Teen Braces Done Right
The teen years (between the ages of 11 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment here at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics because most permanent teeth will be in place.
Thankfully, today’s orthodontic technology has created solutions that help Dr. Sheinis make the treatment process much easier.
Teen Braces in Syosset, Plainview, Woodbury & Huntington, NY
Your kids are the most important thing to you, so we’re excited to help you give them an opportunity to achieve a beautiful Shiney Smile. An additional benefit to starting treatment at this time is it lets Dr. Sheinis to take advantage of potential jaw growth to ensure a functional and stable bite.
Orthodontic problems become harder to treat further down the line, that’s why it’s important to start orthodontic treatment in adolescent years to get ahead of the problems. The body is still growing rapidly during the adolescent years which makes it easier to treat.
At Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, your teenager has a variety of options to achieve a smile beyond their expectations. After a thorough exam to diagnose all problems, we’ll discuss all options with the goal of delivering a customized treatment that produces fantastic results.
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Sheinis can easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment at this time, and your teen’s bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.
Choose Your Look
While creating a customized treatment plan for your teen, Dr. Michael Sheinis might recommend an orthodontic appliance.
You have variety of options at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics so you can choose what is best for you and your child according to preference and financial ability. Here at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, we offer:
InBrace Hidden Treatment
Dr. Sheinis places the InBrace SmartWire on the backs of the teeth so no one will ever know you’re working to straighten your smile. Gentleforce technology applies continuous, gentle pressure to your teen’s teeth to move them into alignment.
With InBrace, there are no sliding mechanisms or uncomfortable adjustments necessary, making this treatment (like lingual braces) a great treatment option for anyone.
Systems like Invisalign® and 3M® Clarity are made up of a series of fully customized, translucent trays called aligners. These aligners are nearly invisible and totally removable.
Made of soft plastic, they provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience, with no friction or abrasions inside your teen’s mouth.
Using the system is simple. Just switch your aligner for the next in the set every week, and wear them for 20-22 hours per day. If your teen follows these instructions, the teeth will gradually move in the right direction.
Clear aligners work best for mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and may not be an option if your teen needs more serious treatment.
Braces have come a very long way, even within the past decade. They’re nothing like the extremely bulky and uncomfortable metal braces that may come to mind.
We don't use this type of bulky orthodontic appliance, and many of the new braces are lighter and more comfortable than ever before.
Also known as clear braces, these work the same way metal braces do but feature brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic materials.
They blend in with your teen’s smile, making them much less obvious. Since ceramic braces are slightly more prone to breaking, and a little costlier than metal braces, they may not be best for everyone.
FAQs About Teen Orthodontics
Make an Investment in Your Teen’s Smile Today
Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your teen’s future. During your free consultation, Dr. Sheinis will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment and the risk of putting it off.
Although adults can successfully complete orthodontic treatment at Shiney Smiles Orthodontics, a teen’s jaws and teeth can respond quicker to braces, shortening their total treatment time. Contact our Huntington or Woodbury office to get started today!