Advanced Orthodontic Care For Teens In the Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, Childersburg and Sylacuaga Areas

The early teenaged years are the most common time for adolescents to undergo orthodontic treatment. By the age of 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and have settled into place. It is also around this time that various maloclussions start to become present, including crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites.

Unfortunately these orthodontic problems will most likely not correct themselves, so it may be necessary for you teen to start wearing braces. At Backus Smiles we provide our patients with a wide variety of braces, including many more aesthetic options, such as:

  • SmartClip braces
  • Clarity clear braces
  • Incognito braces – hidden behind the teeth
  • Invisalign

Since many teenagers start to wear braces in middle school and high school, a lot of the negative associations of braces are not present. Often, children of this age group feel more convinced to wear braces as they see that their friends are as well.

Benefits Of Early Interceptive Treatment

Children at this age are growing rapidly, which means that an orthodontist can take advantage of growth spurts and help to properly shape the teeth and bite correctly. Teens generally see shorter treatment times in comparison to adults wearing braces, which also leads to less discomfort.

Complimentary Orthodontic Exam For Your Teenager

Backus Smiles provides complimentary orthodontic evaluations for all patients upon their first visit. During this exam, Dr. Backus will be able to determine the specific bite problem and prescribe the best way to correct it. Please contact us at our office to schedule your appointment. We are located in Birmingham and Sylacuaga and provide service to children, teens and adults in the surrounding areas.