Braces for Teens in Springfield, Beavercreek, and Bellefontaine, OH

In the past, braces appeared embarrassingly bulky and noticeable. However, advancements in technology make it easier to straighten teeth with low-profile braces that even the pickiest of teens appreciate!

Regardless of your teen’s needs, Dhingra Orthodontics goes above and beyond to give them a confident smile. Contemporary options like Invisalign®, clear braces, and traditional metal braces allow your teen to enjoy the best possible treatment. 

The perks of a beautiful smile last a lifetime, and our experts understand how to provide braces for teens with lasting results. Schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located offices to learn more. 

Types of Teen Braces

Teen braces come in more forms than ever before! The unique shape and positioning of your teen’s teeth and lifestyle contribute to choosing the best options for an enduring, beautiful smile.

Some of our excellent options for braces include: 

Clear Braces

Radiance Clear braces are the next evolution in braces technology. These appliances use ceramic brackets that fasten to the teeth, and a virtually invisible wire to adjust and align the teeth with comfort and ease. The construction of clear braces gives them a sleek, practically transparent look that blends in with their surrounding teeth! 

Metal Braces

Metal braces have a proven track record of correcting bite misalignments. The secret to metal braces is their complex system of brackets and wires that work around the clock to improve your teen’s smile. Ligatures attach the wire to the brackets as the wire guides the movement of your teeth.  

These ligatures come in a nearly endless variety of colors that teens enjoy personalizing during each visit. The pop of color is a fun additive to metal appliances.

Alternative to Braces for Teens: Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign for Teens is a specialized Invisalign treatment designed to meet the needs of younger people. These clear aligners only need to be worn from 20-22 hours a day to correct your teen’s smile. 

Each Invisalign aligner set is also equipped with an indicator to verify that your teen is wearing their trays as instructed! 

Benefits of Braces for Teens

Modern braces not only feel and look better, but also correct issues more quickly. Check out some of the advantages teen braces offer: 

  • Sleek, nearly invisible forms of braces like Invisalign and clear braces make tooth adjustment nearly imperceptible. 
  • Modern braces adjust teeth and correct dental issues more quickly. 
  • New advances in technology make brackets smoother for gentler tooth alignment.
  • Colorful bands allow your teen to personalize their braces.  
  • Some forms of braces correct advanced dental issues such as jaw positioning, arch size, and bite problems. 

Are Braces Right For My Teen?

Braces provide a confident smile and also address more complex dental issues such as: 

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Arch size
  • Jaw alignment
  • Crooked teeth 
  • Gapping teeth 

Correcting these issues early in life helps reduce further dental concerns such as:

  • Tooth injury – patients with over or underbites are more likely to injure their protruding teeth.
  • Bone depletion – Arch size, jaw alignment, and over and underbites cause overuse of some regions of the mouth. Correcting alignment issues with braces helps ensure the longevity of the bones and muscles in the mouth. 
  • Gingivitis, cavities, and other mouth diseases – Plaque build-up and infectious germs occur more commonly in crooked and gapped teeth because they are harder to clean.

Correcting these issues early in life helps reduce further dental concerns such as:

  • Tooth injury – patients with over or underbites are more likely to injure their protruding teeth.
  • Bone depletion – Arch size, jaw alignment, and over and underbites cause overuse of some regions of the mouth. Correcting alignment issues with braces helps ensure the longevity of the bones and muscles in the mouth. 
  • Gingivitis, cavities, and other mouth diseases – Plaque build-up and infectious germs occur more commonly in crooked and gapped teeth because they are harder to clean.

Whatever the reason you seek braces, our caring team at Dhingra Orthodontics understands how to help you choose the best appliance for your one-of-a-kind smile! 

How Do Braces for Teens Work?

Braces provide a healthy smile for teens through gentle force that guides the teeth into their ideal positioning. Traditional braces use brackets and a guiding archwire to align teeth properly, while Invisalign and non-traditional braces use molded trays to reposition your teeth. The new positioning provides a healthier bite, easier cleaning, and more confidence to teens who choose to wear braces. 

How Long Does it Take?

Treatment time varies based on the level of dental correction needed to provide a healthy smile. For the lasting smile that braces provide, patients often need to wear their appliances for 18-24 months. During your initial consultation, our team will provide an estimated timeline and offer any extra guidance to make your tooth alignment process as easy as possible.

After removing your braces, maintaining a healthy smile requires using a retainer. Talk to your orthodontist about how often and long you will need to wear your retainer to preserve your glowing smile. 

Discover The Best Braces for Teens in Ohio

We consider essential factors such as a teen’s age, maturity, and responsibility in making a plan for their tooth alignment. Dr’s. Azie and Seema Dhingra are leading experts in orthodontic care and will work with you and your family to ensure our results last a lifetime! 

Schedule a complimentary initial visit at our Bellefontaine, Springfield, or Beavercreek orthodontic office to discuss the best method of orthodontic care for your teen.