Orthodontics for Teens
Invisalign, braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!
INVISALIGN TREATMENT FOR TEENS
Yes, we do it! Advances in technology have now made Invisalign an equal treatment option for teens in the vast majority of cases. Dr. Gaynier is proud to offer this service. To see our page specifically about Invisalign treatment for teen patients, please click here.
To schedule a complimentary new patient consultation, please click here to schedule online, or call our office during business hours at 915-581-8152.
BRACES TREATMENT FOR TEENS
You've just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”
Braces! What now?
Don't worry! Braces aren't nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces 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 braces?
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; in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait 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. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 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!
Braces Your Way!
Our practice offers a variety of braces, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:
- Ceramic 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!
A free orthodontic consultation can be scheduled either on our website 24/7, or by calling our main number during business hours @ 915-581-8152.