Orthodontics for Teens

Orthodontics for Teens

At Happy Harpeth Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we understand the teenage years are a time of self-discovery and building confidence. If you’re considering orthodontic treatment for your teen, let us make their journey enjoyable and rewarding.

Treatment Options

Embarking on the path to a straighter smile as a teen doesn’t mean compromising lifestyle. Traditional braces are effective and come with a pop of color. Your teen can choose their favorite hues to make their braces uniquely express their style. For those seeking a more discreet option, Invisalign® provides the benefits of clear aligners while maintaining a natural appearance.

Essential Tips for Living with Braces

Navigating life with braces as a teenager doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are some essential tips for a smooth experience:

  • Oral Hygiene: Maintain excellent oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. Our team will guide your teens on the proper care to keep their teeth healthy and their braces sparkling.
  • Brace-Friendly Diet: Some foods are off-limits, but many delicious options are braces-friendly. Discover tasty alternatives and avoid damaging foods to keep your treatment on track.
  • Handling Discomfort: IIt’s normal to experience some discomfort after adjustments. Over-the-counter pain relievers, orthodontic wax, and warm salt water rinses can help alleviate soreness.

Dealing with Appearance Issues

We understand that appearance is a significant concern for teens. They may feel self-conscious about braces, and that’s normal. As a parent, try to remind them that they’re taking a positive step toward a healthier, more confident future.

Most people won’t judge teenagers for having braces. In fact, many teens wear them, and it’s a shared experience. Focus on the exciting outcome – a beautiful, straight smile!

Are You Interested in Orthodontics for Teens?

The teenage years are an incredible journey of growth and self-discovery. At Happy Harpeth, we’re here to support you and your teen in building confidence and achieving a healthy smile. Schedule your consultation today and embrace the adventure of orthodontic treatment.

*Invisalign®, the Invisalign logo, and iTero®, among others, are trademarks and/ or service marks of Align Technology, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries or affiliated companies and may be registered in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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