Orthodontics For Teens
Enjoy The Teenage Years With A Straight Confident Smile!
Elevate your teenager’s confidence and oral health with our specialized orthodontic care. From trendy braces to discreet clear aligners, we offer tailored solutions for every teen.
Secure a radiant smile and a boost in self-esteem by scheduling an orthodontic consultation today. Don’t let misaligned teeth hold them back – invest in their future with a confident and healthy smile. Take the first step towards transformative orthodontic care for your teenager. Schedule an appointment now, and let us guide them on a journey to a brighter, more confident future!
Dr. Plewe will address any concerns and conduct thorough diagnostics, including X-rays and 3D scans. A discussion about tailored treatment options, whether it be stylish braces or discreet clear aligners, fosters confidence. With appointments scheduled for follow-up diagnostics and the initiation of treatment, your teenager will leave informed and ready to embark on a journey toward a confident smile.
Our Two-Phase Treatment is a strategic approach to comprehensive orthodontic care. In Phase 1, an initial assessment is conducted, and any early orthodontic issues are addressed. This phase sets the foundation for proper jaw development and alignment. Phase 2, which starts when most permanent teeth have erupted, focuses on fine-tuning tooth positions for a beautifully aligned smile. This two-phase treatment ensures optimal results, and a healthy smile.
Commonly Asked Questions
No. As a courtesy to you and your family dentist, we will always discuss the feasibility of braces or tooth straightening without charging a fee for the initial consultation.
Typically, orthodontic treatment begins between ages 11 and 15, once most permanent teeth have erupted. However, each case is unique, and an orthodontic consultation can determine the ideal time.
We offer various options, including traditional braces and clear aligners like Invisalign. The choice depends on the teenager’s preference, lifestyle, and the orthodontic needs identified during the initial consultation.
The duration varies, but most treatments last between 18 months to 2 years. Complex cases may take longer. The orthodontist will provide a personalized estimate during the consultation.
If you have insurance, we will help you to determine the coverage you have available. We ask that you assign your insurance benefit to us. The balance will be arranged for you to pay (see above).
Professional care is provided to you, our patient, and not to an insurance company. Thus, the insurance company is responsible to the patient and the patient is responsible to the doctor. We will help in every way we can in filing your claim and handling insurance questions from our office on your behalf.
The cost of treatment depends on the severity of the patient’s problem. You will be able to discuss fees and payment options before treatment begins. We have payment plans to suit different budgets, including a no initial payment option. We also accept assignment from most insurance plans, and file the necessary papers to the insurance company. We work hard to make orthodontics affordable.
The appointment when you get your appliances (braces, expanders,aligners, etc.) usually takes one to two hours. You’ll then see us at regular intervals, four to eight weeks apart, for an adjustment, which takes 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only.
We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately. Cancel only if it is an emergency. It can be difficult to reschedule you since most appointments are made four to eight weeks in advance.