Although Dr. Bowman deals with patients of all ages, Crestview teens tend to be some of the most common patients. The reason being that orthodontic treatment is beneficial to teenagers. Teens’ years are characterized by quick growth and development, making it the ideal time to not only shape their smiles, but their bites as well. As a parent, it is easy for you to get concerned about your teenager’s oral health and why they may need teen braces in Crestview. There are several options available, each designed to suit kids in their teenage years. Unlike in the past, the options have become better, and are more advanced, meaning that a teenager no longer needs to worry about how they look, or what their friends will think. Common types of braces include:
When you hear the term braces, your mind probably thinks of the traditional or metal braces. Parents who grew up with braces had metal braces installed for them. However, with the latest development, there is a lot of progress made in this field. The metal braces installed today are of a lighter structure as opposed to the ones used in the past.
Today’s braces are made using metal brackets that are attached to each individual tooth before they are all connected using a thin arch-wire. The wire pulls and pushes the teeth until they move into their correct positions. The connection between the brackets and the arch-wire is made using tiny ligatures.
Metal braces need to be tightened every once in a while to ensure that the teeth are moving into their correct positions. Ligatures come in many varying colors, and they are something that your teenage kid may actually love. Teens have the option of choosing the colors they love.
Ceramic braces work in the same manner as metal braces. The main difference is that ceramic braces are made using a clear and completely transparent ceramic material. The transparent nature of the ceramic material means that these types of braces are not easily noticeable. With that being said, if total discretion is desired, Invisalign Teen may be worth considering.
If you are looking for expert assistance on the right teen braces in Crestview for your child, the staff at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD is here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Niceville or Fort Walton Beach.