The gift of a radiant smile lasts a lifetime! Discover how the professionals at Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics help your teen enjoy a more natural smile using the latest advancements in treatment. Schedule your complimentary consultation now!
One of the most common questions we hear is, “are braces right for my teen”? Many parents are concerned about their children’s teeth but are apprehensive about putting their teen through a stressful treatment while their child is going through some of their most challenging years.
You may be surprised to learn that recent innovations have entirely changed the alignment experience. Modern braces are more comfortable and stylish than ever before! Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics is a Gold provider of Invisalign, clear braces, and self-ligating braces for teens.
Even though there are many new ways to enjoy a more natural smile, all braces options observe a fundamental principle.They all guide teeth into their ideal position by applying pressure over time. For some teens, appliances like elastics and rubber bands may be used to improve results.
The ease and versatility of Invisalign are a great innovation in teen braces. These slim and comfortable aligners gradually guide their smile into a more defined alignment. Teens can take their Invisalign out at a moment’s notice for a quick snack or to allow access for brushing and flossing. All your teen needs to do is wear the aligners daily (at least 20-22 hours) and replace them at doctor-requested intervals. We are a certified Gold Invisalign provider and Dr. Hamilton has advanced research and training in aligner technology.
Clear braces are made of a nearly translucent material that matches the color of your teen’s teeth. As a result, teens with clear braces wearers enjoy a more discreet treatment experience. Teens with clear braces get the benefits of a comfortable appliance coupled with low-profile components.
The modern convenience of self-ligating braces allows your teen to enjoy more freedom during treatment. The adjustment wire for self-ligating braces is secured using clips that function similarly to a door. Since the mechanism operates for more extended periods, your smile can move more efficiently. While most patients do not need elastic ties or colors to complete their treatment, we can still add vibrant colors to any smile. The final result is modern appliances that let your teen enjoy fewer visits and more overall comfort.
The teenage years are an ideal time to start braces treatment. During adolescence, Dr. Engstrom and Dr. Hamilton can take advantage of rapid growth and metabolism, resulting in more efficient treatment. Completing treatment during these years of quick growth results in better and longer lasting results for your teen.
Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can lead to bigger issues down the road such as uneven tooth wear, problems with gums, and other long term health concerns.. Intervening during their teenage years can help you save time and money.
Orthodontic treatment has changed a lot in the last 30 years. Modern treatment no longer requires headgear or uncomfortable appliances. Getting results with braces or aligners is more fun and comfortable than ever.
There is no set amount of time for treatment. The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:
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 waits until later to receive treatment.
What needs correction:
The amount of treatment necessary to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Orthodontic problems take different amounts of time to correct. Every patient also has individual differences in biology that can affect the speed of orthodontic treatment. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete the treatment, another patient may require 24 months.
Your willingness to follow the guidance of your orthodontist will play a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take proper care of the braces and appliances; this truly will help make the treatment shorter!
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The Engstrom & Hamilton Orthodontics professionals have helped countless people across the Raleigh and Fuquay Varina areas reveal a more confident and alluring smile. Discover why so many people trust us with their smiles.
Whether your teen needs Invisalign, clear braces, or self-ligating braces, our experts know how to provide a treatment that matches your teen’s busy lifestyle.
Get started now by calling us at 919-870-4443 or scheduling your complimentary consultation online.