Adolescent Treatment

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Braces & Invisalign for Teens in Chattanooga, Cleveland, & Jasper, TN

At McDaniel Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves to have a smile they feel truly proud of in any situation. Drs. James & Andy McDaniel are proud to serve the Jasper, Chattanooga, & Cleveland areas with high-quality orthodontic treatment, and we strive to customize care to perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs and lifestyle. While we proudly treat patients of all ages, the majority of our patients are teenagers – and getting orthodontic treatment during adolescence lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

An Ideal Time for a Beautiful New Smile

Braces have become so common for adolescents that at this point they're something of a rite of passage – but is there a reason for treating teens with braces outside of just tradition? As it turns out, adolescence presents an ideal window of time for correcting the smile. There are a few factors that make the teenage years the perfect time for orthodontic treatment.

First off, by the time a patient hits adolescence, the permanent teeth have more or less completely grown in. This means adolescence is the first time when we can make changes to the adult teeth, which will last the rest of the patient's life. Furthermore, teenagers experience growth spurts and a heightened metabolism – and we can take advantage of both of those things to speed up tooth movement and shorten overall treatment time. Finally, because braces are so common during the teenage years, more teenagers are fairly amenable to the idea of getting braces. In fact, some teens want braces just so they can fit in with their friends!

Contact Your Cleveland, Jasper, & Chattanooga, TN Orthodontist

Whether you opt for traditional metal braces, Invisalign Teen, or any other orthodontic treatment we offer, starting orthodontic treatment during adolescence is a powerful step towards a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles. If you have any questions about treatment or want to schedule a consultation for yourself or your child, feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to request an appointment at one of our three offices. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful new smile!