Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By age 12, most- if not all- of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crowding, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hhardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many of the negative associations with braces are not present. Many adolescents in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and they are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them and want to fit in.
In addition, adolescents are growing rapidly and orthodontists can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. At this age they high metabolisms which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Merna Tajaddod in Palo Alto, CA gives you the confidence you need to step into adulthood. Dr. Tajaddod will give you the confidence you need for school pictures, graduation, prom and your first year of college. Give us a call at 650.854.8888. Merna Tajaddod Orthodontics is conveniently located in the city of Palo Alto; 1.1 miles away from Gunn High School, 1.9 miles from Los Altos High School and 2.7 miles from Palo Alto (PALY) High School. We are also 5 miles away from Mountain View High School and Menlo Atherton High School in Atherton, CA.
Dr. Tajaddod understands teens are busy, as they are in the middle of transitioning from teenage years to young adulthood, therefore we accommodate our patients to their needs and support them though school activities, sports and college applications.
Give us a call at 650.854.8888 for a complimentary consultation!