Why Teens Should Get Ortho Treatment

Do you like reminiscing about your days in high school? You were probably super confident, totally secure, and had complete faith in yourself. If that’s you, you’re the first one we’ve ever met! Teen years can be really complicated. Peer pressure. Homework. People expect you to know what career you want for the next forty years. While Manzella Orthodontics can’t help your teen with that, we can give them a confident and beautiful smile. Here are just a few reasons why teens benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Building Confidence And Self-Esteem

Let’s remember the importance of self-esteem and confidence during the teen years. We all remember how significant this time can be in shaping our self-image. Many teenagers who are self-conscious about their smiles tend to hide them. But with ortho treatments, we can help transform their smiles into something they’re proud to show off. A straight smile can make all the difference, boosting their self-esteem and opening doors to greater social and personal satisfaction. After all, isn’t it priceless to see your teen smiling confidently? At Manzella Orthodontics, we believe everyone deserves to love their smile!


Turning Teenage Teeth Toward Tighter Alignment

When discussing orthodontic treatments, we refer to aligning the teeth and jaws to create the healthiest, most harmonious smiles. During the teenage years, the mouth is still growing and adapting. Many teens experience common misalignment issues like overbites, underbites, crossbites, and overcrowding of teeth. You might notice these as gaps between teeth or teeth that are too close together, crooked, or rotated. These aren’t just aesthetic issues – they can affect oral health too. They can lead to difficulties in cleaning, which increases the risk of cavities and gum disease. At Manzella Orthodontics, Dr. Manzella and our team have years of experience spotting these issues early on, helping your teen tackle them head-on!

The Importance of Early Intervention

Ortho treatments aren’t just about getting a Hollywood-ready smile, although that is a big perk! Early intervention in the teenage years is crucial because it sets the stage for a lifetime of sparkling smiles. Getting ortho treatment as a teen allows us to make the most of the growth spurts in this stage of life. By intervening early, we can guide the growth of jaws and the positioning of teeth, preventing more severe orthodontic problems. The benefits are genuinely long-term. Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dr. Manzella has been working on teens’ smiles in West Seneca for a long time. Here’s why teens should get orthodontic treatment.

What Manzella Orthodontics Offers Your Teen

Our field of orthodontics is constantly changing.  Each year, new technologies give us a wide range of options. We can use those options to meet the unique needs and lifestyles of teens. Our team is proud to offer your teens a large selection of treatments that don’t just straighten teeth but do so in a way that’s comfortable, efficient, and, yes, even cool! Traditional metal braces are still an excellent option. Still, we also offer ceramic braces that are less noticeable, as well as clear aligners, the nearly invisible and removable aligners that are loved by teens everywhere. Dr. Manzella will guide your family through these options, recommending the one that best suits your teen’s orthodontic needs and personal preferences.

Ortho Treatment And Overall Health

While we’ve touched on this briefly, it’s worth repeating: orthodontic treatment isn’t just about a beautiful smile—it’s also an investment in better overall health. Misaligned teeth can make brushing and flossing harder. If teeth are misaligned, they can have spaces where plaque and bacteria can hide, leading to cavities and gum disease. Overbites and underbites can cause uneven wear on teeth and strain on the jaw joints. Correcting these issues with ortho treatment sets the stage for years of good oral well-being. Dr. Manzella is passionate about educating our patients on the connection between orthodontics and overall dental health, reinforcing the importance of these treatments.


Why Choose Manzella Orthodontics For Your Teen

Manzella Orthodontics calls West Seneca home. We do a lot more than fix teeth. We make lives better too. While taking the first step with treatment is a huge decision, we’re committed to making it as comfortable, rewarding, and even fun as possible. Our team treats our patients like family. To that end, we’re dedicated to delivering exceptional care every step of the way. 


We know that your teenager’s smile is your number one priority and ours too! We were all teens once and remember just how awkward it can feel to smile. That’s why we’re so dedicated to helping our teen patients smile with confidence!

Dr. Manzella has been working on teens’ smiles in West Seneca for a long time. Here’s why teens should get orthodontic treatment.

Schedule Your Teen’s Free Consultation

Navigating the teen years can be a rollercoaster of change and growth. Still, at Manzella Orthodontics in West Seneca and the surrounding area, we’re here to make at least one aspect—orthodontic health—smooth sailing. You can see that it’s not just about looks—it’s about establishing the foundation for long-term oral care, increasing self-confidence, and getting a head start on a life-enhancing, dazzling smile. Click here to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Manzella and the rest of our incredible team.