Orthodontics for Teens

Braces, Invisalign, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

Braces! What now?

Don't worry! Braces are easy!!! In fact, braces today are much smaller, work faster, come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

How long will I have to wear braces?

The amount of time it takes to give you a great 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 24 months or longer. 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.
  • Accelerated Treatment - There are contemporary tissue stimulation techniques that can reduce your time in braces by up to 50%. That means a 20 month treatment can be completed in 10 months! Dr. Gibson is very experienced with acelerated orthodontic treatment oprions. 
  • 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!

Braces Your Way!

Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic clear braces
  • Invisalign
  • Lingual invisible braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. Today's braces make it easy to look good and feel good! You'll be amazed at how fast your new smile is created. Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment to begin your new smile design!