Adolescent Treatment


Phase II - Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment 

Braces For Teenagers

At Centre Orthodontics, we aim to provide quality orthodontic care for everyone, including teenagers. For many teenagers, wearing braces is a part of life – an important part of life because a beautiful and healthy smile can boost one’s self-confidence and the teenage years are a prime time to begin orthodontic treatment. As your Bentleigh braces specialists, we are ready to put your teenager on the path to a better smile!

Orthodontic Treatment For Teenagers

By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, which is when 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 for their children.

Children at this age are growing rapidly and
Dr. Tepper-Adler can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the patient’s bite and teeth correctly. Pre-teens and teenagers have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

Typically, Phase II adolescent treatment is normal orthodontic treatment that involves placing braces, which can be appliances like traditional metal braces or Invisalign Teen clear aligners, on the patient once his or her permanent teeth have erupted. The orthodontic braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw. 

Contact Your Melbourne Braces Specialist

For premier orthodontic care for your teenager, contact our Bentleigh, Australia office or use our online form to schedule an appointment. We would be happy to evaluate your teenager’s orthodontic situation to determine the best course of treatment for a brighter smile. We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon!