Teen Braces & Orthodontics
Getting Braces as a Teenager
Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!
You've just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”
Braces! What Now?
Don't worry! Life with braces isn'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. Our Triad Orthodontic team will work with you to find the right options for you.
How Long Will I Have to Wear Braces?
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:
- Early treatment — Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment, in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait to receive treatment.
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Your treatment process is as unique as you are. 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.
- 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 types and styles of braces to choose from. Some common options include:
- Traditional Metal Braces
- Ceramic/Clear braces
- 3M Clear Aligners
Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.