You’ve just given your teen the news. It’s time for braces. You might have to deal with a fight on your hands. Those adolescent years are a troublesome time. Everyone wants to fit in. The last thing your son or daughter wants is to stand out because of orthodontic treatment. Fortunately, there are many options for teens that can help your child have a beautiful smile. As you remind your teenager about the final outcome that comes with braces, consider the options. There is sure to be a good fit for your teen.

Traditional Braces are Still a Common Approach for Orthodontic Correction
Traditional braces that include metal wires and brackets are still one of the most effective ways to correct orthodontic concerns. Many innovations have been made over the years to ensure that your child’s teeth will soon be shifted into the proper position. Self-ligating brackets and heat-activated wires are only a few advances that make traditional braces work more effectively. If your child is self-conscious about a mouth full of metal, braces can even be worn on the back of the teeth.

Ceramic Braces Offer a New Twist
Ceramic braces use brackets that look like metal brackets. However, the brackets are clear or they match the color of the teeth. The wires can also blend in to offer your teenager a more discreet method of orthodontic correction. If your child needs brackets and wires, our orthodontist can help your teenager find a treatment option that will make your child feel as comfortable as possible.

Invisalign® Is Practically Invisible
Invisalign® aligners are clear plastic aligners that are customized to fit your child’s teeth. They are changed every two weeks as they gently shift the teeth into the proper position. This is the most flexible method of orthodontic correction. Your child can remove them during sporting events, special occasions, and meals. Teens and adults alike love Invisalign® because it is so discreet. If your teen is worried about being embarrassed by braces, Invisalign® could be the answer. If your child is interested in Invisalign®, our orthodontist will help you decide if it’s the best form of orthodontic treatment for his or her situation.

Learn More About Your Teen’s Options for Braces Today
To help your child begin the journey to a beautiful smile, turn to the trusted professionals at the offices of Brodie Bowman, DMD. With two convenient locations in Fort Walton Beach and Niceville, we spend every day helping teens in the area choose the best orthodontic treatment for their situation. Braces will not only help your child have an attractive smile, but they will also give your child a boost in confidence. Straight teeth are easier to maintain, meaning a healthier mouth as well. It’s time to open the door to the possibility of braces. Schedule a consultation with us today.