Invisalign for Teens: Better Than Braces?

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For multiple generations of teens, awkward, uncomfortable metal braces have been a rite of passage. Now, today’s teens have a new option for straightening teeth and achieving that perfect smile: Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth without the restrictions and embarrassment typically associated with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gently shift your teen’s tooth placement. Depending on your teen’s needs, Invisalign is just as effective as braces– and doesn’t include the pain or stigma typically associated with them.

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Why Summer is the Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

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Is there a “right” time for your teen to get braces? Many factors ranging from schedules to family finances can influence the timing of your child’s orthodontic treatment. Braces by their very nature are all about change! We love watching our patients smiles change and progress over their treatment time. That’s why summer is a great time for teens to get braces: they have time to adjust to the initial changes of braces outside of school, more flexible schedules for appointments, and plenty of time to develop good hygiene habits at home.
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Teen Braces: Life Long Health and Well-Being

A beautiful smile is about a lot more than aesthetics—it’s about a healthy life. Ensuring a healthy, happy smile for a lifetime often requires some help and that’s where braces can come into play. Getting an early start with orthodontic treatment provides teens with more options, ensuring that you have every reason to smile now, and later in life. Here are some things for teens to consider as you get ready to start treatment.

Teen Braces: An Early Start

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Braces for Kids: How Treating Children Impacts More than their Smiles

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When children get the orthodontic treatment they need at a young age, they unlock several important benefits that you might not have considered. Besides getting a beautiful healthy smile they can proudly show off to the world, orthodontic treatment for children often results in more stable results, increases overall health and can boost self-esteem and confidence. Read on to discover how orthodontic treatment can have such positive effects. More»

Free Mouthguard for Kids in Halifax, too!

Docbraces has been offering free custom mouthguards and mini orthodontic consultations through our Guard My Smile program to kids throughout the Maritimes for years. Did you know that it’s also available in all of our Halifax-area practices? If your child participates in one or more of a whole range of sports and activities, there’s a good chance they can benefit from a custom mouthguard made by our experienced team. Read on to find out why you should book their appointment today!

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Teen Braces Before and After: Mason’s Story

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It seems like braces are a right of passage for most teens these days, and for good reason—creating a healthy smile is an invaluable lifelong asset. The experience of having braces is also improving with more comfortable, discreet options for teens. A fantastic case for the difference teen braces can make before and after is Mason, one of Docbraces’ patients. Mason shares his braces before and after story with us in this blog post: More»

Who Makes A Good Candidate For Invisalign or Braces?

Invisalign and Braces

Docbraces uses braces, Invisalign and corrective appliances to help patients of all ages – from 7 to 70 years old – enhance their confidence by shaping beautiful smiles and prevent health problems by aligning the teeth and jaw. Many children, teenagers and adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment. Whether you’re seeking information about orthodontics for you or for your child, it helps to first understand the factors that make a patient an ideal candidate for braces, Invisalign and other corrective alternatives. More»

Top 4 Complications Braces Can Prevent

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A study conducted by the American Journal of Orthodontics indicates that one in three children can improve their oral and general health by wearing braces. Braces can help prevent detrimental complications from developing with your child’s teeth, such as crooked, crowded teeth, tooth decay and serious medical problems that often require surgery. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and fitting your child with braces or corrective alternatives early in life can prevent complications and the need for more pensive procedures later in life. More»