Invisalign Teen: What Teenagers Need to Know about Alternatives to Braces

Invisalign Teen

For decades, getting braces has been a “rite of passage” for teens. While many teens still get braces today, Invisalign Teen is an effective alternative that’s become increasingly popular in recent years. Invisalign Teen is an effective teeth-straightening option without the downsides often associated with metal braces. Rather than wires or brackets, Invisalign Teen uses clear, removable aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their proper position, giving you a confident smile. Plus, since the clear aligners are easy to remove, you can continue to eat all your favourite foods, which is something you can’t do with braces.

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Back to School, Back to the Orthodontist

Orthodontist for Children

Backpack, pencils and paper, lunch box, new jacket… is an orthodontic visit also on your child’s “back-to-school” checklist this year? If it’s not and your child is between the ages of five and seven, you may want to add it!

Yes, that’s right – your child doesn’t need to be a pre-teen on the verge of getting braces to benefit from an orthodontist visit. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a checkup with an orthodontic specialist no later than the age of seven. This is true even if your child’s dentist has not identified any early bite issues. Pediatric orthodontists are trained to identify subtle problems that a general dentist might miss, such as issues with jaw growth and emerging teeth, and take early preventative steps to address these issues. More»

Invisalign for Teens: Better Than Braces?

Invisalign or Braces

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

Best Time for Teens to Get Braces

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

Keeping Your Braces Clean

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

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»