Phase II & Adolescent Treatment

h-braces2At DN Orthodontics, formerly known as Denise Nguyen Orthodontics, it’s our goal to give you a straighter and healthier smile. As your trusted Vienna, VA children’s orthodontist, we’re proud to offer many different types of braces in order to help you attain the smile that you desire. While we’re able to treat patients of all ages, adolescents are the age group that we treat most often in our Vienna, VA office. There’s a good reason for that too – adolescence is the perfect time for braces and other orthodontic treatments.

The Perfect Time for Orthodontic Treatment

The most common time for orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15. By the age of 12, most, if not all, of a child’s teeth will have fully erupted. This allows an orthodontist to detect any problems, including crooked teeth, bad bites, and gaps. Because these problems will rarely ever correct themselves, adolescence is a popular time to treat orthodontic problems since it’s generally the earliest age that a child can be treated.

Other Benefits of Adolescent Treatment

Some of the other benefits of getting orthodontic treatment during adolescence include the following:

  • This is a great time for orthodontic treatment because many other kids in this age range are undergoing orthodontic treatment as well. There’s less hesitance toward wearing braces because children will have many of their peers undergoing this treatment as well.
  • Children at this age will be growing rapidly, meaning that orthodontists can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and the teeth correctly.
  • Kids also have high metabolisms, which will help shorten treatment time and even lessen any potential discomfort.

Contact Your Vienna, VA Children’s Orthodontist Today!

If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (703) 847-6544. Alternatively, you can fill out our appointment request form to schedule through our website. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you attain the smile that you desire!