The teenage years are a time of personal, physical and academic growth. Because the bones and jaw of a teenager are still growing, this is an excellent time to guide the bite into proper alignment and to straighten teeth.
Straightening your teen's teeth and improving their smile can do wonders for their self-confidence during a particularly difficult time of adolescence. However, just the mention of 'braces' can have even the hardiest of teens running for the hills. However, that was before the advent of discreet orthodontic options.
These days, teenagers don't have to worry about what they'll look like with braces on because the majority of people they interact with probably won't even know they're having treatment.
Invisalign for teens
At Smile Team Orthodontics, one of our most popular orthodontic treatment options for teenagers is Invisalign. These clear, plastic aligners include a blue dot wear indicator to help teens - and parents - keep track of the number of hours the aligners are being worn. Teen patients also receive up to six spare sets of the aligners in the event of them being misplaced, lost or damaged.
The greatest benefits of Invisalign though are:
- The aligners are virtually invisible.
- They're removable, so can be taken out for sports, playing musical instruments and attending significant events in a teen's diary, such as a school prom!
Invisalign aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label and the instructions of your treating orthodontist.
Discreet treatment options
Invisalign isn't the only discreet treatment option we have available for teens at Smile Team Orthodontics. Our range of clear, ceramic and lingual braces will also ensure attention isn't drawn to treatment but will still get results your teen won't be able to stop smiling about.
Teen braces from a highly-skilled team
All our teen braces are fitted by a highly-skilled team of orthodontists at Smile Team. Every team member is trained and experienced at helping your teenager choose the right type of fitting for their needs. Whether they’re looking for traditional metal braces or they’d rather have Invisalign, we have something for you.
Braces and Invisalign for teens
We have lots of experience in fitting braces for teens, so we know they usually want the most discreet option available. Because of this, we offer the following types of teen orthodontic treatments:
Invisalign is the most subtle teeth straightening option available, so it’s popular with teens and young adults. A series of almost-invisible plastic aligners slowly correct teeth placement, and can be removed for eating or cleaning.
Lingual braces rest on the back of your teen's teeth, facing the inside of their mouth. This makes them as popular as Invisalign, as they tick the discretion box. The specialists at Smile Team have had the specialised training required to fit lingual braces for teens.
Clear braces, also known as ceramic braces. They work just like traditional metal braces, but they have a tooth-like colour, which makes them much more subtle. They are highly effective at fixing various types of misalignment.
Traditional metal braces
Traditional metal braces and brackets fixed to teeth apply consistent pressure to pull teeth back into proper alignment. We encourage our teenage patients to choose their favourite colours for their braces to make them less of a chore.
The type of braces your teen chooses will depend on several factors, and we take considerations such as budget, the braces’ capabilities and your teen’s wishes into consideration. Rest assured, all our teen orthodontic treatments are based on sound clinical judgement.
Why choose Smile Team for teen orthodontics?
When you choose Smile Team for teen orthodontics, your teenager will benefit from first-class facilities and friendly, professional staff at our clinics throughout Western Sydney and the Illawarra region. We have plenty of experience in treating teenagers and we aim to make them – and you – happy.
To learn more about our braces for teens or to make an appointment, contact us here or call 1800 7 6453 8326 today.