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La Canada Office

(818) 248-0124

1528 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada, CA 91011
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Los Angeles Office

(213) 739-8678

3700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Orthodontics For Teens

Orthodontics for teens, teenage boy wearing braces

Braces For Teens

Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!” Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

How long will I have to wear braces?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  1. Early treatment — Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment; in some cases it may be recommended that a patient wait to receive treatment.
  2. What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
  3. YOU! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

 

Teenage girl with braces in a grassy field
Teenage girl in braces having fun by the ocean

Braces Your Way!

At Kwon Orthodontics, we offer a variety of braces, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Traditional metal braces

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

Member, American Association of Orthodontists
Board Certified, American Board of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Invisalign provider
AcceleDent provider
Kwon Orthodontics La Cañada office

La Cañada Office

(818) 248-0124
1528 Foothill Blvd.
La Cañada, CA 91011

Kwon Orthodontics, Los Angeles office

Los Angeles Office

(213) 739-8678
3700 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 400
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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