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Braces, retainers and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”

Braces! What now?

Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as terrible as you think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable and more unobtrusive than in the past. The decision to get braces as a teen will be the best one you have ever made!  A healthy, natural smile will give you the confidence to achieve your goals and maximize your potential.

How long will I have to wear braces?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  • Early treatment — Early treatment allows our orthodontist to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment; in many cases, Dr. Brent Rickheim may recommend a delay in treatment.
  • What needs correction — The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. 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 braces and elastics given by our orthodontist plays a major role in the treatment time. Always remember to take care of your braces; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

Braces Your Way!

Peach Orthodontics offers a variety of braces, types and styles to choose from. Some common options include:

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many teenagers, but we’ll be there to support you every step of the way!  Untreated dental problems can have a lasting impact on a teen’s oral and overall health and it is our mission at Peach Orthodontics to keep your teen happy and healthy well into adulthood.  Contact our practice today at 208-618-5111 and ask about our teen orthodontics in Post Falls, Idaho.

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