v-braces3.jpgOrthodontic treatment is available to patients of all ages. Between the ages of 11-14, your child may already have most of their permanent teeth erupted. At this age, the permanent second molars are erupting or have erupted, which we believe allows for the optimal time to begin orthodontic treatment.

Each patient’s orthodontic condition requires a treatment plan based on a specialized diagnosis of the case. The orthodontic process begins with a complimentary consultation.  This initial visit includes digital diagnostic photographs, a 3-D x-ray, an exam by Dr. Snider, and a discussion of treatment options and costs.  Treatment length varies depending on age, patient compliance, and the severity of the condition.

Our office utilizes metal braces and clear ceramic braces.  We also offer teens the option of Invisalign®  clear aligners, when appropriate.   

Teens who complete orthodontic treatment during the adolescent years can gain tremendous confidence and enjoy their new smile for senior prom, senior pictures, and graduation!