Nervous about braces? No need to fear; braces aren’t nearly as scary or unattractive as you may think. Advances in technology allow today’s braces for teens to come in many different styles and colors, which makes life with braces much more tolerable, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. Our office offers metals as well as nearly invisible clear braces. In addition, you may even be a candidate for Invisalign Teen®, which uses a series of invisible, removable aligners to straighten your smile.
How long will I be in braces for?
This is what all patients want to know! The amount of time you are in braces really depends on the following:
- What needs to be corrected – Each patient presents with a unique set of problems. Your treatment depends largely on how severe your bite is and how well you respond to treatment. Treatment times can also vary depending on how quickly your body responds to treatment and based on your cooperation throughout treatment.
- YOU! – You are the most important factor in getting your braces off on time so you can begin showing the life changing smile you deserve! Your cooperation with the orthodontic appliances Dr. Bret has given you, play a key role in the length of time it takes to complete treatment!
Let’s face it. With school, sports, dating and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces probably isn’t at the top of your list of things you want to do. Well, we have great news for you. Now, you can straighten your smile without anyone even knowing with Invisalign Teen®! With no metal brackets and wires, you’re free to enjoy the things that make these the best times of your life. The Invisalign Teen® aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic. You simply pop a new set of aligners in every few weeks to gradually shift your teeth into place.