Invest in Your Teen's Smile
Sandifer Orthodontics offers a wide range of teen orthodontic options for our patients in Jackson, MS.
Whether you’re feeling insecure about your smile or have health or hygiene issues, Dr. Sandifer is here to help.
All About Teen Orthodontics
The developmental stage is the best time to address any potential future orthodontic issues that a teenager might have. The adolescent years are the period when a teenager will experience rapid dental development and physical growth, meaning that their teeth will be more receptive to orthodontic movement than an adult’s teeth.
Considering that the structure of the tooth is not as dense as adult bone quite yet, a teenager’s smile is more adaptable and able to be modified much easier than moving teeth through denser bone once the adolescent years have passed.
In addition to the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment in teenagers, the advantage of treating a young person’s teeth is that the time in which the teeth can be treated is minimized. Once a patient reaches 20 years of age, their teeth become more permanently fixed and much more difficult to move.
Identifying Bad Bites
Diagnosing and successfully treating certain bite problems can have short-term and long-term benefits. Problems classified as “bad bites” can often be minimized with the proper orthodontic treatment, including:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing or extra teeth
- An overbite or underbite
- Incorrect jaw position
- A disorder of the jaw joint
Benefits of a Straight Smile
Straight teeth that respond well to orthodontic treatment have many benefits, including:
- Being less prone to wear and tear, chipping, and tooth trauma
- Being easier to keep clean, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities
- Reducing the chances of developing gum disease, which can result in bone loss, decay, and tooth loss
- Improving proper chewing and digestion of food
Choose Your Look
At Sandifer Orthodontics, we always try to provide our younger patients with a range of different treatments that will make them confident about their teeth and smile.
In the past decade, there have been a number of major advances in orthodontics, allowing us not only to achieve the best results for our patients but also to make them feel as comfortable as possible while the corrections are being made. Take a look at some of the services that we provide:
Some teenagers may want options that are more discreet than typical metal braces. Fortunately, we are able to offer a nearly invisible treatment that can straighten the teeth without the use of metal braces.
Invisalign is one of the most advanced technologies consisting of a number of aligners that gently guide teeth into place. This does require more patient compliance, as these are removable options. Dr. Sandifer will work with the team of technicians at Align Technologies to formulate a plan that will give predictable tooth movement with aligner treatment and compliant wear.
It is essential to make sure that a trained orthodontist like Dr. Sandifer is navigating the plan with clear aligner treatment. This will ensure a pleasant experience for both the patient and the parents in a proper discussion on what is expected with aligner treatment and how we can obtain the best outcome.
This also allows for accurate monitoring and care of the teen while they are undergoing treatment from a health standpoint considering hygiene, following the right instruction, and making sure the teeth are moving as planned.
Traditional & Damon Metal Braces
Teenagers who do not mind the visual appearance of braces should seriously consider them as an option — they are the fastest and best way of aligning teeth. Throughout the entire process, we will make sure that our patient feels entirely comfortable and that adjustments and tightening are not overly painful. We are committed to tailoring an orthodontic treatment plan to each and every one of our young clients.
Make an Investment in Your Teen’s Smile Today
If you’re interested in finding out more about the services that we provide to our teenage patients at Sandifer Orthodontics, feel free to get in touch. Our team in Jackson would be happy to give you an overview of the services that apply to your case.
We have the technology and years of experience in correcting different types of orthodontic issues on a range of different clients, so we have what it takes to help you or your children. For a free consultation on teen orthodontics in Jackson MS, don’t hesitate to call us at (601) 981-5004!