Refers to treatment in the early to late teenage years.
This phase of treatment often involves braces to align teeth and correct the bite. During this phase, patients with cross bites from narrow arches may also need a short period of a fixed plate to broaden the smile. A very small number of patients with severe bite problems would require jaw surgery as well as braces.
Braces today come in a variety of styles and materials making life with braces much more comfortable and even more stylish than in the past. Clear braces or ceramic braces are another option.
The most common question asked by most teenagers is “how long will I need to wear braces?” The answer to this question depends on;
What needs correction.
This varies from person to person and the severity of the malocclusion and how well your body responds to treatment. It may take one person only 12 months and another 24 months to complete treatment.
Maintaining a clean mouth, looking after the braces, keeping the appointments and following the orthodontist instructions such as wearing elastics certainly speed up the process!