Braces! What now?
Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary or undesirable as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, which makes life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past. In addition to traditional metal brackets, we also offer clear braces. Plus, you may even have the option of choosing Invisalign Teen®, a series of invisible, removable aligners.
How long will I have to wear braces?
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment that is needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients may also react to the same treatment differently. Treatment times can vary, depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
- AcceleDent®— This small, hands-free, and comfortable appliance can speed up your time in treatment by up to 50% by accelerating tooth movement.
- YOU! — Your cooperation with using the appliances given to you by Dr. Schabel and Dr. Chan 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 and keep them clean; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!
Orthodontic braces are 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 your next orthodontic checkup.