Orthodontics For Teenagers
We all understand how stressful teenage years can be.
Good orthodontic treatment and the correction of any aesthetic or functional problems can at least offer one less thing to worry about.
By taking these steps today, young people can prepare themselves to enjoy the advantages of a perfect smile, for the rest of their lives!
Thankfully, teen orthodontics and the options available have improved greatly in recent years.
From expanders to braces, wires and retainers, today’s systems are finer and less visually-obvious, feel more comfortable in the mouth, and are better-designed to blend in with the teeth.
The right treatment will depend on a range of factors as individual as your child themselves. The experts at iSmile Studio are on-hand to guide you through all the options associated with orthodontics for teenagers.
Once agreed, regular check-ups will be scheduled to monitor progress, and the approach adapted if necessary. We’ll also provide teenager-friendly advice on maintenance and care, to ensure a dazzling end result that will have your child smiling from ear-to-ear!
What are the benefits of teen orthodontics?
While there’s no one right age for braces (that’s right parents, you can get adult braces, too!) the teenage years are one of the best times to do it. By this age, teens have all their adult teeth and a good idea of the smile they want. Orthodontics for teenagers is a wonderful way to improve your teen’s teeth to help them feel confident in their smile, while also correcting jaw and teeth alignment issues to achieve a perfect and confident smile.
Will the braces be uncomfortable?
Braces and other teen orthodontics appliances are not painful, but there will likely be some discomfort when your teen first starts wearing them. Soreness, discomfort and irritation around the cheeks, tongue and lips are all-natural and will disappear within the first week or two – a small price to pay for a perfect smile.
What orthodontic options are available for my teen?
No two smiles are the same – that’s why we offer a selection of expanders, wires, retainers, braces for teenagers and other ways to shape their smile so that their inner beauty can shine just as brightly on the outside.
We’ll discuss your teen’s orthodontic options during the initial consultation. We believe in an individualised approach that takes into account your child’s unique needs, lifestyle, situation and smile goals to create a treatment that’s ideal for their teeth as well as their overall wellbeing.
What can I do to help my child?
Encourage your child while they’re undergoing treatment! Clean, healthy teeth move quickly and prevent the need for additional visits, so remind your child to practice good oral hygiene, avoid certain foods and follow our instructions. If they do, the treatment process will fly by!
How long will treatment take?
Your teen’s treatment process is tailored exactly to their oral and overall needs – that means that times may vary! No matter how long it takes, though, we guarantee wonderful results that will have your child (and you!) smiling ear-to-ear.
iSmile Studio in Balwyn is located at
1/92 Balwyn Rd.
Call us today on
(03) 9888 5677.
If you need advice on orthodontics in Melbourne, or require support with any other aspect of your oral health, we’d love to chat. Rest assured, we are here to listen and to understand. We are committed to taking the time to examine, diagnose and comprehensively plan your treatment, for an everlasting smile!