“After getting braces from Dr. Helm I feel way more confident with my smile.”
-Leanica T.


Teen Orthodontics

In most cases, the pre-teen and teenage years are the most ideal time for full (“comprehensive”) orthodontic treatment to set the stage for a lifetime of a beautiful, confident smile. At this age, the last permanent teeth are erupting into the mouth and the jaws are still actively growing, which makes tooth movement faster and offers a window of opportunity to achieve the most ideal smile and bite. Although treatment time can vary depending on your treatment complexity, average comprehensive orthodontic treatment lasts approximately 1 ½ – 2 years.

Your child’s teenage years play an important role in their development. The positive impact that orthodontic treatment can have on their self-confidence during this time of life is profound and life-changing. Other benefits of orthodontic treatment during the teenage years includes:

  • Improved oral health
  • Reduced risk of dental issues such as tooth decay
  • A properly fitting bite which improves function (ability to chew) as well as decreases excess wear of the teeth from speaking and chewing with a bad bite. When the teeth fit together properly, ideal esthetics of the teeth will follow.

Dr. Nathan Helm treats each case individually to ensure that your teenager will receive the personalized care they need to achieve a healthy smile.  Call Helm Orthodontics today at 303.371.0371 to schedule your teenager’s appointment and learn more about teen orthodontics in Denver, Colorado.