Honolulu & Aiea Area Orthodontist For Your Teen
Dung Orthodontics is proud to provide Honolulu and Aiea area adolescents and teenagers with specialized orthodontic care. Between the ages of 11 and 15 is generally the most common time when children require orthodontic treatment. Our expert team strives to stay up to date on the most recent braces technology including Invisalign Teen to help ensure that your teen will have a beautiful smile in no time!
Why The Pre-Teen & Teen Years Are An Optimal Time For Braces
There are many reasons why so many adolescents have braces in their early teen years. By 12 years of age, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This age is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in. At Dung Orthodontics we provide our younger patients with a variety of modern braces options, including:
- Modern Metal Braces – smaller than ever before
- Clear Ceramic Braces – more discreet than metal
- Invisalign Teen – nearly invisible
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Schedule Your Teens First Orthodontic Visit At Our Honolulu Or Aiea Office
If you believe that your teen could benefit from orthodontic treatment, please give us a call to schedule a FREE examination. During this first visit at either our Honolulu or Aiea, HI office, orthodontist Dr. Dung and his team will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.
We look forward to seeing you soon!