Teen Orthodontics in Billings
Near-Invisible Orthodontic Treatments for Teens
Most children will have developed all of their permanent teeth by age 12.
This is when most parents and dentists notice bite issues that require
orthodontic intervention such as crowding teeth or gaps between teeth.
Unfortunately, this can feel like the worst possible timing for an adolescent
who is starting to feel self-conscious about their appearance and social
status. Gaps in a smile or protruding teeth can make a child feel very
aware and self-conscious about their appearance.
The good news is that braces and orthodontic appliances are no longer the
obtrusive devices they used to be. Innovative devices like Invisalign
have made it so that teens no longer need to feel embarrassed about getting
the orthodontic treatment they need.
Will My Child Need Braces?
Getting braces really depends on the condition of your child’s bite.
Some patients will need traditional metal band braces, but even these
have gone through significant advancements over the years so that they
are less noticeable and easier to clean. It is important to have your
child’s bite issues addressed now, as it is harder to correct a
bite the older we get.
Some signs your teen needs braces include:
- Reluctance to smile out of embarrassment
- Teeth protrude in or out of the mouth
- Teeth seem very crowded or have large gaps
- Difficulty flossing or cleaning teeth
- Difficulty chewing
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
At Brewer Dental Center, the initial orthodontic consultation is free of
charge. This meeting includes an oral exam, X-rays (if necessary), and
a review of medical and dental history. If a bite problem is detected,
we can review possible treatment options with you.
We offer financing options and payment plans. Call (406) 412-6365 to schedule