Many parents wonder whether their children may need orthodontic treatment, and it can be difficult to tell whether issues are minor or if they are severe enough to require treatment. A common sign that your teen may benefit from braces is the presence of a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. If your child suffers from these issues, correcting the position of their jaw is essential for your child’s overall oral health. The best way to know whether your teen needs orthodontic correction is to consult with Dr. Patel.
Crooked, gapped, and crowded teeth are the most common orthodontic issues affecting teens. Sometimes, these issues are merely aesthetic. However, if the position of the teeth interferes with a proper bite, this can cause problems like excessive wear, speech impediments, and other issues. Jaw problems like an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or jaw overjet are also common, and may require treatment with braces.
Braces are usually recommended for teenagers because they are highly effective when it comes to correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues such as minor bite issues, and teeth positioning problems. We offer both traditional metal braces and tooth-colored, ceramic braces at our office to meet the needs of every teenage patient.
Some teens may also be eligible for Invisalign treatment. Invisalign uses a set of clear plastic aligners to correct the position of the teeth gently. However, this treatment is usually only recommended for teenagers who have a relatively healthy jaw position because clear aligners cannot correct serious underbites, crossbites, or overbites.
"My daughter and I are both patients of Dr. Patel. He is caring, compassionate and extremely detail oriented. He takes the time to answer questions, I never felt like I was being rushed in and out. He always put me and my daughter at ease. Dr. Patel is a devoted professional who makes his patients feel important each and every time they are in his office."
"My boys always look forward to seeing Dr. Patel and his warm and friendly staff. Dr. Patel is highly knowledgeable and highly compassionate when it comes to caring for my boys. His approach is practical and we appreciate how he clearly and simply lays out the options and helps us understand how to make the best choices for them."
"I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Patel! He is not only caring towards his patients and staff, but he takes his time in explaining what the best treatment options would be. I have already recommended to family and friends to go to Bucks Mont Orthodontics to see Dr. Patel for a consult! He is a genuine doctor and cares about his patients. I have had nothing but great experiences! Thank you Dr. Patel for being a great person as well a great orthodontist!"
"Not only does Dr. Patel do amazing work, but he is compassionate towards all of his patients! I cannot say enough good things about his practice, his staff, and his office. They make you feel so special when you walk through the door. Highly recommend!!!!"
"Dr. Patel is such a great professional. He knows very well what he does with your teeth and he has the ability to build full confidence from his patients. My son enjoys going to his appointments. Kudos, Dr. Patel!"