Orthodontic Services and Teens
We now offer Invisalign Teen®.
Many patients begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 15. We encourage children to come get their first consultation as early as age 7 to prevent potential complications from developing. However, even if you are just starting in your teens, we can achieve excellent results by taking advantage of the natural growth spurts at that age.
Today’s braces are less noticeable and more attractive for teen treatments. In addition to the classic stainless-steel braces, we offer alternatives such as Invisalign Teen. We also offer colored bracket ties and elastics to match your favorite color, a favorite team or a seasonal color.
The length of time a patient will wear braces is different for each individual, but most patients wear braces from one to three years. Each teen’s treatment time will depend on how severe the problem was to begin with, growth and tooth moving forces, as well as patient care and maintenance.
With braces, you will still be able to talk normally, play sports (with a mouth guard), and play a musical instrument. Sports like boxing, karate or wrestling where you will take direct blows to the face would be the biggest limitation. Some foods will have to be avoided while wearing braces such as gummy, chewy, sticky and very hard foods that can damage braces.
We invite you to call Austin Family Orthodontics at 512-258-9007 to learn more about teen orthodontics in Austin, Hutto, Leander and Round Rock, Texas, and schedule your teenager’s appointment with one of our experienced orthodontists.