Some believe that after a child’s permanent teeth have grown in, they can be treated at an “adult” clinic.
From a child’s point of view this seems reasonable. It strokes their ego and plays to their perception that they are already adults. From a medical point of view this is a big mistake. If you ask experienced dentists about treating the teeth of teenagers, they will point out that though they have permanent teeth, they have not finished growing and their roots are still developing. Pediatric dentists not only possess specialized expertise, but also appropriate equipment and materials. Mistakes which occur during the treatment of a teenager’s teeth can lead to very serious consequences.
Consultation with a dentist to develop a treatment plan (Children’s Department)