Orthodontics for Teenagers

Does your teen avoid smiling because they have crooked teeth? If so, you should give serious thought to their concern about their appearance. Crooked teeth can have profound effects on your teen’s self-esteem and social skills. That’s why you should you look to Dr. Joshua L. Johnson, a highly trained and board certified orthodontist. He offers the full spectrum of orthodontic solutions for teens to help them achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful and confident smiles.

Once Dr. Johnson assesses your teen’s oral health and orthodontic needs, he will recommend an individualized treatment program. His comprehensive orthodontic care includes conventional and cosmetic clear braces. Image-conscious teens can maintain their “cool factor” with cosmetic clear braces because they are virtually invisible. Dr. Johnson also offers self-ligating braces that can align teeth more quickly and with less discomfort than traditional braces. Self-ligating braces also require fewer office visits, making them a great choice for busy teens. Finally, some mature teens are also candidates for Invisalign®, which involves the use of clear removable aligners to straighten teeth.

Most teens are concerned that their braces are going to be uncomfortable. Trust that Dr. Johnson uses a gentle touch and does everything he can to keep his patients relaxed. To avoid discomfort once the braces are on, Dr. Johnson thoroughly educates his patients on foods to avoid, proper care and dental hygiene.

To give your teen the myriad benefits of a straighter smile, call (509) 328-1243 and schedule your orthodontic exam and consultation today!