TREATMENT FOR TEENS
At Sherrard Orthodontics, our team of specialists is dedicated to providing our teen patients with the best treatment possible. We are committed to staying up to date on the latest technology and treatment methods so that we can continue to provide quality orthodontic care while caring for the individual person.
We understand the power of a smile. Our goal – plain and simple – is to create a smile that your teen will be proud to share. While we offer braces and Invisalign at the same price so that you have options during your smile journey, it’s important to understand the differences between the treatment methods we offer:
When you think of transforming your smile, the first thing that often comes to mind is traditional, metal braces. However, metal braces have evolved since your grandparents wore them – they are smaller, more comfortable, and more efficient than ever before. Braces have a well-established reputation and track record for successful treatment and delivering results that your teen will be proud to show off. Often correcting cases that range from mild to complex, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Your orthodontist may also use additional elastics for added pressure where needed. These rubber bands come in various colours so that your teen can show off their unique personality and colourful smile. All of these elements work together to reposition your teen’s teeth over time to the desired result: a healthy, stunning smile that leaves your teen feeling confident and proud of their results.
If your teen is looking for a more subtle way to achieve their dream smile, we offer a clear braces option that is sure to make your teen excited about their braces journey! Ceramic braces function the same as metal braces to provide efficient treatment and results, but they use a clear bracket that blends into your teen’s natural tooth colour. These discreet materials are less visible on the teeth when compared to conventional metal brackets, and are an extremely popular method of treatment for older teens and adults.
Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth – without the look of metal brackets and wires. Invisalign is made up of a series of clear, plastic aligners that are custom designed by our doctors, so you’ll end up with a smile that’s perfect for you! Rather than brackets and wires, the Invisalign system straightens teeth discreetly and comfortably – with a gentle force applied by your series of clear aligners. Each tray is slightly different than the one before, and, over time, these subtle changes will move your teen’s teeth into the desired position – next stop: dream smile!
The best part about Invisalign Teen? The virtually unnoticeable aligners are the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life! Invisalign offers more freedom to patients since you can remove them at any time. Your teen can take out their braces before a big presentation at school, while playing a sport, or musical instrument (don’t forget to put your aligners in their case). And they can continue to enjoy their favourite foods and drinks – remember to give your teeth a good brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in.
Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out every two weeks. To obtain optimal results, your teen must wear their trays for 22 hours/ day. You’ll still need to come into the office so that your orthodontist can monitor your smile’s movement. At these appointments, you’ll receive your next series of aligners.
Invisalign can fix minor and major orthodontic problems, and our Diamond Plus status is an indication of just how experienced our team is with this treatment method. Each year, we proudly transform over 500 smiles with Invisalign. More people in New Brunswick trust us with their Invisalign experience than anywhere else, which means our experience in creating beautiful, healthy Invisalign smiles is higher than at least 99% of all orthodontic professionals. Your results matter – experience makes the difference.
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