teens' orthodontist

The Gift of a Confident Smile

Orthodontics for Teens in Mansfield

Crooked teeth during your child’s teenage years can diminish self-esteem and confidence, and negatively affect how your child feels about their appearance. A poor bite or jaw position can also cause oral health problems later in life. We offer an upbeat, friendly approach to teen orthodontics and we would feel honored to work with you and your family. Call today to schedule a free consultation!

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Recognizing Issues

Does My Teen Need Braces?

Common issues for teenagers include crooked teeth, crowded teeth, and malpositioned bites (overbite, underbite, crossbite). Other common issues include gaps and uneven teeth. The good news: All of these problems can be fixed with proper orthodontic treatment and we offer a wide range of options to meet every need. The team at Mansfield Orthodontics would be proud to improve your child’s smile and give your teen a confidence boost when they need it most!

Caring for Orthodontic Work

How to Talk About Oral Hygiene with Your Teen

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s smile, and many parents are worried that their teens won’t take proper care of their braces. If you’re having trouble talking to your teen about caring for their braces and their oral health, we recommend approaching the subject with honesty and treating your child like an adult. Explain the benefits of braces, why it’s important to care for them, and what will happen if they don’t.
Keep your teen informed and encourage them to make the decision to care for their orthodontic treatment properly on their own. During adjustment appointments, Dr. Mindy will support your efforts and discuss proper maintenance and hygiene.

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Treatment Options

From Traditional Braces to clear aligners

If your teen has orthodontic issues, Dr. Mindy will assess them during a consultation to help you and your child understand which treatments will work best for smile correction. We may suggest traditional braces, Invisalign, or additional treatments like palate expanders or other oral appliances. No two smiles are the same, so schedule a consultation today to learn more about how personalized orthodontics can help!

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