Adolescent Treatment


Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment

While your kids are in their adolescent years, it is the prime time for their growth and development. It’s at this ideal age range that your child’s orthodontist will want to use the growth spurts that they are growing though to their advantage, guiding the development of their mouth and teeth with orthodontic treatment. The end result is a perfect smile that will last for years to come. 

What Is Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment Entail?

Commonly referred to as Phase II orthodontic treatment, adolescent treatment typically occurs at around the age of 12 or 13. This is because by age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and is when crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be spotted by the orthodontist. Since these issues won’t naturally fix themselves, your kids will receive orthodontic treatment, typically in the form of braces or another alternative that will guide the development of their jaw and teeth towards a more ideal state. During this time, your children will have regularly scheduled appointment with the orthodontist for check ins, to ensure that treatment is going smoothly. 

Advantages Of Adolescent Orthodontics

The adolescent stage is where your children are growing rapidly. Orthodontists can take advantage of the growth spurts during this time to help shape their bite and teeth correctly. Making adjustments during this time are much easier and take less time compared to adults, thanks to faster metabolisms and higher rates of bodily development. . Also, many teenagers go through their orthodontic treatment around the same age, so your child’s friends and classmates will probably be going through the same experience. Often, it is seen as something that they can bond over, like a rite of passage for this time in their lives. 

Schedule An Appointment At Huls Orthodontics!

At Huls Orthodontics, we work with the families of Champaign, Monticello, and the surrounding areas to make our communities brighter, one new smile at a time. With Dr. Huls and his talented orthodontic staff, you can be sure that your kids and their smiles are in the most capable and caring hands. If you have any questions about adolescent orthodontic treatment, or would like to schedule an appointment, just contact us. We look forward to help your kids have a future full of healthy, beautiful smiles!