The teenage years are a critical time for jaw and dental development. Most permanent teeth are present while the teen is still growing. Lack of space at this stage can result in crowding, misalignment, rotations or impactions. This is also a critical time for social development, and a great smile goes a long way in helping to build confidence and self-esteem.
Orthodontic Treatments Used In Teens
Traditional metal braces are the most common appliances used to straighten the teeth at this stage, and can be personalized with colored elastics. In certain cases, teens can opt to have ceramic brackets or clear aligners to move teeth.
Appliances Used In Teen Orthodontics
Currently, the most popular types of braces used during teenage orthodontics include:
Metal Braces For Teens
These are traditional braces most often seen in children and teenagers. Metal braces are the most affordable. This a system of brackets and wires that gradually move the teeth into their correct position.
Ceramic Braces For Teens
These braces work like traditional metal braces, except that the brackets bonded to the teeth are made of ceramic. The white clear color of the braces blend with your teeth, making this a more esthetic solution.
To find out more, contact our specialist team located in Hoboken, New Jersey. CTOR Ortho offers unparalleled teen orthodontic care in a friendly and state of the art facility.