You have just heard those three words that every teen dreads, “YOU NEED BRACES!”
Do not worry! Braces are not nearly as scary as you may think. Today, braces come in a variety of styles, materials and colors, making life with braces easier, more comfortable and even more stylish than in the past.
Rivera Orthodontics offers a variety of braces, types and styles to choose from. Some of our options include:
- Ceramic braces
- Invisible braces
- Lingual braces
- Traditional metal braces
The amount of time you may need braces depends on three key factors:
- Early treatment — Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everyone receives early orthodontic treatment. In some cases, we may recommend that a patient wait to receive treatment.
- What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem determines how long the process takes, and patients can react differently to treatments. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
- You! — Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes of complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances. This will make your treatment shorter!
Orthodontics can be a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good. Please contact our practice to schedule your appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Jaime Rivera and Dr. Willis Maxwell, and learn more about braces in El Paso, Texas.