Orthodontics for Teens
For most teens, the most efficient time to start treatment is once all of their permanent teeth have erupted, and treatment usually involves control of every tooth in the mouth with either full braces or Invisalign in order to achieve an excellent fit of all the teeth and a smile that looks incredible.
Unlike young children who sometimes beg for braces, teens usually prefer orthodontic intervention to start and end as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this goal with an outstanding result, Drs. Gorton and Schmohl actively participate in various international study groups with a focus on:
- Progressive approaches to treatment for both braces and Invisalign
- Success through sharing information for all aspects of the patient experience
- New product development for emerging orthodontic techniques
- Case presentations for Elite preferred doctors to share tips on more challenging Invisalign cases
This extensive knowledge is then implemented to be able to meet the efficiency teens want without compromising our goals of an excellent result.
Most teens can be finished to our high standards in a comfortable, patient-friendly manner in about 15 months (usually not less than 12 months or more than 24 months, depending on the way the teeth and jaws are positioned pre-treatment). Many teens don’t realize that they actually have a lot of control over when they are finished with treatment!
Wearing elastics 24/7 if needed, avoiding hard/sticky foods and punctual attendance at orthodontic office visits can all influence total time in active treatment. To see the diversity of options Drs. Jasmine Gorton and Bill Schmohl are able to offer their patients for an optimal treatment plan, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation 415-459-8006.