The adolescent and teen years can be an overwhelming time. The gift of a beautiful smile and confidence is something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. A healthy, beautiful smile can ensure your teen’s short- and long-term dental health while also improving their overall self-confidence.
In addition to improved self-confidence, there are many short- and long-term health benefits from receiving orthodontic treatment.
By receiving orthodontic treatment from our orthodontic at Bridgeport Braces, you can help your teen:
When you and your teen visit Bridgeport Braces for a consultation, digital x-rays and pictures will be taken of their teeth and jaws, followed by a detailed examination by one of our Orthodontists. The Orthodontist will use the digital x-rays along with his or her visual exam findings to develop a treatment plan tailored to your teen's needs.
At this stage, one of our friendly treatment coordinators will review the details of the prescribed treatment plan, explore financing options with you to find a plan that fits within your budget, and answer any questions you may have.
Once all of the details are finalized, treatment can begin – even on the same day – and your teen will be on their way to having the happy, healthy smile that they deserve!
The team at Bridgeport Braces is committed to providing our teen patients with the best treatment possible, which means that we are dedicated to staying up to date on the latest treatment methods and technology, through continuing education. Based on our orthodontic expertise and the specific needs and wants of each patient, we are able to deliver a treatment method that is tailored to your teen. Two of our most popular treatment methods are braces and Invisalign. While both are great for improving oral health and aesthetics, there are some differences between the two.
Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, plastic aligners that are custom-made to discreetly and comfortably reposition a teenager’s teeth, based on a customized treatment plan created by your Orthodontist. The trays are virtually unnoticeable and can be removed at any time, which means cleaning and maintenance is simple, and your teenager can continue eating whatever they like.
Each set of Invisalign Teen trays are worn 22 hours a day and replaced every two weeks. Each new tray is slightly different, and, over time, these subtle changes will cause a teenager’s teeth to slowly move into their desired position.
Best for aesthetic purposes, such as misaligned teeth, Invisalign Teen is ideal for older teenagers, ages 14 and up.Click here to learn more about Invisalign for teens >>
Braces technology has evolved so that they are far less noticeable and uncomfortable than they used to be. Best for fixing gaps in teeth, crowding, misalignment, overbite and underbite, braces are a functional solution for even the most complex cases. At Bridgeport Braces, we offer clear braces, which are made out of a translucent ceramic material that does not stain, and friction-free braces, which do not require elastic or metal ties.
Clear braces are a great solution for those who do not want to draw unwanted attention to their orthodontic treatment. Depending on the amount of treatment that is needed, clear braces may only be used for the upper front teeth, which are the teeth that are displayed most when smiling.
Friction-free braces utilize light, high-tech wires that move teeth faster and more comfortably than conventional materials. Without the need for tightening, fewer adjustments are required during treatment, while the ceramic and stainless steel used also give the brackets a smaller appearance.