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Treatment For Adolescents

It goes without saying that an orthodontist would treat teenagers. That is the age group most commonly associated with braces.

What distinguishes Dr. Beckwith is his unique philosophy toward the teenage patient. Adolescence is sometimes a difficult transition. It does no good, and may be counter productive, to approach teenagers with appeals to authority and gestures of disapproval. Just as students display varying levels of commitment to school, patients show different levels of commitment to their orthodontic treatment and success.

Dr. Beckwith invites patients to participate in their own treatment, rather than make demands to cooperate or to be compliant. There are no "good" patients or "bad" patients in this age group. There are only young people in the process of growing up. It is better to part of the solution, and not part of the problem.