Adolescent Treatment

By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted which is when crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will usually not self-correct, and given that the children are growing, this is the ideal time to seek orthodontic treatment. Intraoral appliances, braces and Invisalign Teen are often used at this time to straighten the teeth and correct the alignment of the jaws.

For many teenagers, wearing braces was a part of life-but now, Dr. Pine often uses Invisalign Teen to create those same beautiful and healthy smiles. Dr. Pine focuses much of his continuing education efforts on learning how to effectively and efficiently use the Invisalign Teen system to help your teenager achieve the smile of their dreams. Many people say they "do" Invisalign. Dr. Pine has been creating smiles with the Invisalign system for over 15 years.

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.