Choose from a variety of braces for teens, including clear ceramic braces, traditional metal braces, Invisalign for Teens, advanced technology LightForce brackets, and INBRACE lingual braces (behind-the-teeth).
Dr. Jewett is highly experienced in detecting problematic orthodontic conditions in growing mouths and providing solutions that meet your needs! Our goal is to guide the permanent teeth into a healthy alignment and treat any conditions that are causing painful or undesirable symptoms, so you can live your life with confidence
When teeth misalignments or bite misalignments go untreated, they often require more severe measures (like jaw surgery) to be treated. Dr. Jewett can detect problematic orthodontic conditions before and during the bone development growth stage, which allows us to intervene with braces or Invisalign before these non-ideal conditions become permanent.
Teen orthodontic treatment can save parents money and save teens from pain, discomfort, or self-esteem issues caused by their conditions.
Orthodontic treatment is more than a beautiful smile too! A healthy smile is easier to clean and maintain. When the teeth are crooked, crowded or misaligned, it can be difficult to brush and floss between each tooth. Poor oral hygiene can cause cavities, bacteria buildup, gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath!
If the upper jaw is too narrow, this can cause the teeth to become crowded or blocked from eruption, even impacted, and can cause complications when the permanent teeth are trying to erupt without enough space. Bite misalignments (malocclusions) can also cause difficulty sleeping, breathing, and eating.
Unhealthy orthodontic conditions can hinder your quality of life considerably—and you may not even realize it! It’s important to visit Dr. Jewett for your free orthodontic exam so he can detect conditions that are soon to become problematic, or identify conditions that are already causing you unpleasant symptoms that you may not realize are detrimental.
The early teen years are ideal for beginning orthodontic treatment, because the jaw bones are still developing and the wisdom teeth are making their way in.
While the bones are still growing in the early teen years, we can create a custom treatment plan that works alongside the patient’s natural development. Once your teen visits us for his or her complimentary consultation, Dr. Jewett will examine their condition and listen to your concerns to help you determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary.