The most important reason for orthodontic treatment in children and especially during the early teenage years is growth. There is no other time in our life when more growth and development is taking place than during adolescence. It is much easier for Dr. Draper and his team to correct crowding and discrepancies in the teeth and jaws when we can take advantage of rapid growth and changes already taking place in the teenage patient. The teeth move much easier with less discomfort in the growing patient.
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated bad bites can result in a variety of problems: