adolescent treatment

  • Adolescence is the optimal time for orthodontic treatment although occasionally even earlier intervention (Phase I Treatment) is necessary. Generally by the age of 11-13, the baby teeth have all been lost and the permanent ones have mostly come in. At this time, we can evaluate and work on correcting the problems that cause a bad, unhealthy bite, crowding or poor alignment of teeth, and improper spacing.  
  • Important key to remember: orthodontic problems do not improve with age.
    • It is easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because jaw growth is happening rapidly at this time. In later years, when the bones of the face and jaw are fully developed, many orthodontic problems become more difficult, longer, and costly to treat.


Patient Reviews

If you’re looking for a Dentist… Embrace Dental & Orthodontist is the place!! Not only is the staff friendly and welcoming, the Dentist are amazing!! FYI.. my 9 year old loves going to her appointments ❤️ Braces coming off today 💪🏻

Betty P. (Verified Patient)


I had my first appointment here on Friday and the staff was so nice and helpful! I was referred here by a co worker who also goes here and I couldn’t have had a better experience! Dr. Lee is so gentle and did an excellent deep cleaning. Nancy was also gentle with doing my X-rays and polishing me up! I’m excited to go back in 3 months for another cleaning!

Drianna D. (Verified Patient)


Finally got around to finding a dentist and I have definitely found the right one. Very clean facility! Staff is welcoming and extremely polite. I was comfortable the moment I walked in. The entire visit was painless.

Eric P. (Verified Patient)



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Patients can personalize their braces with color ties, making each appointment more fun.

Phase I Treatment

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile!

Adolescent Treatment

It is easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because jaw growth is happening rapidly at this time.


Invisalign clear aligners are made from smooth, high-quality plastic that are custom-fitted to your mouth.

Adult Treatment

With the advancements in technology and various treatment options available, an increasing number of adults are seeking orthodontic treatment today.

Temporary Anchorage Devices

TAD’s are small, screw-like dental implants that function to provide a stable anchorage when achieving teeth movement.

Maxillary Skeletal Expanders

For late teens and adults with a narrow upper jaw, this appliance can achieve skeletal expansion.


After orthodontic treatment is finished, a custom-made removable or fixed retainer will be made to help teeth maintain their new position.

Emergency Care

Please contact us as soon as possible if you are experiencing a dental emergency

Hours of Operation

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(562) 630-7777

12009 Garfield Avenue South Gate , CA 90280