Orthodontics for Teens
Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!
Braces! What now?
Don't worry! Braces 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 stylish than in the past.
How long will I have to wear braces?
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on 2 key factors:
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the treament would last. 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.
- YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major 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:
- Metal braces with colors
- Clear braces
- Clear plastic aligners like Invisalign Teen
Orthodontic (braces or clear aligners) are a big part of life for many people your age. Today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.