Perhaps your dentist has recommended that your teen see an orthodontist to be assessed for treatment. When it comes to various orthodontic treatment approaches, it can be difficult to determine which option is best. Don’t fret, when it comes to treatment options for adolescent orthodontics that Yardley parents trust, Yardley Orthodontics has you covered.
Customizable Treatment for Adolescent Orthodontics That Yardley Parents Approve
Do orthodontists still offer traditional braces? Is Invisalign a better option for my teen? What is Incognito? These are all common questions, and ones that we routinely and happily answer for parents. To help you better understand the orthodontic treatment plans available for your teen, take a look at the differences between traditional braces, Invisalign and Incognito:
- Traditional Braces
- Yes, orthodontists do still offer traditional braces. Placing the brackets on the teeth and threading the wires through the bracket slots is a fairly simple process. Your teen may experience some minor discomfort when braces are initially placed and tightened (during subsequent trips), but typically any pain is minimal and doesn’t last long. The duration of traditional braces treatment time varies, but typically braces are worn for up to 22 months.
- This treatment option is an attractive solution for teens as there are no metal brackets or wires to contend with. Instead, Invisalign works to straighten teeth through the utilization of a series of clear aligners that are worn for one to two weeks at a time. Parents often prefer Invisalign because it enables their teen to brush and floss normally, doesn’t disrupt their child’s diet (crunchy carrots and apples can remain on the menu!) and involves fewer trips to the orthodontist. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign requires 12 to 18 months for a full treatment cycle.
- Incognito is an innovative orthodontic procedure that incorporates customized brackets, bonding trays and archwires on the inside of the teeth as opposed to outside bracket placement with traditional braces. Similar to Invisalign, Incognito is a more modernized, efficient approach to orthodontic treatment and generally takes less time to complete. Dr. Riesenberger will be able to tell you for sure how long your teen will require Incognito.
Helping Parents Choose the Perfect Solution
At Yardley Orthodontics we’re dedicated to helping parents and teens find the perfect adolescent orthodontic treatment. Not only is Dr. Riesenberger a top-100 premier provider of Invisalign, but he’s also an exclusive provider of Incognito and has extensive experience in addressing a diverse range of orthodontic issues.
If you’re in need of adolescent orthodontics that Yardley caregivers and parents prefer, we’d love to help you set up a consultation. Call us for any questions you may have or to schedule an exam: 215-968-5471.