Crooked teeth or a misaligned bite can make it difficult to properly clean the teeth, which can lead to decay. In severe cases, malocclusion can cause other issues as well. If your teen has malocclusion, Dr. John R. Schouten may recommend braces for teens in Price, Utah. Many teens are self-conscious about their appearance. To accommodate the needs and desires of our teenage patients, we offer a variety of treatment options. At Schouten Orthodontics, we offer both cosmetic and traditional braces.
Traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to move the teeth to their optimal positions over time. Clear braces work in the same way, but they are made from clear or tooth-colored materials. This makes them much less noticeable. Another cosmetic option is clear aligners like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect. These aligners are custom made and are nearly invisible. Most people will not even realize that your teen is straightening their smile. Aligners are worn over the teeth to gently straighten the teeth. They are removable, so your teen will not have any food restrictions. In addition, they will be able to continue brushing and flossing normally.
We invite you to contact our office today for more information and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist.