Teenagers And Braces- There Are Options


It is very common for teenagers to need braces to help correct the smile that you fell in love with from the day they were born.  The good news for your teenagers is that braces have come a long way since we were young and there are now many different types of braces when it comes to the options you are given and the different styles that are available.


How Long Will The Braces Need To Be Worn

The first thing teenagers worry about when told they need braces is how long will they need to be worn.  Unfortunately there is not a set amount of time that each teenager will need to wear the braces for.  Each person is different.  Some will require a short amount of time while others will require a longer period of time.


There are a few things that will help to decide how long your teenager will need to wear his or her braces.

  • The first of these contributing factors is whether or not he or she has received any corrective actions at a younger age to help improve the smile. This is not a treatment that everyone will receive.  It depends on what the dentist recommends at that age.
  • The second consideration is what type of corrections are needed. The mouth of every teenager is different.  The mouth of your teenager will be what determines the length of time that is needed for the braces.
  • The teenager himself or herself will help to decide how long the braces will need to remain on. They will need to follow the instructions given to them by the doctors and take care of the braces.  When this happens it will actually help to shorten the amount of time the braces will need to stay on.


It is important to remember that just because someone wears braces for twenty-four months it does not mean that your teenager will need the same length of time.  It might be shorter or even longer.


Types Of Braces For Teens

BracesDr. Soordhar will give you many different types of orthodontic options when it comes to the type of treatment for the teenager.  The most common options that can be chosen from are an alternative to braces known as Invisalign for teens or Smile Tru.  This is becoming a most common option because the braces are virtually invisible.  Other options are clarity clear braces, Delta Force braces, Damon self-ligating braces, Incognito lingual braces and 3M Uniteck metal braces.  So as you can see there are many options to select from and your orthodontic team may even have more to tell you about.




What Can My Teenager Eat While Wearing Braces

It is true that while your teenager is wearing braces he or she will have to be careful as to what they eat.  Certain foods and drinks have the possibility of causing damage to the braces and may cause damage to the brackets and the wires.  When this happens it could lead to costly repairs and even an extended time for the treatment.  The good news is that there are a large number of foods to be enjoyed.  The clinical team should be able to give you a list of these foods that can be eaten freely as well as foods that should be avoided altogether.


The bottom line is that there if your teenager needs braces to help correct his or her smile it is not the end of the world.  There are many different options to choose from and even a long list of foods that can still be enjoyed while under going treatment.  There is no need to worry your clinical team will help to guide you through the entire process from beginning to end.



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