The teenage years – they’re a time for hanging out with friends, going to the school prom, studying for GCSEs and yes… they’re also the years you’re likely to need braces.
At The Brace Place, we understand many teenagers are a bit embarrassed about needing to wear braces which is why we have a range of treatment options available that are so discreet people won’t even be able to tell you’re having treatment.
What’s more, if you’re under 18 and need orthodontic treatment for health reasons (not just cosmetic), you could qualify for funding under the NHS. Our specialist orthodontists will be able to tell you if you meet the criteria as set out by the Index of Orthodontic Needs (IOTN).
If you don’t, we still offer a great range of treatment options you can pay for privately, including the virtually invisible Invisalign Teen aligners.
Who needs orthodontic treatment?
The teenage years are actually the best time to have orthodontic treatment. All your adult teeth are now through but your jaws are still soft enough that it’s easy to move your teeth into a straighter position. When we hit our 20s, our jaws aren’t as supple, which not only makes it slightly harder to straighten your teeth, but means you may need to have treatment for longer.
Most teenagers who have orthodontic treatment do so for one of two reasons:
a) they suffer from problems with their teeth, such as crowding and spacing
b) they suffer from problems with their jaw, such as overbite or underbite
Many patients may have a combination of the two.
The good news is, these problems are easily fixed with orthodontic treatment, and these days patients have a range of appliances to choose from.
Braces for teenagers
At The Brace Place we treat a lot of teenage patients and have different treatment options to make your orthodontic experience comfortable and fun.
For many of our teenage patients we recommend Invisalign Teen. This is the version of Invisalign designed specifically for teenagers and takes into account the growth of their molars.
Invisalign Teen makes having orthodontic treatment as a teenager easy. The virtually invisible aligners are so discreet, most of your teen's friends and acquaintances won’t even know they’re having treatment, giving them confidence at a time of life when feeling good about yourself is so important.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Invisalign Teen is proving to be a popular treatment option for some of the many benefits it brings:
Give your children the opportunity to smile with confidence and grow up with beautiful teeth. Book them in for an orthodontic consultation at The Brace Place and let them leave a lasting impression with a stunning smile.