Braces to straighten teeth have been around since the early 1800s but braces for teenagers have come a long way since then! Teenagers with braces have had a certain stigma surrounding them for many years. Images come to mind of a mouth full of metal and names such as ‘brace-face’, the connotations haven’t always been pleasant.
In our current day and age there are so many braces options to choose from, whether it is invisible braces, Damon Clear ceramic braces or Damon Q braces. Whichever they end up with, Norwest Orthodontics ensures that each set of braces for teenagers are customised to suit their needs.
So here’s the 101 on braces for teenagers
– Consistent appointments will ensure they stay on track with timings – not having braces longer than necessary
– Make sure you don’t eat those chewy sticky lollies!
– It doesn’t hurt as much as you think it will
– Keep up the post braces retainer wearing and checks! This will ensure to straighten teeth for life
If your teen is nervous about their new set of braces or unsure how to manage them, why not view our video on other teens that have had braces? Click here to view.