics of orthodontics for teenagers

Orthodontics aims to correct dental and jaw irregularities. For teenagers, it represents an opportunity to correct these problems at a time when the body is still growing.

The importance of timing

Initiating orthodontic treatment during adolescence is often preferable. Most of the permanent teeth are present, making it easier to plan and carry out the necessary corrections.

Treatment goals

As well as improving aesthetics, orthodontics aims to improve masticatory function, prevent premature tooth wear and reduce the risk of temporomandibular joint problems.

A wide range of orthodontic treatments for adolescents

Technological advances have diversified the treatment options available, making it possible to meet the needs and preferences of every teenager.

Orthodontic fixtures

Metal and ceramic braces

In adolescent orthodontics, metal braces and ceramic braces are two distinct treatment options, each with its own particularities. Metal braces are traditionally used to correct a wide range of dental malocclusions, thanks to their durability and effectiveness. They are well suited to complex and lengthy orthodontic treatments. Ceramic braces, on the other hand, offer a more discreet solution. Made from a material that matches the natural color of the teeth, they blend into the teenager’s smile, making them less visible. Each option is tailored to the needs and preferences of young patients in terms of orthodontic treatment.

Removable fixtures

Transparent aligners

Aligners, such as Invisalign Teen, offer a discreet alternative to traditional braces. Their advantages include the ability to remove them for eating and brushing, offering a more comfortable and hygienic experience.

Advantages of personalized treatments

Each teenager benefits from a tailor-made treatment plan, based on detailed analyses of his or her dental and facial structure. This guarantees not only the effectiveness of the treatment, but also its adaptation to individual needs.

Find out more about : Orthodontics for adults at the Flandres Orthodontie office of Dr Marion Biecq-Sellier and Dr Etienne Payart