If you’re a Vancouver teenager who needs braces, you likely have lots of questions – particularly in respect to how braces will affect your daily life. We can help!
This is one of the most commonly asked questions about braces. Orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from 9 months to 5 years from start to finish. Most of the time, though, it lasts between 12 and 24 months.
The duration or your orthodontic treatment depends on a variety of factors, some of which are in your control! These factors include:
With braces, you’ll be able to safely and comfortably eat most of the foods you normally do, with a few exceptions. For the most part, you’ll want to avoid the following:
Phase II treatment – or comprehensive treatment – involves full braces that are applied only after all the permanent teeth have erupted, usually between 11-13 years.
Orthodontic treatment has improved a lot over the years.
Today, you don’t have to worry about setting off any metal detectors, and there are a variety of great treatment options you can choose from.
Here are a few options that teenagers tend to go with:
Coloured Braces - You’ve embraced the fact that braces will be part of your life the next couple of years. Why not have a little fun with them by adding some colour?
Lingual Braces - Lingual braces are placed on the back side of your teeth, meaning they are completely hidden from view. The result is that no one will know you’re wearing lingual braces, unless you tell them!
Invisalign® Teen - Invisalign straightens your teeth with a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. That means no wires and brackets!
Invisalign is virtually undetectable, so hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.