It is no secret that teenagers tend to resist even the most well intentioned suggestions from their parents. If you are trying to get your teen to cooperate with their orthodontic treatments, Dr. Rekha Gehani and the rest of our Jackson Heights teen orthodontics experts will likely be able to help. Orthodontics are about more than aesthetics, as straighter teeth are also easy to clean and therefore often lead to healthier teeth overall, but teenagers mostly focus on the aesthetics when it come sot orthodontics. They want straight, beautiful teeth, but they do not want to deal with unsightly metal and wire braces and retainers in order to achieve those smile goals that they have for themselves. Fortunately, there are other options.
One option is the use of ceramic braces, in which the brackets are tooth-colored, and so are much more discreet, often looking like the patient is just wearing a simple, thin wire retainer. Another highly popular alternative to traditional braces is the use of the Invisalign system. The Invisalign system is comprised of a series of clear aligner trays that are customized to your teen’s unique specifications and specific treatment plan. The aligners are switched for a new set about every two weeks, and with each change in set your teen’s teeth will move closer and closer to their perfect smile end result. The aligners are virtually invisible, so no one will need to know that your teen is wearing “braces” throughout their treatment.
These are only some of the many popular Jackson Heights teen orthodontics options available here at Dr. Gehani’s office. If you would like to learn more about all that we have to offer here, we encourage you to visit our practice’s main website to read through the additional information we have made available for our current and prospective patients. If you have any specific questions or concerns that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the staff here for assistance. Dr. Gehani and the rest of our staff look forward to working with you and your family, and we hope to hear from you soon.