Teen Ortho

Your child experiences many changes during adolescence. Teen years are a stage of growth in height, a time when they develop their taste in music and clothing, and sometimes the self-consciousness that could define them.

This is the ideal time for orthodontic treatment; it is easier to guide your child’s smile and bite as they grow and develop.

We know teens can get nervous about how they look and what others will think of them, so at A Better Smile Dental Centre, we have many options to make them feel comfortable and give them the smile of their dreams.

Does My Child Need Braces?

Many people consider braces and orthodontics to be purely cosmetic. Having a straight smile, however, often means better oral health and comfort. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean and less likely to wear prematurely due to an uneven bite.

Braces help solve many oral health problems, such as:

  • Crowded and crooked teeth
  • Gaps between the teeth
  • Over bite
  • Openbite
  • Under bite
  • Crossbite
Does My Child Need Braces Solving these problems not only improves the appearance of your teenager, providing a beautiful smile, but the teeth are also easier to clean and, therefore, are less likely to have cavities or other oral health problems.

Bad bites can create pressure on the teeth, leading to chipped teeth or sore jaw muscles, leading to problems with the jaw joint, called temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD).

Straighter teeth can contribute to clearer speech and feeling more confident.

To find out if your teen could benefit from braces, we welcome you to contact our Sydney CBD or Lane Cove dental clinics for an orthodontic evaluation.

What Is an Orthodontic Evaluation?

An orthodontic evaluation consists of:

  • X-rays
  • A dental examination of the teeth and gums
  • A bite evaluation
  • Looking for signs of wear
  • A jaw joint exam

If your child is a good candidate for orthodontics, your dentist will discuss all of the options for a straighter smile with you and your child, along with treatment times and costs, so that you can make an informed choice for the health of your teen’s smile.

What Are the Different Types of Braces?

  • Traditional Metal Braces

    Traditional metal braces are an effective way of treating extreme overcrowding and misaligned bites. The brackets attach to your teeth and can move them to the right place when force is applied in small amounts at a time by using a guidewire.

    Today’s metal braces are pretty attractive compared to a few years ago. There are exciting new colourful elastics options to choose from. Metal braces are durable and reliable.
    Traditional Metal Braces
  • Lingual Braces

    Innovation in Dental Technology

    With this type of braces, the brackets and wires are placed inside the teeth. Lingual braces work similarly to traditional braces with the advantage of being almost invisible to other people.
    Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign Teen is the invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth. Rather than wires and brackets, the Invisalign system uses a series of clear removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth.

Teen Orthodontics In Sydney CBD And Lane Cove

We offer adult and teen orthodontics to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We welcome you to call to learn more or arrange an evaluation.
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