In the past, treating teenagers with braces could be stressful for the teenager and the parents. Braces on the teeth were large, painful, and expensive. Teens often reported being self-conscious and stared-at.
Times have changed.
These days, braces have almost become fashionable. With tiny brackets and wires that come in almost any colour, teenagers now feel more confident than ever having their teeth straightened.
For their parents, treatment has now become affordable with many easy payment options available.
Braces come in metal and ceramic (white), and are barely noticeable.
Here’s what Bridget (15 years old) recently had to say about wearing her braces:
“At first, my braces treatment was a little challenging. I needed to get into the routine of the cleaning and eating process, but after 4 days I was set and more than excited for the end result. With the braces treatment, I would go for monthly check-ups at which I would have my teeth examined, this was always an exciting moment, especially when I moved up a wire as this meant I was one step closer to perfectly straight teeth.”
Frequently asked questions:
Do braces hurt?
Getting your braces placed on is a completely pain-free experience. Some patients experience some discomfort or achiness for a few days following this, but they quickly adapt. Most of the time, you’ll forget you are even wearing braces.
Are there foods I cannot eat?
There are some foods that can damage braces but mostly any food can be eaten if done so carefully. Check out the PDF linked below for what foods can be enjoyed and what foods should be avoided.
Is it hard to keep braces clean?
No, when your braces are placed you’ll receive an oral hygiene pack with everything you need to keep your teeth and braces sparkling, including a new electric tooth brush and many other tools and products. Though it may take some extra time before bed at night the process is not difficult to do. Check out the PDF below for brushing technique and oral hygiene instructions.