Orthodontics for Teens:
For a teen, getting braces can seem like the end of the world, but they’re important for giving your teen a healthy, beautiful smile into adulthood. Besides reassuring them that their life’s not over, there are ways you can help your child cope with wearing braces. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.
For the Love of Braces: The Benefits
It used to be that braces were a big metal mess in a teen’s mouth. Fortunately today, there are other alternatives that are attractive. It gives their friends something cool to talk about and provides teeth correction in the process. At Kenton Dental Care, we give you and your teen three options to choose from based on our initial consultation process and however they feel most comfortable. Some common options include:
- Traditional metal braces
- Invisible braces
- Ceramic braces
Braces are also now made with clear brackets and bands so they’re less visible. With these, you can help your teen focus on the long-term benefits of braces, especially since there are no painful adjustments as Dr. Yazar simply replaces the brackets every six weeks. Your child will experience zero pain and any humiliation that often comes with wearing traditional braces.
However, acclimating your teen to the benefits will alleviate any concerns. Many young adults tend to focus on the here and now. They don’t tend to see the long-term benefits until they understand how having straighter teeth in the future will raise their confidence by leaps and bounds.
So what are the benefits you can share with them? Properly aligned teeth obviously have a positive impact on their appearance, however, the benefits go beyond simply looking good. Braces can make it easier to bite or chew, therefore having a direct impact on healthy food choices and nutritional intake. Braces can also prevent jaw pain that teenagers might experience if they have crooked teeth. A perfect smile is the outcome of today’s teen braces.
Smiling goes a long way in making a teen feel confident. In addition, the teeth are typically easier to move into their proper location when the braces are installed at a younger age. Your willingness as a parent and their understanding of the process as your child plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete the treatment.
Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many teens, especially those who are wanting to have straight teeth, a beautiful smile, and walk with confidence into their adult years. Dr. Yazar and his professional team at Kenton Dental Care provide a stress-free plan for your teenager. Their oral health improves as a result, and you can both feel good about the orthodontic process we offer.
We encourage you to call our office, schedule a visit, and discuss your teen’s orthodontic options with Dr. Yazar.