January 14, 2022
Does your teen avoid smiling because they don’t like their teeth? An adolescent’s smile can actually have a profound effect on their self-esteem and even impact their social skills. Further, according to a research study out of Webster University, a confident smile can be seen as even more attractive than traditional good looks.
We know that our teens are super conscious of their image. Just look at the number of selfies they take, and how much time they spend liking, commenting, and sharing their friends’ photos on Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram. That’s why when teens come to Somerville Orthodontics for orthodontic treatment, We want to be sure we have options for them, to ensure their confidence stays high while their smile improves.
Through orthodontic treatment (either with traditional braces, ceramic braces or clear aligners) Dr. Lee can correct a variety of malocclusions from crowding and spaced teeth to protruding upper teeth and overbites. We can also improve improper bites due to thumb-sucking and finger habits, periodontal disease, poor dental hygiene, early or late loss of primary teeth, or trauma.
Thankfully, adolescence is the optimal time to rectify orthodontic problems because we can take advantage of your teen’s remaining growth. Early correction of orthodontic problems frequently takes less time in treatment and is less costly when compared to correction of dental problems that have been allowed to progress into adulthood.
One of our core values at Somerville Orthodontics is to improve and encourage your teens’ self-esteem. It’s one of the big reasons why we offer clear aligner treatment (besides the fact that it utilizes excellent technology and allows us to create beautiful, healthy smiles). In fact, a study* by Invisalign, confirms that “people with straight teeth are perceived more likely to be happy” … we hope all our patients are leaving our practice happy after each and every appointment.
Want to give your teen a winning smile that will help boost their self-confidence? Bring them to Somerville Orthodontics where we’ll give them a smile that will knock ’em out of the park!
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