From A Dedicated Salem Orthodontist
Our Adolescent Orthodontic Services
As your child gets older, he or she may experience a strong desire to keep up with appearances for school-related activities such as sports, clubs, or dances. Therefore, it is very common for children between the ages of 12 to 19 to receive orthodontic treatment to improve the look of their teeth for a straighter, more dazzling smile. During the adolescent years, all of the primary teeth have fallen out, which makes it an optimal time to shift your teen’s teeth in the correct position for proper jaw alignment. In order to do this, Dr. Johnson offers various high-quality orthodontic services such as:
- Traditional metal braces: Made from a high-grade stainless steel, it is the most common orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages. These traditional braces are known to be a reliable and durable option for straightening teeth.
- Ceramic braces: These braces are similar to their metal counterpart, but it is less noticeable since the brackets are made from a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth.
- Clear aligners: These aligners are becoming the most popular choice for orthodontic treatment because they are practically invisible to others. Also, they are designed to be removable which makes them easier and more comfortable to wear.
How Long is the Treatment?
Depending on which orthodontic service your teen decides to go with, treatment time can vary anytime between 6 to 30 months. Once it is completed, it is important to continue treatment through retention by following Dr. Johnson’s instructions to maintain that brand new smile. Without proper care, your teen may need to repeat the process by having to wear metal braces or clear aligners all over again.
Contact Your Salem, OR Orthodontist
With 3 convenient orthodontic offices located in Salem, Stayton, & Silverton, our dedicated staff is here to answer any questions about the future of your teen’s oral health. If you are looking to get clear aligners or traditional metal braces, please contact us or walk-in during our hours of operation. Dr. Johnson can offer an ideal treatment option that best satisfies your child’s desire for a perfect and beautiful smile!