Unlock Your Teen’s Perfect Smile with Invisalign or custom braces

We understand that every teen is unique and deserves a personalized teeth-straightening solution. That’s why we offer choices for treatment including Custom Design Light Force Braces and  Invisalign clear aligners We are constantly pushing the boundaries of innovation to deliver exceptional results and keep your teen moving forward.

ORTHODONTICS FOR TEENS IN Fort Myers, Estero and Naples

Braces for Teens

Hearing “YOU NEED BRACES!” can be daunting for any teen, often conjuring images of traditional metal braces. But fear not! Modern braces are not the ordeal they used to be. Today’s options are more diverse, comfortable, and stylish, featuring a variety of materials and colors tailored to suit individual preferences.

At Gulf Coast Orthodontics, your teen can opt for custom-made Invisalign clear aligners, made from exclusive SmartTrack material for superior comfort and a nearly invisible appearance. Each aligner includes a compliance indicator to track wear time, ensuring the treatment is progressing as planned. Designed for 22 hours of wear per day, these aligners can be easily removed for eating and oral hygiene, allowing your teen to maintain their lifestyle with minimal interruption.

How long do I have to be in braces or Invisalign?

The time it takes to perfect your smile with braces can vary based on several important factors:
    1. Early Treatment: Starting orthodontic treatment early can be beneficial as it allows orthodontists to monitor jaw growth and decide if further treatment might be needed later. Not everyone will undergo early treatment; sometimes, it’s advisable to wait until the child’s primary teeth have been replaced by their permanent teeth.
    2. Nature of the Correction: The specific orthodontic issues being addressed greatly influence treatment duration. Each patient’s response to treatment can differ—some might complete their treatment in just 12 months, while others might need up to 24 months. The treatment time varies depending on individual response rates and the extent of correction needed to achieve a perfect smile.
    3. Patient Compliance: How quickly you can complete your treatment also depends on your commitment to using the appliances as directed by your orthodontist. Taking good care of your braces and following all guidance can significantly shorten your treatment time.

Are Braces or Invisalign Painful?

A teen’s teeth are unique so there is no one answer to this question. However, your teen’s orthodontist will strive to make sure there is as little pain as possible. Most people report occasional “discomfort” rather than their teeth being in pain. Many teens report no serious discomfort at all!

If there is pain, let your orthodontist know. They may make adjustments to your teens braces or recommend an analgesic. Nobody wants your child to have pain during treatment, particularly your orthodontist!

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Handcrafted Custom Smile?

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