About Treatment for Teens
The teen years are the most common time to get orthodontic treatment.
It's often started between the ages of 12 and 16 since most permanent teeth will be in place.
Today's braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.
The most popular and well-known orthodontic appliance, traditional metal braces hardly need an introduction.
It may surprise you, that today's braces are much smaller and sleeker than their past incarnations.
They’re lighter, more comfortable, and also easily customizable when you choose the color of your elastic ties.
Also known as clear braces, these work the same way metal braces, but feature brackets made from clear ceramic materials which blend in with your teen’s smile, making them much less obvious.
Since ceramic braces are slightly more prone to breakage, are susceptible to staining, and a little costlier than metal braces, they may not be suitable for everyone.
The Invisalign system is made up of a series of fully customized, clear trays called aligners that are nearly invisible and completely removable.
Made of soft plastic, they provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience, with no friction or abrasions inside the mouth.
Each aligner is changed out weekly for the next in the set.
When worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, your teeth or your teen’s teeth will gradually move into the desired positions.