Orthodontic Treatment for Teens in Marlborough MA
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Phase II/Adolescent Treatment

At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing high quality orthodontic treatment to patients of all ages in Marlborough, Northborough and Newton Centre, MA. We utilize the latest in orthodontic technology and treatment methods to ensure that your treatment is both effective and efficient. Our highly trained doctors and orthodontic staff are passionate about providing patients with a comfortable orthodontic experience, which is why we work to make our office a friendly and welcoming place where you can feel right at home.

Orthodontic Treatment For Teens

For many teens, braces are a rite of passage, with many of their friends going through orthodontic treatment at the same time. The reason so many teens have braces is because their teenage years are a prime time for their development and growth. With orthodontics for teens, this is the perfect time to ensure that their jaws and teeth are developing properly, guiding things along to create a healthy smile free of orthodontic problems for years to come. With treatment such as braces or palatal expanders, we can control oral development for a healthier, perfect looking smile.

If teens don’t get orthodontic treatment, more oral health problems can surface when they grow older, which will also be more difficult and costly to treat due to their jaw being fully developed.

What Is The Orthodontic Treatment Process For Teens?

Every smile is unique, which means that the best treatment method for a patient varies on a case to case basis. At your first appointment with us, we’ll conduct an initial examination with a few pictures and X-rays of your mouth. We will also take an impression of your bite, so we can properly assess what degree of treatment you need. At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, we will create a personalized treatment plan for you to ensure that they’re getting the treatment that best fits their needs and preferences.

What Kind Of Orthodontic Options Are There For Teens?

We are proud to offer a range of orthodontic treatment options to our patients, catering to a wider range of needs so they can get the most effective and comfortable treatment available.

Metal Braces

While they are the classic solution for straightening teeth, modern metal braces are anything but plain; they are an advanced piece of orthodontic technology. The braces have been enhanced over the years, and now the brackets are smaller and lighter than ever, making them more comfortable and less noticeable. Colored elastic ties on the brackets add a degree of personalization to your braces as well. For an effective and affordable orthodontic treatment option, metal braces are a solution you can rely on.

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a different take on traditional metal braces. The stainless steel brackets are replaced with brackets made from a ceramic or composite material that is designed to visually blend in with the color of your natural teeth, making them harder to notice. Their cost is slightly higher, but it’s well worth it for those looking for an orthodontic treatment with more aesthetic appeal.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign clear aligners get rid of the brackets and wires and replace them with expertly crafted clear plastic trays. These trays use the same core concept of braces, applying small amounts of concentrated pressure to your teeth to move them into their new positioning. The clear plastic makes them practically invisible when placed on your teeth, and they are also removable. The trays need to be worn all day and night, except for when you’re eating. For teens, Invisalign trays come with compliance indicators, which are small dots that wear away when the trays are worn. Not all patients are eligible for Invisalign, so schedule an appointment with your orthodontist to see if it’s right for you.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are an advanced form of braces that place the brackets on the back of the teeth instead of the front, making them impossible to see when smiling. While lingual braces do have a high amount of aesthetic appeal, they can be more costly, and they take more time to adjust to.

Other Orthodontic Appliances

In some cases that require major tooth or jaw movement, other orthodontic appliances may be recommended. These appliances can range from small devices that fit inside the mouth to external headgear. It may take time for you to adjust to the appliance, but remember that it is only temporary.

How Long Will I Wear My Braces Or Invisalign?

While everyone wants their new smile as soon as possible, orthodontic treatment does take some time. The amount of time that you will need to wear your braces or Invisalign depends on your individual case, since the severity of orthodontic issues varies. Generally, the active stage of orthodontic treatment lasts 6-30 months. Afterwards, you will wear a retainer for another period of months. When your orthodontic treatment is complete, the new smile we’ve worked together to create will be yours for a lifetime.

Schedule An Appointment Today!

A healthy smile helps you maintain a healthy body for years to come, so schedule an appointment with Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics. We will create a comprehensive treatment plan to ensure that you can get a perfect smile and keep it healthy. If you have any questions about our Phase II orthodontic treatment or teens, treatment options, or about how to make an appointment, just contact us and a member or our orthodontic team will gladly assist you. We’ve created countless smiles for our patients from Marlborough, Northborough and Newton Centre, MA, and we look forward to creating your new smile.