The early teens are a perfect time for your child to get braces. It’s common among their peers and unlike days past, teens now have trendy options to choose from.
Having braces doesn’t mean that your teen has to completely change their lifestyles. They can still play sports and have normal social lives while receiving orthodontic care.
The length of time your teen will have to wear braces depends on the severity of their condition, but the average time is 1 to 3 years. And, because adolescents have high metabolisms, it can shorten treatment time and decrease the level of discomfort.
Because teenagers are still growing, your orthodontist will likely recommend that your child gets braces as a teen. Not only is it a great time socially - as their peers are wearing braces too - it’s also good because the doctor can take advantage of growth spurts to help better shape, align and straighten the teeth and jaws.
The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete 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.
Choosing the right braces is important - especially for an adolescent. Finding the right style to get the best results is essential to how your teen will look and feel. At Ivory Dental, your teen can select from braces in various styles that suit their lifestyle and your budget.
Stainless steel, traditional braces that are still the most effective braces for severe misalignment
Less conspicuous and blends with the color or the teeth to make them less noticeable.
While choosing braces for your teen can be overwhelming, be sure to take the time to discuss the options with your orthodontist first before making a final decision. The staff at Ivory Dental is always available to help.