Teens have more choices than ever before in creating a beautiful smile. From fully custom to traditional braces to “invisible” braces, the number of effective treatment options is growing all the time. Braces do more than just improve your smile.
They also help your teeth and jaws fit together better, helping you to not only have a beautiful smile, but also a healthy smile and bite for your entire life, reducing the need for expensive dental repairs. Wearing braces doesn’t have to be a big deal, and most of the time, you won’t even notice that they are there.
At ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics, we do everything we can to make sure that you feel comfortable with your treatment. Dr. Chapman and his team offerseveral treatment options for you to choose from to ensure that you are happy with your decision to get orthodontic treatment.
Teen treatment options include:
Insignia Custom Braces
Insignia is the latest and greatest technology for braces. Insignia Braces are 100% customized to meet the unique orthodontic prescription of every patient. Dr. Chapman has been on the research team for the past 20+ years perfecting this orthodontic option. No two brackets are exactly alike. Customization can lead to a quicker and more comfortable treatment experience. Dr. Chapman will email you a movie of your prescription showing your teeth taking on their new ideal positions before actual treatment starts so you can see what you can expect from your treatment.
Invisalign Teen is a popular treatment option that involves wearing a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth without wires or brackets. Invisalign Teen is a comfortable, affordable, and effective way to straighten teeth. Teens do not have to avoid any foods while in treatment because the aligners are removed prior to eating. We see less stains on teeth because it is easier to keep the teeth clean, easier then braces. Invisalign Teen is very effective when patients are compliant with the program. That means wearing aligners at least 22 hours each day and following all of Dr. Chapman’s guidelines. Without compliance, the program will not work as well. Dr. Chapman will email you a movie of your prescription showing your teeth taking on their new ideal positions before actual treatment starts so you can see what you can expect from your treatment.
Regular braces (metal braces, clear braces) require elastics to hold archwires in place. Elastics can act like bungee cords in certain situations and can cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon System self-ligating braces (no elastic ties to hold the archwire in place) are smaller, more comfortable to the lips and cheek, and use a slide mechanism that eliminates the friction. Teeth move faster and require fewer adjustments, shorter appointment times, and shorter total treatment time.
Orthos (Traditional) Braces
Dr Chapman helped to develop this braces system many years ago. It is still the “gold standard” for braces and all are measured against this bracket system. Orthos braces look like regular braces, colored ties are the fun part of using this braces system. Dr. Chapman treats the majority of smiles with this system. It is the most economical system available. Clear upper braces can be added at no extra charge.