Dentistry For Teens <br>In Arlington and Hurst

Teenagers have a lot on their plates in everyday lifethere’s grades, friends, social events, and much more to worry about. Your child may start to seem like they’re all grown up at this time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t still have a place here at Park Place Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics. Our doctors are happy to work with older children (up to age 18) in order to make sure they still understand the importance of routine dental care and provide orthodontic services they may need to maintain their confident smile. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Primary Dental Health Goals

When it comes to teenage patients who have all of their adult teeth, orthodontic concerns will take center stage. Dr. Shen will work with our teenage patients to address any serious misalignments, gaps, or bite problems in order to improve the look and feel of their smile for a better overall quality of life. Wisdom teeth may also become a concern at this age too.  To this end, we will assess your child’s health and follow their development so that we’re aware of any problems right away. We want your child to enter adulthood with a smile they can count on!

Important At-Home Dental Care

Teenagers may start to slack off on daily oral hygiene. We strongly suggest that parents check in with them about brushing twice a day, flossing once, and even using mouthwash on a regular basis in order to support a healthy smile through these important years. Electric toothbrushes may make this process easier; feel free to ask us for recommendations if you need them.

What to Expect at Each Dental Visit

When children reach the teenage years, their dental visits will start to become more similar to an adult checkup. We will take X-rays at the appropriate intervals, provide professional cleanings, review their oral hygiene routine at home, and recommend age-appropriate treatment when needed to correct dental problems. We will discuss the possibility of orthodontic treatment with parents too.

In-Practice Pediatric Dentistry for Teens

Our available menu of services features several quality options for teenage patients, and we’re here to help whenever they’re in need of preventive care, restorative solutions, emergency attention, and more. Keep reading to learn more about these valuable treatment options and what they can do for your child:

Though our pediatric dentist can identify many developmental irregularities, an orthodontist is a dental specialist whose primary training and focus revolves around the identification and correction of crooked teeth and misaligned jaw structures. Our orthodontist is trained to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and tooth development early on in children! Orthodontic treatment can be used to address a number of oral health problems, including crooked teeth, bite problems, thumb-sucking, teeth-grinding, and TMJ—all without extracting permanent teeth.