Orthodontist For Teens in Jackson MS
Sandifer Orthodontics offers a wide range of options for our teenage patients. Whether they are feeling insecure about their smile or they have health or hygiene issues, Dr. Sandifer is here to help.
The developmental stage is the best stage 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 overall more receptive to orthodontic movement than an adult’s teeth. Considering that the structure of the tooth is not in dense adult bone as of yet, a teenager’s smile is adaptable and able to be modified much easier than moving teeth through denser bone once the adolescent years have passed. See our smile gallery.
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. Nevertheless, our team at Sandifer Orthodontics is highly skilled in adult orthodontics as well.
A Range of Treatments for Teen Orthodontics
At Sandifer Orthodontics, we always try to provide our young customers with a range of different options 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 options that we have to offer:
- Invisalign Teen
Some teenagers might have a preference for options that are more discreet than typical metal braces. For them, we are able to offer a virtually invisible treatment style which is able to straighten the patient’s teeth without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is one of the most advanced technologies consisting of a number of aligners which simply guide teeth into place. This does require patient compliance in wearing these as they are a removable option. Dr. Sandifer will work with the team of technicians at Align Technologies in formulating a plan that will give predictable tooth movement with aligner treatment and compliant wear. It is so very important to make sure that a specialty-trained orthodontist is navigating the plan with clear aligner treatment. This can create a pleasant experience both for the patient and the parents in proper discussion on what is expected with aligner treatment and how we can obtain the best outcome. This also allows for proper monitoring/care of the patient while they are undergoing treatment from a health standpoint considering hygiene, following proper instruction, and making sure the teeth are moving as planned.
- Traditional Braces &The Damon System
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 is not overly painful. We are committed to tailoring an orthodontic treatment plan to each and every one of our young patients.
Serving teens with orthodontic needs in the Jackson MS area
If you are interested in finding out more about the services that we provide to our teenage patients, feel free to get in touch. Our team at Sandifer Orthodontics would be happy to give you an overview of the services that are applicable to your case. We have years of experience in correcting different types of orthodontic issues on a range of different patients, so we have what it takes to help you or your teenager. For a free consultation, do not hesitate to call us at 601-981-5004!
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