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If the crushing emotional stress and anxiety of being a teen weren’t enough to make your teen years some of the most difficult, you also have to deal with the overwhelming weight of social pressure which can lead to all sorts of oral health and physical breakdowns. Furthermore, the last of your teeth arrive, the wisdom teeth, which often bring all manner of malocclusions and misalignments with them. The first step to traversing the teenage years successfully begins with making the right decisions.

Peer pressure plays a pivotal role in the downfall of many teenage smiles. Everything from mouth jewelry to drugs and tobacco can seriously harm your teeth and gums and set your oral health back decades. Ensure your smile will thrive by avoiding peer pressure and the bad habits that follow.

Unfortunately, as permanent teeth erupt above the gumline, they can grow in improperly. However, orthodontic care including braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign® can be implemented to correct teeth as soon as they are ready. If you catch your smile as it is still growing in as a teen, orthodontic treatments are often easier and much more successful for the long term.

To learn more about teenage teeth, contact Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C. at 901-767-5415. Come visit Dr. Scott Werner and our team at our orthodontic office in Memphis, Tennessee by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Misalignments and other dangers that come with being a teen can be overcome, so feel free to come see us today!