Helping Teens Discover Their Natural Smile

Teens and young adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment delivered by an Arlington orthodontist that puts their comfort and care first. Dr. Darryl E. Gilmore of Studio Orthodontics helps adolescents achieve natural, healthy smiles with treatments like Invisalign Teen.

Discovering Orthodontic Concerns

Adolescents may be referred to an orthodontist by a family doctor concerned about emerging malocclusions. Malocclusions, or misaligned bites, can occur as permanent teeth replace baby teeth. Some malocclusions require treatment in childhood in order to prevent accelerated damage to teeth and some conditions can be successfully treated at a later time. Even if your child did not receive the recommended evaluation by an orthodontist around age seven, he or she can still enjoy the full benefits of alignment therapy. It is never too late to start enjoying a picture perfect smile.

Expert Treatments for Every Patient

Studio Orthodontics offers multiple treatment options. Each of these types of braces can deliver outstanding alignment results, though not every option is suited for every patient. An evaluation will help discover which of these options is best suited for teen patients. These are the braces we offer:

  • Lingual braces – These connect to the tongue or lingual side of the teeth so they cannot be seen from the front. This is a great option for patients who might feel self-conscious about the way braces appear.
  • Damon clear braces – Another option with a low visual impact, these braces are distinguished by their self-ligating brackets. The components are made of a clear material called polycrystalline alumina (PCA) that resists staining.
  • Invisalign Teen – The clear acrylic aligners often chosen by adults is now available for teens, too. This system makes use of a graduated series of aligners made to fit each patient’s mouth. Teeth are gradually guided into place over several months.

Discover Your Natural Smile

Make an appointment with Dr. Gilmore by calling Studio Orthodontics to explore the range of orthodontic treatment options for your teen. Call us today at (817) 375-8899 (Arlington) or (817) 847-9901 (Saginaw).