With all the important things that a teen has to focus on, like school, sports, family, and friends, appearance should be the least of their worries. We give our teenage patients one less thing to worry about by helping them maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard offer general dentistry services that preserve good oral health so that our teenage patients can avoid unwanted dental complications. Additionally, we provide restorative dentistry treatments that can address dental problems before they get out of hand, and dental services that ensure the teeth are straight and beautiful. By providing quality dental care for teens, we hope to set our Corpus Christi, TX patients up for a lifetime of healthy dental habits.
General Dentistry Services for Teens
Most teenage patients know that they should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day and flossing them every night. Unfortunately, knowing and doing are two different things, and it is common for teens to let these oral hygiene habits become neglected. The best way to ensure that oral health does not suffer as the result of mediocre oral hygiene practices is with regularly scheduled professional dental cleanings. Teens should have the teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. These cleanings prevent the buildup of bacteria, plaque, and tartar, which can destroy healthy tooth enamel. These biannual appointments are also an ideal opportunity for our dentists to examine the teeth and gums to determine if any additional services are needed. The earlier a dental problem is detected, the easier it is to treat. Regular general dentistry care really is the foundation of any healthy smile.
Restorative Dentistry Services for Teens
With regular dental exams and cleanings, teens should be able to avoid serious oral health problems. That being said, it is normal for minor complications to develop. The most common dental problem that is faced by teens is tooth decay. As bacteria build up around the teeth, it forms a hard, sticky layer of bacterial plaque and tartar. Over time, the substance eats away at healthy tooth enamel. This deterioration of enamel is what is commonly known as tooth decay.
When tooth decay is diagnosed early, it can be easily treated with a simple dental filling. We offer tooth-colored fillings to effectively rebuild tooth structure while blending in seamlessly with the natural teeth. A tooth-colored filling can restore the strength and structure of a damaged tooth and protect it from more serious dental complications.
Teeth Straightening Treatment for Teens
The most common cosmetic issue among teens is crooked, misaligned teeth. We help our teenage patients achieve straight, beautiful teeth by offering Invisalign® treatment. This treatment relies on a series of clear, plastic aligners to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment so that patients can enjoy an even bite and straight teeth. These aligners are virtually invisible, and are much more comfortable and convenient than traditional metal braces. Many teens prefer Invisalign® to traditional braces because they do not interfere with eating (they can be removed while a patient eats), they are easy to clean and care for, and they aren’t as obvious as metal braces. Invisalign® provides effective results in roughly the same timeframe as traditional braces.
Schedule an Appointment
At our dental practice, Drs. Charles A. Robertson and Nicholas Perry Orchard provide the dental services that make it easy for teens to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. If you are looking for a trusted and experienced dentist to help your teen care for his or her smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Robertson or Dr. Orchard at your earliest convenience.