Teen Orthodontic Options

Posted on: June 16, 2018

Want to find out what the most efficient orthodontic options are going to be for your teenager? As teens have a little bit of a different perspective than adults, it is not only necessary but essential that they are a part of the orthodontic process. When teens think about wearing braces, they want to know what they will look like when they are wearing them. They will also have concerns about whether or not food will stick in their braces when eating and what to do.

Teens who participate in sports will want to know if their braces will get in the way of their being able to play sports. While most teens are hesitant about getting braces to straighten their teeth, we can help ease them into the process. Once they remove the braces and see the results, they will be glad about the appearance of their smile.

Teen orthodontic options

We often recommend braces for teens, since they are still growing, but have all of their permanent teeth. It is easier to guide the teeth into the proper position, the younger the patient is.  Thus, it is easier to gently guide a teenager's teeth into their correct positions than an adult's teeth.

Some of the problems braces can correct for teens include overbites, underbites, crossbites, deep bites, weak chins, gummy smiles, buck teeth, crowded teeth and grazing problems. The following orthodontic options are effective options for teens who would benefit from getting braces.

Option #1 – clear braces aka invisible braces

Teens who are looking for a low key appearance when wearing braces often choose clear braces, which are also known as invisible braces due to the fact that they are barely noticeable.

Option #2 – colored braces

Colored braces are now an option for teens and are quite popular. With colored braces, a teen can choose their bracket color. Teens are also able to change the color throughout the treatment process.

Option #3 – ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are similar to traditional metal braces except that the brackets consist of clear ceramic materials, making them less noticeable.

Option #4 – traditional metal braces with colored rubberbands

Some teens enjoy wearing traditional metal braces because they can personalize them by adding colored rubber bands, making them fun to wear.

Need more information on teen orthodontics?

If you or your teen are not quite sure which orthodontic option is going to work best than making a consultation appointment is going to be your best option. A consultation appointment allows you to ask an experienced dentist any and all questions you and your teen have about braces.

They can offer you the best suggestions so that you and your teen can then discuss the suggestions in order to choose which option that is going to work best for your teen's particular situation.

Request an appointment in our St Peters dentist office here: https://www.klingorthodontics.com.


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