Traditional metal braces can be placed to move your teeth and create a gorgeous smile. Metal braces are much smaller than they used to be and you can add some fun colors to brighten up your day!
Orthodontic Treatment For Teens
Give your teen the gift of a lifetime – a healthy, beautiful smile! Straight teeth can help to improve your teen’s self-esteem and confidence. Once the permanent teeth are in, they can be aligned to their final position with braces or clear aligners. Treatment at this age is ideal because the patients are still growing.
Types of Braces
Advances in dental materials and technology have created beautiful ceramic brackets that blend in with your natural tooth color. These braces allow for traditional orthodontic treatment to be done with an extremely esthetic presence.
Another option for braces is to have them placed on the inside of your teeth. This alternative allows for orthodontic treatment to be done without placing anything on the front surface of your teeth.
Many teens desire straight teeth but do not wish to get braces – Invisalign is a great option. In certain cases, Invisalign may be the appropriate solution to obtaining a healthy and beautiful smile. It is also easier for your teen to keep their teeth clean during treatment. Come in for an evaluation today to see if Invisalign is the right option for your teen!
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A discrepancy may exist between the upper and lower jaws. The upper jaw may be too far ahead or too far behind. Similarly, the lower jaw can be too far ahead or behind. Functional appliances can be used to enhance growth in the desired direction and create a more favorable relationship between the upper and lower jaws.
Often times, the teeth may erupt into a “crossbite” position. This happens when the upper teeth are behind the lower teeth. This can be seen in the back, front or both areas! This must be corrected in order to obtain a proper bite and normal function of the upper and lower jaws. A palate expander appliance can help to push the upper teeth to be in front of the lower teeth in either the back or the front areas (or both).