Orthodontics for Teens
You have friends who have started or maybe even completed treatment with braces or Invisalign. You really want to have a beautiful smile, but you are feeling anxious about what you might have to do to get one. No worries - Budd Orthodontics is here for you! You will be surprised at all the options available to you for orthodontic treatment.
Braces or Invisalign?
This is a question we get asked several times a day. Each case is different and the best option for your specific treatment will depend on what types of tooth and bite problems you have. Don't worry! Both Invisalign and braces can be excellent options for teens depending on a variety of factors.
Orthodontic treatment 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 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 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, and in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older to receive treatment.
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. 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 amazing 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 and follow Dr. Budd's instructions carefully. 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:
- Ceramic braces
- Invisalign including Invisalign Teen
- Lingual braces
- Traditional metal braces
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 Budd Orthodontics to schedule a free consultation!