Orthodontics for Teens, Los Angeles

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Orthodontics for Teens in Los Angeles

Braces for Teens

Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!” You immediately picture yourself wearing metal braces – the traditional braces you’ve seen other teens wearing.

Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

You have choices

Braces your way

At Orthospaceship, we offer a variety of braces, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Traditional metal braces
    There are some oral health issues that respond best to traditional braces.
  • Clear ceramic braces
    Clear ceramic braces are those that are hard to notice. They may be clear or maybe tooth colored brackets to match the color of your teeth.
  • Invisible lingual braces
    Lingual braces are those that are worn on the inside of the teeth, making them far less noticeable!
  • Clear Aligners
    Invisalign clear aligners are generally preferred by teens. They can be easily removed when needed. You’ll need to be evaluated to see if Invisalign treatment is the best treatment plan for your unique situation.

Orthodontic treatment is a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good!

Please contact our practice to schedule an orthodontic checkup.

Orthodontic treatment using clear braces for teens on this young girl with purple hair
Orthodontic treatment time depends on whether a patient already had early treatment, what needs correcting now, and the patient's willingness to follow the doctor's instructions.

Treatment Time

How long it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  1. Early treatment — 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 wait to receive treatment. This can provide an opportunity for the child’s teeth to be fully replaced by adult teeth.
  2. What needs correction — The type of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed for the amazing new smile you expect.
  3. The patient — YOUR willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

Does It Hurt?

A teen’s teeth are unique so there is no one answer to this question. However, your teen’s orthodontist will strive to make sure there is as little pain as possible. Most people report occasional “discomfort” rather than their teeth being in pain. Many teens report no serious discomfort at all!

If there is pain, let your orthodontist know. They may make adjustments to your teens braces or recommend an analgesic. Nobody wants your child to have pain during treatment, particularly your orthodontist!

Your orthodontist will work with you to ensure there is as little pain as possible
Orthodontic treatment improves a teen's looks, confidence and oral health

Transform Your Smile and More

A teen’s smile can play an important role in their self esteem during treatment. That’s the very reason newer technologies, like Invisalign treatment, invisible braces, lingual braces, and ceramic braces were developed to replace the old metal brackets of traditional braces.

Beyond the smile issue, a teen’s oral health is very important. With improved dental care from your teen’s orthodontist, your child will have a perfect smile, improved self confidence, and an improved bite.

Whatever your needs are, contact us to get started. Schedule a no-obligation free consultation and get your questions answered.

Call (310) 271-7287 now for an appointment!

Transform your smile.

Schedule a no-obligation free consultation and get your questions answered.