Dr. Knapp was a goody-goody as a teenager. Apples for the teachers, recess citation patrol, cleaning white boards over lunch – Dr. Knapp did all of the things to make a mom proud. To this day his mom is still proud, but she doesn’t look forward to coming to visit him…just the grandkids.
Not all teenagers suck up as much as Dr. Knapp, but Dr. Knapp is equipped to handle even the sassiest of teens. Teenagers come in a variety of flavors. Let us handle them each visit for 20 minutes while you treat yourself to some well deserved Chick-Fil-A right next door.
The last thing we want is for anyone to point out your child’s teeth while at school or while face to face during a football game kickoff. Let us address you and your child’s concerns and straighten up their teeth. Let us help them be confident enough to smile on all occasions.
Teenagers are great candidates for orthodontic treatment. It is a great time because their friends are also in braces, their jaws are actively growing, and let’s face it they are used to change and slight discomfort, so they can deal with their teeth moving without so much as a flinch.
Treatment will address crooked teeth, teeth with spacing or gaps, crossbites, underbites, overbites, open bites, thumb habits, tongue habits, narrow palates, missing teeth, surgical orthodontics, and much more.
Teen Treatment Options
Metal braces are tried and true. Many patient’s pick them for the sheer ability to choose their rubber band colors. Pick your favorite football teams colors, your school colors, or any color you fancy. The great thing about braces is that they work 24/7 since you cannot take them off. Our braces will do the heavy lifting while you worry about academics and sports.
Clear Ceramic Braces
Don’t like the look of metal braces? No problem. Clear ceramic braces are a great alternative for you. They offer the advantage of being able to move teeth like metal braces yet are camouflaged making them more difficult to see. If special times arise to show off some colors, rubber bands can certainly be added.
Clear aligners have advanced tremendously over the years making more patients candidates for treatment. Today they are very translucent making them nearly invisible. Not only can they be taken in and out of your mouth as needed for social events, but they allow for very easy brushing and flossing. At times, clear aligners can also decrease the treatment time needed to straighten your teeth. Knapp Orthodontics is proud to be a provider of Spark Clear Aligners.