Orthodontics for Teens

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Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

Well your probably wondering why you need orthodontic treatment. Well we've listed a few reasons you may need them below. Your probably not the only one of your friends that needs orthodontic treatment. We have a variety or treatment options to may you feel a bit more comfortable going through treatment. The average treatment time is about 22 months, but we will make sure to tell you our estimated treatment time during our complimentary consultation. We do offer ways to speed up treatment, and we can discuss these options during your consultation.

Orthodontic treatment for teens may consist of metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign or other appliances. The goal of treatment would be to:

  • Correct the width of the upper and/or lower arches to improve the smile

  • Correct crowding in the upper and/or lower arches

  • Close open bites

  • Correct excessive overjet and overbites

  • Correct the growth pattern of the upper and/or lower jaw

  • Assist in determining if your child has any conditions affecting his or her airway

    • Provide treatment if necessary​

  • Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw surgery) to correct skeletal imbalances

The conditions our orthodontist will look for are:

  • Crowding of permanent teeth

  • Impacted or ectopic (misaligned) permanent teeth

  • Retained primary (baby) teeth

  • Thumb or finger habits

  • Mouth breathing

  • Open bites (teeth not touching in the front of the mouth)

  • Crossbites (teeth that do not come together normally)

    • Can be in the front or back of the mouth​

We've provided some photos below of some of the conditions we look for.


We will determine if your child needs orthodontic treatment with an appliance and/or braces during our complimentary consultation. 

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Please take a look at the various tools your orthodontist may use to correct your bite and give you the smile you've always wanted. We provide treatment options including metal braces, clear braces, lingual braces, Invisalign, expanders and other appliances. 

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Island Way Orthodontics

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500 University Blvd

Suite 112

Jupiter, FL 33458


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Posterior Crossbite - Orthodontics

Upper jaw constriction may be due to abnormal growth patterns and/or airway issues.