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Orthodontics for Teens

You have just heard “You need braces!” Now what?

Don’t worry! Braces aren’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:

  • What needs correction — The severity of the dental problems will determine how long the process takes. Limited issues can be quick to correct even in 6-9 months. Other bite issues take 18-24 months. 
  • You! — Different patients react to treatments differently. 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.
  • Cooperation! — Your willingness to cooperate and 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!

Straighten Your Way!

Our practice offers a variety of appliances to choose from. Some common options include:

Orthodontics is a big part of life for many teens. Today’s braces and Invisalign make it easy to look good and feel good! Just contact our office to schedule a free orthodontic consultation.

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