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Braces, What For? (Teens)

Why do I need braces?
Nearly every other teen wears them, more adults wear them and your favorite celebrities wear them too. Braces are as normal to wear as your favorite pair of jeans these days. You may think your teeth look pretty good, you may even think they look great! One thing is for sure, your orthodontist will only advise you to get braces if your teeth or jaw need treatment to keep them in good alignment and avoid later hassle. Always remember, healthy straight teeth not only look beautiful, you can also brush them better, which protects them from tooth decay or gum disease.

What do braces do for my teeth?
Wearing braces not only straightens crooked teeth, it also helps correct jaw misalignments. The trouble is not always in your teeth, it can be in your jaw. People with jaw misalignments tend to bite incorrectly, which causes pain and broken teeth somewhere down the line. So, braces not only can give you beautiful and straight teeth, they can also save you from pain and diseased teeth.

How long will I have to wear braces?
Brackets, or rather fixed braces, can often be a faster and more effective route to straight teeth. But how long you need to wear your braces totally depends on the alignment of your teeth. Your orthodontist will also give you tips on the fastest way to end your treatment. But have no fear: brace time goes by faster than you think! And if your braces are bothering you, just remember how great your teeth will look after the treatment. So, hang in there – you will love the finished results!

Your smile, your braces, your way - you choose!
Today, braces come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, much more comfortable, and even more stylish than ever. Our practice offers a variety of braces and styles to choose from:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces (clear aligners)
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your first orthodontic consultation.