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Teen Orthodontics

Advanced Orthodontic Care For Teens

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 malocclusions 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:

Since many teenagers start orthodontics 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 confident to wear braces as they see that their friends are as well.

Dr. Backus with two girl patients, Backus Smiles

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, including Homewood, Vestavia, Mountain Brook, and Childersburg.