Teen Braces Orthodontic Treatment
Teen braces can benefit many as their maturing mouths, teeth, and jaw become permanent. To help teens achieve a lifetime of healthy and attractive smiles, there are new orthodontic technologies in additional to traditional metal braces that can help reduce embarrassment or social fear that many self-conscious teens feel over having braces.
Options for Teen Braces
These orthodontic options can even make treatment time fun or faster:
- Removable Invisalign Teen clear aligners
- Faster Damon self-ligating braces
- Ceramic braces
- Gold braces
- Colored elastic bands added to traditional metal braces
- Acceledent to reduce treatment time.
Being a teenager is hard enough. The choices for orthodontia available today can make life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. Plus, with treatment taking a lot less time that before, it is just a short time of inconvenience to enjoy a lifetime of an amazing and healthy smile.
Why Teens Are a Good Age for Braces
The most common age to begin orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15. This is because most, if not all, of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place by age 12. A maturing mounth enables easy detection of common orthodontic problems like crooked or protruded teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, and malocclusions like overbite, underbite, and crossbite.
At your first orthodontic appointment, Dr. Bright will assess your orthodontic needs and create a custom treatment plan. He will fully explain to parents and teens the orthodontic treatments, duration of treatment, the expected results, and how to properly care for teeth during and after treatment. Renewed self-confidence comes with a beautiful smile.
Book your orthodontist appointment online or call us! We are conveniently located in both Katy and Fulshear (northwest Richmond). What have you got to lose besides the opportunity to have a “bright” smile!