Invest in Your Brentwood Teen
The teen years (between the ages of 12 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment because most permanent teeth will be in place.
Luckily, some new solutions let Dr. Frank Hann and Dr. Kristen Hann work to make the treatment process much easier than ever before.
All About Teen Orthodontics
It’s not unusual for teens and parents to be nervous about impending orthodontic treatment. Bulky metal braces are a thing of the past. Today’s options are smaller, sleeker, and far more comfortable than ever before.
We offer various styles and materials and even have many colored bands to choose from to better reflect our teen patients' personality and lifestyle.
If you notice any of the following issues, we recommend a free consultation with Dr. Frank Hann and Dr. Kristen Hann at Hann Orthodontics since they could be signs your teen may benefit from orthodontic treatment.
Hann Orthodontics has a variety of orthodontic appliances to choose from, both fixed and removable. These options include:
Diagnosing and successfully treating certain bite problems can have short-term and long-term benefits.
Problems classified as “bad bites” can often be minimized with the proper orthodontic treatment, including:
Benefits of a Straight Smile
Straight teeth that respond well to orthodontic treatment have many benefits, including:
Choose Your Look
While creating a customized treatment plan for your teen, Dr. Frank Hann and Dr. Kristen Hann might recommend an orthodontic appliance.
Here at Hann Orthodontics, we offer:
Braces have come a very long way, even within the past decade. When many people think of braces, they think of extremely bulky metal brackets.
Dr. Frank Hann and Dr. Kristen Hann don't use this type of bulky orthodontic appliance. Many of the new braces are lighter and more comfortable than ever before.
Also known as clear braces, these work the same way metal braces do but feature brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic materials.
They blend in with your teen’s smile, making them much less obvious. Since ceramic braces are slightly more prone to breaking and a little costlier than metal braces, they may not be best for everyone.
Invisalign® for Teens
The Invisalign system is made up of a series of fully customized, clear trays called aligners. These aligners are nearly invisible and totally removable.
Made of soft plastic, they provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience, with no friction or abrasions inside your Brentwood teen’s mouth.
Each week your teen will switch their aligner for the next in the set. When worn the recommended 20-22 hours per day, your teen’s teeth will gradually move into the desired positions.
Invisalign works best for mild to moderate orthodontic issues and may not be an option if your teen needs more serious treatment.
FAQs About Teen Orthodontics
Make an Investment in Your Teen’s Smile Today
Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s future. During your free consultation, Dr. Frank and Dr. Kristen will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment as well as the risk of putting it off.
Although adults can successfully complete orthodontic treatment, a teen’s jaws and teeth can respond quicker to orthodontic treatment, shortening their total treatment time.