Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, and that’s why it’s important for teens to have orthodontics just as much as it is for adults. The earlier braces can be put on, the better. Early treatment before having braces put on can help our dentist at Rosenberg Orthodontics guide the teeth and determine what direction the teeth need to move towards when they finally have their new orthodontics put on. Most teens have teen braces Williamsburg put on after their jaws stop growing.
Orthodontics for teenagers and adults help to align teeth and correct any malocclusions that may have been present since childhood. Early treatment is necessary in order to monitor jaw growth and determine what needs correcting. Teen braces Williamsburg can take anywhere from 1 to 2 years, depending on the level of alignment needed. Patients will need to avoid certain foods after they have their braces put on, in order to keep them in line and to keep food from getting stuck in them. We can even give patients colored rubber bands so that they have something more fun to look forward to. Traditional braces include brackets, screws and bands that help to anchor and align the teeth where they need to go.
Teenagers who don’t wish to have traditional braces put on can also opt for invisible braces. Invisible braces are either ceramic braces, or aligners called Invisalign, are less visible than traditional braces. Many adults choose to have this option rather than regular braces. Teen braces Williamsburg are easy to put on, so don’t be afraid of coming in for an exam to see if braces are right for you. Our office is friendly and helpful, and all of our staff trained to answer any questions you may have about braces, orthodontics and other general dental health questions.