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Braces for Teens in Madisonville and Chalmette, Louisiana
Braces can be a great treatment option for a lot of teenagers out there looking to perfect their smiles. Whether you have crowding you’d like to fix or a bite that needs correcting, our expert team will be able to help you reach all of your smile goals. We are proud to offer a variety of braces, from ceramic to traditional metal!
Braces have come a long way since they were first invented. They’re no longer bulky and painful. Instead, using our state-of-the-art self-ligating braces, they’re sleek, hardly noticeable, and comfortable! Using self-ligating brackets, it takes the pressure off of the teeth, resulting in a more comfortable experience. You won’t even realize you’re in braces half the time!
We hope you take that leap of faith and schedule your complimentary consultation. We promise, that after you get the smile of your dreams, you’ll be happier than ever!
Know Your Braces Options
Braces for Teens at Brown Family Orthodontics
Part of our philosophy here at Brown Family Orthodontics is that our patients should be educated about their treatment options. The types of braces we offer include:
- Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before.
- Clear (ceramic) braces are made of clear or tooth-colored materials and are less visible on your teeth than metal braces.
- Invisible braces (Invisalign®) use a series of comfortable, removable clear aligners to straighten your teeth.
Teen Braces FAQ
8 Things You and Your Teen Should Know About Braces
We understand that you probably have a lot of questions about orthodontic treatment, which is why we have taken the time to answer some of our most frequently asked questions! Will I still be able to participate in extracurricular activities? Do braces hurt? How long will my treatment last? How expensive will treatment be? At Brown Family Orthodontics, we are of the belief that education is key, and we promise to be transparent and honest with all of your treatment options.
Whether you are a teen looking for braces to straighten your smile, or a parent doing research for your teen, we are here for you! We hope you take the time to read some of our most frequently asked questions to the right. Should you have a question that you don’t see here, please don’t hesitate to reach out! One of our team members is eager to assist you.
Yes, you can! While it may take some time for you to get used to playing an instrument with braces, it’s not impossible! And if you play contact sports, we recommend using a mouthguard to prevent injuries!
Braces have come a long way from when they were first invented! With our sleek self-ligating brackets, there is less pressure on the tooth which means the braces are much more comfortable than they used to be. We bet you won’t even notice you have braces at all half the time!
Because every case is different and deserves its own treatment plan, we can’t predict how long your orthodontic treatment will be without seeing you for a complimentary consultation and assessing your smile.
Each orthodontic case is different and has different needs, which is why we can’t estimate how much your treatment will be until we assess your smile. At your complimentary consultation, we will go over the cost of your treatment and your payment options!
After being greeted by our receptionist, you will have a full orthodontic workup done. This consists of x-rays, a 3-D scan of your smile, and discussing your smile wants. Dr. Ed will then assess your needs and prescribe a treatment plan, especially for you.
While it may take some time for you to get used to talking with your braces, there will be no long term effect on your speech.
At Brown Family Orthodontics, we offer three kinds of braces. Ceramic, which is tooth-colored, and therefore more discreet. Metal braces, that are self-ligating and the most popular form of braces treatment. And clear aligner therapy, such as Invisalign.
When you have braces, we recommend brushing after every meal to ensure your oral hygiene stays in tip-top shape. We also recommend flossing daily, and we will go over how to floss when you get your braces put on!