Orthodontics for Teens in Frederick, MD
The teenage years are the most popular for receiving orthodontic treatment. By this time, all the permanent teeth have erupted, and Dr. Reddy can effectively treat crowding and spacing issues. We understand that, as a teen, you may not be excited about needing braces. Your treatment won’t last forever, though, and when it’s complete, you’ll have a beautiful smile to show for all your hard work.
Types of Treatment
Dr. Reddy offers comprehensive treatment options for our teen patients, while keeping in mind comfort, aesthetics, and convenience.
- Self-ligating braces use less colored elastics and low-profile brackets to move teeth. Self-ligating braces are easier to clean and are more comfortable than traditional braces.
- Self-ligating C utilizes translucent ceramic brackets for fast and comfortable treatment with the added benefit of increased aesthetics.
- Invisalign® Teen clear aligners do away with brackets and wires altogether. Instead, they move teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners. Invisalign treatment is not only aesthetic, but there are fewer emergencies, it will not interfere with sports or musical instruments and allows for good oral hygiene.
Braces and You
When it comes to your orthodontic treatment, compliance is key! Oral health is a factor because your teeth will move more easily in a healthy environment. Keeping regular appointments at our Frederick orthodontic office, brushing and flossing regularly, and avoiding broken braces are all important.
To help keep your oral hygiene in top condition, you’ll receive detailed instructions the day you get your braces, and we’ll monitor your hygiene at every visit. We also provide extra-strength fluoride toothpaste to help prevent decay and discoloration of the teeth.
Dr. Reddy and her team look forward to getting to know you and being a part of this exciting time in your life. We can’t wait to see your beautiful, new smile!