My teen wants braces what are the alternatives?

If your teen has been told they need orthodontic treatment, they might be nervous about getting braces. Research by Australian Society of Orthodontists states that 70% of Aussie kids are happy or excited when they find out they’ll need braces, it’s understandable that some may feel less than enthused at the prospect.

While metal braces are an effect treatment option for teenagers and younger children, there are other treatments available.

If your child or teenager needs braces, you should be aware that there are alternatives to traditional metal braces. While metal braces have come a long way and are less noticeable than they were years ago, there are still “invisible” options to explore before making a decision.

Invisalign the clear alternative to braces!

The Invisalign System uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays (aligners) that fit over teeth. Aligners are custom-made and changed every 2 weeks to gradually move teeth into the desired position.

Traditional braces are stainless steel brackets and wires that are attached to the outside of the teeth. Wires are adjusted throughout treatment to gradually move teeth into the desired position.

So guys, what are you waiting for talk to our friendly staff about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen today, our fully trained orthodontists will advise if this product is suitable for you.

If you would like more information on the alternatives to braces contact Fresh Smiles Belmont & Fresh Smiles Newtown on 5244 4466 today.

Thanks to The Australian Society of Orthodontists for the research content