Braces for children and teenagers

Braces for children and young adults

Traditional orthodontics with metal or transparent braces in children, teenagers or young people has evolved a lot, since they are now smaller and more esthetic than in the past, which makes them more comfortable, effective and an economical option for correcting the position of the teeth compared to other types of appliances.

How does orthodontics with braces work?

Braces in children and young adults are a comfortable and effective option for correcting tooth position. They can be clear, metal (even available in fun colors…) or white. Aesthetic braces, which are white, are popularly referred to as “white braces” or “clear braces”. The price of braces for children, teenagers or young adults will vary depending on the specific case, after the pediatric and juvenile dentist or orthodontist analyzes the case of each child, adolescent or young adultr and will suggest the most appropriate therapeutic approach.

Braces for children and teenagers
Brackets for children and young people

How long will it take to notice the effect of braces?

It is not possible to give an exact time frame. Biology does not have exact rules. Each patient is different and this will depend on the evolution and the time to find evident results in the child, adolescent or young person. It is true that new materials and techniques have reduced the duration of treatments compared to the past. It will be the pediatric and juvenile dentist or orthodontist for children, teenagers and young adults who will analyze the case and individualize the treatment plan, explaining and indicating the estimated duration to the families before starting. It should also be considered that, depending on the duration needed to correct the malocclusion and the type of brackets, the price of orthodontic treatment will vary.

How should the bite be after braces?

The goal of the braces used by the pediatric and juvenile dentist for children, adolescents or young adults is to achieve an ideal occlusion (bite) that the patient does not have before treatment. Without any doubt, the goals set by the pediatric or juvenile orthodontist will always be the optimal function of the oral cavity through a stable occlusion. This will improve facial esthetics, obtaining a smile that fits harmoniously in the face of the child, adolescent or young person.

Brackets for children and young people