You've just heard that “YOU NEED ORTHODONTICS!”
Don't worry! Orthodontic treatment isn’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, orthodontic “appliances” 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 orthodontic appliances?
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:
- Early treatment — Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment, and in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older to receive treatment.
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment, it may take another patient 36 months. 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.
- YOU! — Your willingness to 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!
Orthodontics your way!
Our practice offers a variety of appliances, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:
- Ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
Orthodontic treatment is a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today's orthodontic treatment makes it easy to look good and feel good! Please ask your parent to contact our practice to schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation.