Teens Orthodontics Treatment Options
Teens have more choices than ever before in creating a beautiful smile. From traditional braces to “invisible” braces, the number of effective treatment options is growing all the time. Braces do more than just improve your smile.
They also help your teeth and jaws fit together better, helping you to not only have a beautiful smile, but also a healthy smile and bite. Wearing braces doesn’t have to be a big deal, and most of the time, you won’t even notice that they are there.
At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we do everything we can to make sure that you feel comfortable with your treatment. Dr. Alpan and the team offer several treatment options for you to choose from to ensure that you are happy with your decision to get orthodontic treatment.
Teen treatment options include:
Invisalign Teen is a popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth without wires or brackets. Each aligner has an inconspicuous Blue Dot Wear Indicator. The indicator helps Dr. Alpan determine whether the patient is ready to move on to the next set of aligners in their treatment program. Invisalign Teen is a comfortable, affordable, and effective way to straighten teeth. Teens do not have to avoid any foods while in treatment because the aligners are removed prior to eating. We see less stains on teeth because it is easier to keep the teeth clean, easier then braces. Invisalign Teen is very effective when patients are compliant with the program. That means wearing aligners at least 22 hours each day and following all of Dr. Alpan’s guidelines. Without compliance, the program will not work as well.
Damon braces are a system of passive, self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
Light high-technology shape-memory wires move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
The Damon System is a clinically-proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics—usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. Smaller than traditional brackets, Damon brackets are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Treatment time is usually shorter than traditional braces.
Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless brackets and high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smile and facial results. For the more image-conscious, Damon Clear is comprised of clear brackets situated on the most visible teeth to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth. Treatment is extremely effective, and everyone is a candidate for the Damon Clear system of braces.
Recent improvements in traditional braces have resulted in smaller, stronger, more efficient and less conspicuous braces. Metal brackets are the most familiar, and traditional braces offer very effective treatment results. We offer a many colors to choose from and there is no additional cost for colors. Colors can be changed at each visit. It can be a lot of fun to change the colors based on what is going in your life, holidays, school events, sports teams etc…..