Orthodontic Treatment With Braces For Teens

You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “You need braces!” So, what now?

You can rest assured that our team of experts can help walk you through everything you need to know about braces, retainers, and all things orthodontics. We’ve treated thousands of patients with braces, so don’t worry; they aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more discreet than in the past. At your first appointment, our team will walk you through all the tips and tricks to help you ensure that your braces do not interfere with your busy lifestyle.

How Long Will I Have To Wear Braces?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  1. Early treatment — Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment, and in some cases, it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older to receive treatment.
  2. What needs correction — The amount of treatment necessary to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
  3. You! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a significant role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

Braces Your Way

Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Iconix braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Twin brackets
  • Damon brackets
  • WildSmiles

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your orthodontic consultation.