Orthodontic Options For Your Teen
How’s your teen feeling about orthodontic work? Some kids see braces as a rite of passage into adulthood and are thrilled to undergo treatment. Others are, well, less enthusiastic. If your son or daughter hates the idea of traditional braces, Beaumont Family Dentistry might be able to help.
Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent decades. That means that getting a straighter smile no longer necessarily means spending years in metal braces. And at our three Lexington, KY offices, we’re able to offer a couple alternatives to conventional orthodontic treatment that are more convenient, more discreet, and provide faster results!
Read on to learn more about the teen-friendly ways we can correct teeth and bite misalignment issues. Then, give us a call at any of our three locations to schedule a consultation:
Invisalign®: Straighten Teeth With A Virtually Invisible Appliance
Invisalign® allows you to get a straighter smile without bulky brackets and metal wires. Instead, this system uses a series of plastic aligners, each custom-made for your teen, that are virtually invisible. Unsurprisingly, teens love this because it allows them to enjoy all the highlights of their high school years — homecoming, football games, prom, graduation — without metal braces.
Plus, they’re incredibly convenient for busy teens. All you have to do is wear your aligner for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing it to eat and brush your teeth. Every week or so, you’ll exchange it for the next aligner in the series. Each appliance facilitates gentle, incremental movements of the teeth.
Because there are no brackets or wires, your teen will never have to worry about dietary restrictions or injuries from dislodged hardware. And the average course of treatment for Invisalign is 12 months, although it can be even less than that for younger patients.
You’ll feel great about receiving Invisalign treatment from Dr. Takacs because she was named a 2017 Invisalign Premier Provider! This designation is awarded to dentists who are within the top 1 percent of all Invisalign providers in North America, and it’s the highest status an Invisalign provider can earn.
FastBraces®: A Straight Smile In As Little As Three Months
If your priority is correcting teeth misalignment in as little time as possible, FastBraces® has got you covered. The secret to FastBraces’ success is in its innovative triangular brackets and specialized heat-activated wires.
Conventional orthodontic treatments use rectangular brackets to move teeth in two phases, each generally a year long. First, the braces move the crowns, or visible parts, of teeth into place. In the second phase, the braces would move the roots of the teeth.
But FastBraces is able to cut down on treatment time because its patented brackets and wires move both the crowns and the roots of teeth with low force. It’s gentle, but it’s incredibly efficient at correcting misalignment. It’s short treatment time makes it popular with teenagers, but parents love it too because it requires fewer appointments than conventional braces.
Dr. Takacs has extensive experience with FastBraces. She’s actually a Senior Master Provider of this orthodontic treatment and has spoken at seminars and trained other on FaceBraces.
Paying For Your Child’s Braces
The cost of your teen’s orthodontic treatment depends largely on their individual case. The only way to find out how much it will cost is to bring your teen in for a consultation. But generally speaking, both Invisalign and Fastbraces are comparable in price — if not more cost-effective.
Plus, the team at Beaumont Family Dentistry knows that paying for a teenager’s orthodontic treatment is often a major investment for parents. That’s why we have established a set of convenient payment options; we want to make your experience as stress-free as possible.
We accept cash, checks, all major credit cards, and most insurance plans. We also offer an in-house membership if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of insurance. You’ll enjoy free cleanings and exams every six months, as well as 20 percent off major dental procedures, among other perks.
We also can work with Care Credit, a service that offers no-interest and low-interest financing for dental care for those who qualify.
Rethink Orthodontics At Beaumont Family Dentistry
At Beaumont Family Dental, we want you to rethink what orthodontics can be when you considering treatment for your teen. Getting a straighter smile no longer requires years of metal braces! Your teen will surely thank you.
Call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation! You can also use our convenient online form to request an appointment.