While you’ll find people of all ages at our Smile Sooner office, the majority at our office, as in most orthodontists’ offices are teens. The reason? Adolescence is the ideal time for many orthodontic treatments: adult teeth have usually come in and the jaw is still growing and changing so it’s easier to adjust the alignment of the teeth. If your teen feels apprehensive about wearing braces, come in for a consultation appointment. The braces I use are much more comfortable and less obvious than conventional braces and the months your teenager will wear the braces will pay off in many ways for the rest of their lives.
Does Your Teen Need Braces?
Braces are an effective way to correct many alignment problems that can affect dental health and appearance, such as:
Gaps between the teeth
Crowded, crooked teeth
Correcting these problems not only makes your teen’s smile more attractive, it also makes teeth easier to clean, food easier to chew (without causing uneven pressure and wear on some of the teeth), and improves oral health overall.
Less Visible Braces, Faster Treatment
Most people picture conventional metal wires and brackets when they think of orthodontic treatment. Many new options are available now which are less visible, more comfortable and actually work faster than conventional braces.
At Smile Sooner, in addition to conventional braces, ceramic braces and Invisalign® clear plastic aligners, we have had considerable success with self-ligating braces which are adjusted by tiny spring-loaded mechanisms in the brackets that hold the archwire to the teeth. The results? Here’s what we’ve found at Smile Sooner:
Teens are happier that self-ligating braces are mostly transparent and less visible than conventional braces
Shorter appointments for readjusting the braces (so you won’t be late for soccer practice)
Less discomfort after appointments
Shorter treatment times
The effectiveness of any orthodontic treatment depends on you wearing the braces regularly, keeping up with appointments and maintaining good dental hygiene habits. At Smile Sooner, we’re focused on giving you optimal results as quickly and affordably as possible. We’re motivated – and we hope that you’ll feel the same way!
It’s natural to have questions and concerns before you make any decision that affects your health, your appearance – and your wallet! At Smile Sooner, we encourage you to call, text or email us. We’ll be happy to give you the information you need to make a decision that makes sense for you.