At SmileCrew Orthodontics, we understand that getting braces can be one of the most impactful experiences for a teenager. We strive to make the treatment process as fun and effective as possible so that every person who walks through our doors wants to come back. We enjoy taking our time to know our teenage patients so we can give them a more tailored experience that provides them with their dream results. We’ve found that teenagers love braces because of how durable they are and how amazing their smile is after treatment. With new advancements in braces technology, this appliance is one of the best ways for your teen to get a happier and healthier smile that will last a lifetime.
How Long Will I Wear Braces?
Every patient is unique, and this is especially true for teenagers. Your teen’s treatment timeline will vary based on the extent of their issues, their goals, how well they take care of their appliance, and more. We want to take the time to perfect their smile, so it lasts, but we understand they don’t want to wear braces forever. Most of our patients complete braces treatment within one to two years of starting.
What Foods Will I Have to Avoid When Getting Braces?
We want your time in braces to be smooth as you progress toward the smile you’ve always wanted, and it’s essential you avoid certain foods to protect this goal. Hard, sticky, and chewy foods often pull wires off appliances and break brackets off teeth. While there are few true orthodontic emergencies, breaking your appliance is an unnecessary hassle that you can avoid by temporarily cutting these foods from your diet.
How Do I Care for My Teeth While Wearing Braces?
It’s crucial to maintain your excellent oral health throughout treatment so you can achieve your desired results as soon as possible. We know it can be challenging to keep your appliance clean, so we’ve developed a few rules of thumb to help you keep your teeth and appliance clean. The first thing you should do is take out any removable parts of your braces. This will make it easier to brush around your brackets and rinse away food debris and harmful bacteria. Additionally, we suggest you thread waxed floss under your wire to clean between each tooth.
How Do I Protect My Mouth When Playing Sports With Braces?
Wearing braces doesn’t have to stop you from playing your favorite sports or enjoying activities. To protect your braces while you shoot the game-winning goal, you should wear a braces mouthguard. This appliance will not only protect your braces from breaking but also your mouth and soft tissue from being irritated by your braces if something hits your face. This appliance is made to fit into your lifestyle, and you can still participate in fun things as you work toward the smile of your dreams. If you look to the stands, you may even see one of the SmileCrew Orthodontics team members there to cheer on our local teams!
How Much Do Braces Cost?
The cost of braces varies depending on your treatment, but we want to assure you that we work diligently to break down the barriers between you and the healthy smile you deserve. We’ve made high-quality treatment available at a lower cost than other offices because we want to see our community members achieve the smiles they’ve always wanted. We offer several flexible financing plans to help your family budget for this worthy investment. Additionally, we work with most insurance providers to help cover costs and get you on the way to a lifetime of dazzling smiles.
Benefits of Braces
There are many benefits to braces treatment, and we understand every patient has different motivations for getting this appliance. One of the biggest benefits of orthodontic treatment is that straight teeth are healthy teeth. When your teeth are crooked or overcrowded, they can be challenging to keep clean with brushing and flossing. Your mouth also functions better when your teeth are straight, and your alignment is corrected. If you allow certain orthodontic issues to go on, they could lead to pain or discomfort while eating, biting, speaking, and more.
Not only do braces make your smile healthier, but it also makes it more aesthetically pleasing. We’ve seen firsthand the way that beautiful smiles inspire confidence in our patients, so they feel more assured when facing their day. You deserve to have a smile that you’re proud to see in the mirror, and braces may be the perfect appliance to help you achieve this goal.