Are Braces Right For My Teen?
One of the most frequent concerns parents have about starting treatment is how much the braces will interrupt their life. Many of these parents remember the unsightly and uncomfortable braces from their childhood and are apprehensive about adding stress to their teen’s life.
Parents are often surprised to learn that modern innovations have changed the alignment experience. Nowadays, teens can enjoy a convenient and more comfortable treatment with low-profile and stylish braces. Harvey and Thomas Orthodontics offers many options specifically for teens, including Invisalign Teen.
Everyone has unique needs, and no two people have the same issues. If you are concerned about your teen, then schedule a complimentary consultation now. During their complimentary consultation, we will look at your teen's needs and determine their best treatment option.
How Do Braces for Teens Work?
Although there are many different braces options, all braces work using the same basic principle. Braces slowly encourage your smile into an ideal position by applying gentle pressure to your teeth. While wires correct your tooth alignment, the additional use of elastics and rubber bands fix your bite pattern.
How Long Does Braces Treatment Take?
Different patients will need different levels of treatment. Treatment times vary according to variables like how quickly your mouth responds to braces or how much work is needed before treatment.
Your teen can help improve their results by following our guidance and taking care of their appliances. Sometimes simple steps like maintenance and cleaning can help decrease overall treatment time!
Types of Teen Braces
Damon Braces use an archwire with a self-ligating bracket. The Damon bracket secures itself in place, allowing your teen to enjoy more freedom. Over time the Damon Braces gradually shift teeth into a more ideal alignment pattern. Plus, these modern braces feature rounded components that fit comfortably in your teen's mouth.
DAMON CLEAR CERAMIC BRACES
Also called clear braces, these appliances blend seamlessly into your teen's smile. Ceramic braces are made using a translucent material that offers a high level of comfort. Plus, ceramic braces use a tough and durable material that can stand up to any teen's busy life demands.
Clear aligners have completely changed the smile alignment experience. These slim aligners are made of a lightweight material that provides a comfortable and discrete alignment. Your teen's teeth will gradually shift into a more natural alignment by merely wearing these aligners for 20-22 hours every day and replacing the aligners at regular intervals. We offer clear aligners from Invisalign, Spark, and affordable in-house options.
Benefits of Braces for Teens
It’s practically a no-brainer to start transforming your child’s smile during adolescence. There are many reasons why the teenage years are ideal for starting treatment. Because your teen is growing every day, it’s easy to get head-turning results for their smile.
Correcting crooked and crowded teeth can help offset the damage from future issues like tooth decay or gum disease. Smiles with jagged edges and uneven surfaces are more challenging to clean. Uneven teeth cause food particles and plaque to become trapped. Trapped food particles then cause tooth decay to advance quicker.
In the past 30 years, braces for teens have undergone an enormous change. We pride ourselves in helping your teen avoid needing headgear, expanders, or permanent teeth extractions. While sometimes these are necessary, we do everything possible to avoid needing these levels of intervention.
It's safer than ever to trust an expert with your alignment. Schedule a complimentary consultation now to experience why so many people trust Harvey and Thomas Orthodontics.
Schedule a Teen Braces Consultation Near You
The team at Harvey and Thomas Orthodontics wants to help your teen enjoy the reward of a beautiful, lasting smile. All of our patients enjoy personalized care from board-certified orthodontists. Whether your teen needs Damon Braces, Damon Clear Ceramic Braces, or clear aligners, we are ready to provide a relaxing and premium treatment experience.
Discover why so many people in the Mobile area trust Harvey and Thomas Orthodontics. Schedule a complimentary consultation for your teen now!