Braces Treatment For Teens in Santa Monica, CA

Orthodontic treatment is necessary not only to create a beautiful smile but to ensure a healthier mouth and stable bite. The good news is that today’s braces have advanced significantly in terms of aesthetics, comfort, and treatment efficiency.

Abraham Orthodontics offers a variety of treatment options, including traditional metal braces, clear braces, and Invisalign, so there is a treatment option that’s right for you. Our metal braces are sleeker and more efficient than ever before.

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Your orthodontic treatment will set you up for a lifetime of good oral health, so putting the work in today ensures a beautiful, healthy smile for the rest of your life.

Each patient’s treatment timeline is unique because each person’s dental and facial structures are unique. At the consultation, a treatment time will be given to you along with your treatment plan.

There are a few things that can factor into treatment time, however. The first is how severe your issue is. The more powerful an issue, the longer treatment will likely take. However, if you began treatment at a young age, you may see your second phase of treatment go by much more quickly. That’s because early treatment sets up your mouth to ensure the straightening phase of treatment can be as efficient as possible.

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Another big factor that plays into treatment time is you. You are an active participant in your treatment, and in order to ensure your treatment stays on track, you must fulfill your role. That means following all of the instructions provided by your orthodontist. If you opt for Invisalign treatment, it means wearing your aligners as directed. If you have traditional braces and were prescribed elastics, that means wearing the elastics exactly as directed.

We promise that in no time, you’ll be enjoying your beautiful, straight, healthy smile!

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of braces are best for teens?

Well, there really isn’t only one best option for every patient. Teenagers can choose between many options, but most only get to choose between two classes of appliances. The ones you can see and the ones you can’t. Traditional metal braces are durable and effective. Other options include Invisalign Clear Aligners.

How long will I have to wear my braces?

This answer will depend on many individual circumstances. We cannot say that one person will only have to wear their braces for a determined amount of time. On average, some patients have to wear theirs between 18 to 36 months.

What can a teen do if their parents cannot afford braces?

Please, make sure you give us a call to determine if there are other ways to make your treatment as affordable as possible. Treatment costs vary depending on the complexity of your case. Besides, we work with monthly payment plans, and your insurance provider can help lower the overall treatment cost.

Can I still play sports with braces?

You won’t have to interrupt your daily activities when you start your treatment with braces. However, we do wish to warn you to be careful when wearing braces and playing contact sports because any direct impact on your mouth can cause damage. We suggest you use a mouthguard to protect your teeth.

How much do braces cost for a teenager?

On average, the overall cost of treatment can range from $3,000 to $7,000. However, you should talk to our office about what your treatment will cost because everyone has a unique set of circumstances. We try to make treatments as affordable as possible for everyone.