Braces are no longer a burden for the teen years and most patients consider it ‘cool’ as they are improving themselves. Braces carry the aura of being progressive and wanting to improve one’s appearance. A beautiful smile breeds confidence and self-esteem.
Small braces, braces with colors, clear braces and even Invisalign are all options for the young adult seeking treatment. Treatment during this time is usually important as it frequently utilizes remaining growth to develop the arches and encourage normal changes and maturation of the face and mouth.
Malocculusions ("bad bites") like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation.
Crossbite of Front Teeth - Top teeth are behind bottom teeth
Crossbite of Back Teeth - Top teeth are to the inside of bottom teeth
Open Bite - Front teeth do not meet when back teeth are closed
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