Orthodontics for Teens
Orthodontic treatment is a big part of life for many people your age. Today's orthodontic options make it easy to look good and feel confident! Cosmetic options include ceramic (clear) braces or Invisalign. Other teens prefer the traditional metal braces accented with changeable color ties. Today's braces are much easier, more comfortable and even more stylish than in the past.
How long will I be in treatment?
The amount of time it takes to treat your smile depends on two key factors:
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their 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 to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
- YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances Dr. Kathleen Tavarez 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!