Information for Teenagers

Trust a Specialist!

As a teenager, navigating the realm of oral health care can sometimes feel like uncharted territory. But, if you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wished for a smile that was neater and straighter, the chance to make it a reality is here.

Many people’s teeth do not grow straight, and overcrowding can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and other problems. Although it might seem strange to think that braces could transform your life, choosing to straighten your teeth has many rewards for your physical and mental health. Braces are used for much more than just aesthetic purposes. A crooked smile can damage the mouth through infections, jaw problems, and tooth decay.

Find an Orthodontist Specialist Near You!

Orthodontic treatment plays a vital role in improving overall dental health, and a confident smile can work wonders for your self-esteem. Visit a Texas orthodontic specialist to help you make the right decisions about your care, and you’ll be on the fast track to looking and feeling your best.

Questions You Might Have:

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Do I really need braces?

Understanding the necessity of orthodontic treatment is essential. An orthodontist can assess your oral health and provide insights into how treatment can benefit you.

What are my treatment options?
From traditional braces to clear aligners, there are various treatment options available. An orthodontist can discuss the pros and cons of each option and help you make an informed decision.
How long will treatment take?

Treatment duration can vary depending on your specific needs. Your orthodontist can provide an estimate based on your treatment plan.

Will it be uncomfortable?

Orthodontic treatment may cause some discomfort initially, but your orthodontist can offer tips and guidance to manage any discomfort effectively.

How do I care for my braces or aligners?

Proper oral hygiene is crucial during orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist can provide instructions on how to care for your braces or aligners to ensure optimal results.

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How the Texas Association of Orthodontists Can Help:

At TAO, we’re committed to empowering parents with the knowledge and resources they need to ensure their child’s orthodontic journey is as smooth and successful as possible.

Whether you have questions about treatment options, want to find a qualified orthodontist in your area, or simply need guidance and support throughout your treatment process, TAO is here to help.

If you have not found an answer to your question here, please don’t hesitate to ask us.