Adolescence is the most popular life stage for orthodontic treatment. Bodies transform and grow constantly during adolescence, which makes it the appropriate time to implement orthodontic corrections. Receiving orthodontic treatment when the jaw and face are still growing can produce results that may not be achievable after development is complete.
With the advances made in orthodontic appliances, treatment is more comfortable and convenient than ever. New techniques and systems have decreased both treatment times and increased comfort. Modern orthodontic appliances can be less noticeable which allows for adolescents to feel less self conscious while wearing braces. As adolescence is the preferred time to seek orthodontic treatment, teens are likely to be surrounded by others also undergoing treatment.
Investing in orthodontic treatment as an adolescent increases the probability of having a lifelong beautiful, healthy smile.