Teens are the most likely orthodontic patients, since tooth alignment and jaw development are still evolving and hasn’t yet completely formed.
If you have a teen who has a misaligned smile, then you know how concerned they feel about their image. Most kids don’t care for the look and feel of braces. If your child dreads getting orthodontic treatment, then he or she may be a candidate for one of the following “no braces-look” options:
Lingual braces work similarly to traditional orthodontics, except that they go on the inside of the teeth instead of the outside. These braces take some getting used to and can be tricky to clean. But the main benefit is that they won’t be visible in your teen’s smile.
Invisalign is a famous metal-free braces option. It involves clear trays that gradually coax teeth into proper alignment. Your teen will have to be responsible enough to wear the trays as directed for the best results. Aligner trays are removable for meals, photos, easy cleaning, and oral hygiene.
Ceramic braces are a good economical choice if your teenage son or daughter wants an option with low visibility. Ceramic brackets and tooth-colored wires can hide the fact that your teen is wearing braces.
Which Ortho Option Is Right for Your Teen?
Which kind of braces is right for your teenager depends on their maturity, confidence, and oral health needs. Invisible braces may not be sufficient to correct your child’s tooth alignment problems. Prepare your teen to accept whatever method is best for their case.
To find out what your family’s options are, schedule a consultation with a dentist or orthodontist in your area.
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Group Health Dental
230 W 41st St
New York, NY 10036
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