Trenton Smiles Dental - Trenton

Orthodontics for Teens in Trenton

At Trenton Smiles Dental Center, we’re dedicated to guiding teenagers through their orthodontic journey. Dr. Rajpara and our team focus on crafting beautiful smiles that boost confidence, offering a path to the best version of themselves. It’s more than aligning teeth; it’s about creating lasting smiles.
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Embracing Orthodontics Early: The Path to Lifelong Smiles

By the age of 13, the shift from baby to adult teeth unveils the blueprint of a young adult’s smile, spotlighting any potential for overcrowding or misalignment. This pivotal moment is ideal for initiating orthodontic care, ensuring the development of not only aesthetically pleasing smiles but also promoting better oral health. Addressing misalignments early helps in avoiding cleaning difficulties, discomfort, and even pain, paving the way for healthier, more radiant smiles in a matter of months.

Signs Your Teen Might Need Orthodontic Care:
  • Overbite: The upper teeth extend significantly beyond the lower teeth.
  • Excessive Spacing: Noticeable gaps or spaces between teeth.
  • Underbite: The lower teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth.
  • Crowding: Teeth overlap or are too close, complicating flossing.
  • Crossbite: The teeth alignment doesn’t allow for a proper bite.
  • Pain: Experiencing chronic headaches, jaw, or neck pain.

Exploring Orthodontic Solutions for Every Need

Our practice offers a variety of orthodontic treatments tailored to meet individual preferences and budgetary considerations. Here’s a brief overview:

Traditional Braces

Gone are the days of bulky metal brackets and wires. Today’s braces are sleek, less visible, and designed for comfort and ease of cleaning.

Clear Brackets

Ideal for those seeking a less noticeable option, clear brackets offer the effectiveness of traditional braces with an added level of subtlety, making them a favourite among teens.

Clear Aligners

For those preferring a virtually invisible treatment, clear aligners like Invisalign are a popular choice. These custom-fit trays gently guide teeth into place and can be removed for eating, oral hygiene, and special occasions.

Understanding Orthodontic Treatment Costs

Navigating the financial aspects of orthodontic care, costs can range widely, typically falling between $3000 and $5000+ with standard insurance. For a precise estimate tailored to your specific situation, an initial oral exam is essential. This assessment allows us to determine the exact coverage of your insurance and any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur. Without insurance, expenses for orthodontic treatments can vary from about $4000 to $6000+.

The cost is influenced by several factors, including the patient’s initial oral health, the extent of adjustment needed, the chosen treatment option, and the duration of the treatment plan. Given the uniqueness of each smile, a personal consultation is the best way to outline the ideal treatment approach and provide a detailed cost and timeline.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

While early treatment is advantageous, allowing for adjustments before all adult teeth have arrived, it’s never too late to start. We welcome teens and adults alike to explore their orthodontic options.

It’s wise to avoid foods that could damage your braces or are tough to clean from around brackets and wires, such as hard candies, sticky sweets, and hard foods. Certain foods can also stain clear braces, so we recommend avoiding those to keep your braces looking their best.

You won’t feel pain when braces are initially applied. As your teeth start to move, you might experience some discomfort, which is typically more of a nuisance than actual pain. Rest assured, we’re committed to making your orthodontic journey as comfortable as possible.

If any part of your braces breaks or becomes damaged, please get in touch with us immediately. It’s essential to address these issues promptly to keep your treatment on track.

The duration of orthodontic treatment can vary greatly, typically ranging from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the complexity of the case. After evaluating your specific situation, we can offer a more precise timeline.

We provide special flossing tools and techniques for those with braces, ensuring you can maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your treatment. At your next visit, we’ll gladly demonstrate the best way to floss with braces.

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