Adolescent Treatment

Typically, Phase II treatment is normal orthodontic treatment which involves placing braces on the patient once his or her permanent teeth have erupted. The braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw. By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, which is when crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment for their children.

For many teenagers, wearing braces is a part of life – an important part of life because a beautiful and healthy smile can boost one’s self-confidence.

Children at this age are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. Pre-teens and teenagers have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

Isaacs, Nawy & Stern Orthodontics

  • Bel Air Office - 2021-A Emmorton Rd., Suite 212, Bel Air, MD 21015 Phone: 410-569-6800 Fax: 410-569-6618
  • Pikesville Office - 7211 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21208 Phone: 443-393-4900 Fax: 410-358-2355
  • Perry Hall Office - 4301 Ebenezer Rd., Perry Hall, MD 21236 Phone: 410-466-4319 Fax: 410-661-3564
  • Timonium Office - 2326 York Rd., Suite 110, Timonium, MD 21093 Phone: 410-252-3880 Fax: 410-252-3882

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