If your teenager is in need of orthodontic treatment, you have come to the right place. KidsBracesNYC offers a range of treatment types for crooked, misaligned or crowded teeth. 

Teenagers are used to having many different options for everything life seems to throw their way, and their oral health should be no different. KidsBracesNYC has a range of treatment options available including Invisalign, ceramic braces and metal braces.

Although metal braces are the oldest type of braces out there, that doesn't mean they're outdated or aren't a viable option. Often, teenagers tend to pick Invisalign or iBraces, as they are seemingly invisible to others, but metal braces still remain a top choice as well.

Metal braces are silver in color, although their insides can often be changed to any color a patient desires. An archwire holds the brackets of the braces in place, and the wire must be adjusted every few weeks. As the teeth shift, the wires are tightened to ensure the full effect of the braces is achieved. 

Although the sound of having these tightened may be scary at first,  the orthodontist will walk teens through each step and be sure they are comfortable the whole time. Some mild pain may be felt during tightening, or afterward, but can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.

Most teenagers wear their braces for between one and three years, but this depends on each case, how well they take care of their teeth during treatment and what their plan is afterward. 

To learn more about metal braces or other forms of treatment, schedule an appointment with New York pediatric orthodontist Dr. Tanya Vaysman today.