Braces for Teenagers in Houston, TX
While we offer orthodontic treatments to patients of all ages, the ideal time to achieve the most remarkable results is during the teenage years. That is because, during this time of change, the bones are still growing and malleable, making them more responsive to treatment. Dr. Younus will work with you to help you determine the best treatment options for your child.
Why Do Teenagers Need Braces?
Braces can correct a variety of oral health issues, including crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, along with overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. Addressing these conditions carries numerous benefits beyond a beautiful smile. Teeth that are aligned are much easier to clean, which makes them less likely to develop cavities or gum disease. A corrected bite will allow your teenager to be able to speak with clarity.
Today's modern traditional, or metal braces are smaller and less prominent than those of years past, though they still work the same. They are made of metal brackets and connected by wires that push and pull your teenager's teeth gradually into alignment. The wire connects to the brackets using elastics that come in fun colors to choose from. Metal braces are the least costly braces option.
Ceramic braces come with similar components and work like traditional braces, except that the brackets are made from a transparent, ceramic material that is much less noticeable than metal brackets. Their downside is that they are more costly and may require a lengthier treatment time.
More and more teens are opting for the virtually invisible aligners. As your teenager moves from one set of aligners to the next, the teeth will gradually shift to alignment. Invisalign Teen comes with compliance indicators to ensure adequate use. While removable, the aligners must be worn at least 22 hours each day.
Teen Braces in Houston, TX
Contact Greater Houston Dental Arts to learn more about braces for teenagers and how they can improve your child's appearance and oral health. Dr. Younus and her exceptional team are committed to delivering beautiful, healthy smiles. Call us and schedule your teenager's appointment today!