Our orthodontists will recommend the best one for your teen depending on factors such as their:
Oral hygiene habits
Lifestyle choices and recreational hobbies
The primary types of braces that we offer for teens here at Ocean Orthodontics include:
Classic metal braces deliver consistent and effective results. If your teen loves the look of traditional braces and can wear them with confidence, then this may be the best option.
Also called “invisible” braces, these braces have ceramic brackets and wires and bands that blend in with the colour of your teen’s teeth. Clear braces accomplish the same thing that metal braces can, but they offer a more subtle look which your teen may prefer.
Invisalign® is the perfect way to correct tooth alignment discreetly. Because these clear aligners are removable, your teen can take them out before eating, playing a musical instrument or participating in sports.
Most teen orthodontic cases are completed within 12 to 24 months. The exact length of time depends on your teen’s unique orthodontic needs.
Your teen does not automatically need tooth extractions in order to get braces. We take a conservative approach here at Ocean Orthodontics and we do not recommend surgery or extractions unless such invasive procedures are absolutely necessary.
Invisalign® is an excellent choice for many teenage orthodontic patients. The clear trays are discreet and will not interfere with your teen’s daily activities. To find out whether Invisalign® is the right treatment for your teen, however, we recommend scheduling an orthodontic consultation first.
The sooner the better. As long as your teen has all of their adult teeth, then they are ready to begin orthodontic treatment. It takes longer to move teeth in adults’ mouths. Additionally, it is more common for adults to have dental health complications which teens have not had the time to develop. For the best results, get braces for your teen while their mouth is still young, healthy and developing.
One of our experienced doctors will personally evaluate your teen’s smile to determine which treatment will help them reach their smile goals.
If your child is in their teen years and needs orthodontic treatment, then now is the best time to begin. Book a free initial consultation for your teen at our Maroochydore or Warana locations.
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