Improving your Teen’s Smile with Braces

Posted on Feb 14, 2013

Improving your Teen’s Smile with Braces
Improving your Teen’s Smile with Braces

Everyone knows the power of a smile. A smile can stir emotions in people. A smile can bring inspiration, and comfort. It can build bridges, and strengthen relationships.  This is why many stress the importance of a smile, despite the fact many dismiss it as being too unimportant. Unfortunately, not all teeth are perfect. This very fact can affect one’s confidence. With braces, you would be able to help your teen achieve that winning smile that they have coveted for so long.

Ask any dentist out there, and they will tell you that braces are indeed a boon to those who are otherwise cursed with misaligned, or crooked teeth. For most teens, braces could be considered as a somewhat “rite of passage” into adulthood.  If you suspect that your teen may need braces, it is best to consult your local and trusted dentist. Your dentist can then assess whether you teen needs braces, or not, If your teen has misaligned teeth, they can encounter a lot of problems and unnecessary discomforts, especially when chewing their food. Crooked teeth are also harder to clean and floss. This can ultimately lead to tooth decay and gum disease, if left uncared for.

Once your orthodontist has deemed it necessary that your teen should have braces, you will begin treatment, which typically lasts for about 2 years, depending on the severity of misalignment. If you have any questions, our orthodontists at HGS Ortho are happy to give you all the answers you need to make a decision with regards to braces.