Solutions for Straightening Teeth from Adolescence to Adulthood
By the age of 13, most children have shed their baby teeth. Even before the last few baby teeth fall out and the majority of adult teeth emerge, it’s often evident if there will be overcrowding or misalignment in the permanent teeth. This period, when the adult smile is still taking shape, is the optimal time to start orthodontic interventions.
While we are passionate about highlighting the innate beauty of a smile, the significance of orthodontic care goes beyond aesthetics; it’s vital for overall dental health. Misaligned teeth or a misshapen bite can hinder proper cleaning, lead to discomfort, and even result in aches. Fortunately, orthodontic treatments can address these challenges, sometimes in as brief as 6 months.
- An overbite: where the upper teeth protrude significantly.
- Excessive spacing: noticeable gaps between teeth.
- An underbite: when the lower teeth extend too far out.
- Crowding: when teeth overlap or are too close for effective flossing.
- Crossbite: when the bite alignment feels off.
- Pain: Persistent headaches, discomfort in the jaw, or pain in the upper back and neck.
Consider orthodontic treatment for your teenager if they exhibit:
Options for Orthodontic Care
Several treatment choices are available, tailored to the individual’s specific needs and budget. Here are some potential options:
When the term “braces” comes to mind, many envision those prominent metal constructs filled with wires. However, today’s dental brackets have evolved to be more discreet, streamlined, and equally efficient as their older, more conspicuous counterparts. Not only are they simpler to maintain, but they also offer enhanced comfort.
We can provide transparent brackets that are especially favoured by our younger adult clientele. These brackets merge the efficacy of traditional orthodontics with subtlety. To the casual observer, the braces remain virtually undetectable.
Transparent aligners, like Invisalign, have surged in demand. These tailor-made, clear trays methodically guide teeth to their optimal alignment. Their snug and precise fit allows periodic removal for meals, regular oral hygiene, and rare events such as a class presentation or school dance.
The Cost Of Orthodontic Treatment for Teens In Mississauga
Under a standard insurance plan, the out-of-pocket cost for Orthodontic treatment commonly ranges from $3,000 to over $5,000. After conducting an oral examination, we can offer a precise estimate, enabling you to understand your insurance coverage and your actual out-of-pocket expenses. Without insurance, the usual cost for orthodontic care spans from $4,000 to beyond $6,000.
How do we arrive at the pricing for your orthodontic care, and why might it appear to be on the higher side?
- The present state of the patient’s oral health, encompassing both teeth and gums.
- The extent to which the teeth need to be repositioned.
- The specific orthodontic method selected.
- The duration of the treatment process.
When evaluating the price of orthodontics, several factors come into play:
Every smile is unique, just like you! To discover the perfect treatment and its cost for your special grin, pop in for a chat and consultation. After a quick check-up, we can craft a tailored treatment plan for you, complete with a clear timeline and price. Let’s work together to make your smile shine!
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Hey parents! Is your teenager ready for a smile makeover? Dive into a thorough consultation tailored for their needs. We’ll assess everything – from their teeth and gums to the alignment of their bite. We’re committed to understanding the full dynamics of their mouth. Before plotting their orthodontic course, we’ll ensure we grasp the health and beauty of their current smile. Let us know the aspirations for their grin, and we’ll pave the way to make it a reality. Partner with us for your teen’s smile journey!
Frequently Asked Questions
Getting braces doesn’t hurt when they’re first put on. As they start working their magic and moving your teeth, you might feel a bit of discomfort. Most folks say it’s more of a weird feeling than actual pain. But hey, if it bothers you even a tiny bit, give us a shout! We’ve got tricks up our sleeve to make the whole braces journey super comfy for you.
If any wires, trays, or brackets act up, call us immediately! No need to wait for your next visit.
For minor adjustments, orthodontic treatment might last only about 6 months. However, for many, the journey with braces typically spans from 6 months to 2 years. We can give you a clearer estimate after a quick oral exam.
Starting orthodontic treatment in the early years, before all adult teeth settle in, can often be ideal. Parents, consider bringing your teen in for a chat! But remember, there are also great orthodontic options for adults. It’s never too late to begin the journey towards a perfect smile.
With braces, dodge foods that could harm them — think candy apples, caramel, or straight-up corn on the cob. And, try to skip stuff that sticks in braces like gum, caramel again, and popcorn. Sugary or acidic snacks? They’re trickier to clean off. And if you have clear braces, watch out for foods like beets, curry, and Kraft Dinner as they can leave stains. Stay smart with your snacks, and your braces will thank you!
Floss threaders and super floss are tailored for those with braces or permanent retainers. At your upcoming visit, we’re eager to demonstrate the right way to floss with your braces on. Let’s keep that smile sparkling!
A Longtime Patient Experience
I hesitantly changed dentists last year after being with the same practice for many years. I’m so happy I made the move. Benitez Dental Clinic are such a fantastic team. From the courteous, warm front desk staff, to the friendly and professional medical team. I feel looked after from the moment I walk in to the moment I walk out. Highly recommend their services. Very happy to be their patient.
The friendliness, professionalism and the impeccable environment of Benítez Dental Clinic are incomparable. Both me and my family are happy for the confidence and tranquility that the team of dental professionals projects for us together with its administrative staff. We will recommend them to all our future generations. Thank you.