Braces & Invisalign
The best time to have braces is when a child is usually around 12 or 13 and they are just entering their teenage years. This is because their mouth and jaws are continuing to grow, making it easier to adapt them to new shapes.
Does my teenager need braces?
If your teenager has crooked, crowded, or protruding teeth, then braces could significantly help them.
Similarly, braces can also help if your teen’s teeth have large gaps between them or if their natural “bite” is misaligned, meaning that their top and bottom rows of teeth don’t meet in the middle as they should. They’re also ideal for teenagers who are simply self-conscious about their smile, especially if they have “wonky” or misshapen teeth.
Some teenagers may need braces to correct dental problems, whereas others may want them for more cosmetic purposes.
How does teen braces work?
1. Fixed braces are usually made of metal, and are attached to your teeth permanently until they are removed at the end of the treatment period (usually 18-24 months).
2. Aligners are usually made of plastic, and can be taken out and put back in when necessary. The dentist or orthodontist will provide the patient with instructions regarding how often the aligners must be kept in place.
Tooth Fillings FAQ’s
Normally, your tooth will be sensitive to heat and cold for about 2 days after the filling. Some people don’t notice any pain, and for those that do the pain is normally very mild. You should feel no pain and be back to normal in three days.
With regular care and maintenance, a typical filling will last 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.
If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.