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Orthodontics for Teens in Newmarket

Orthodontics is a significant milestone for many young adults, boosting their confidence and enhancing their smiles.
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Teeth-Straightening Solutions for Teens and Beyond

Most children lose their baby teeth by age 13. Before they’ve lost their last baby teeth and have their adult teeth in place, it’s often clear where overcrowding will occur or where permanent teeth are coming in crooked. This is the ideal time to begin orthodontic treatment as their permanent adult smile is still taking shape.

While we enjoy enhancing the natural beauty of a smile, orthodontic treatment is crucial for oral health. Misaligned teeth and a crooked bite can be hard to clean, cause discomfort, and even lead to aches and pains. Orthodontic treatment can resolve these issues in as little as six months.

    If your teen has one of the following, they might benefit from orthodontic treatment:

  • An overbite – when the upper teeth protrude too far forward.
  • Excessive spacing – visible gaps or spaces between the teeth.
  • An underbite – when the lower teeth protrude too far forward.
  • Crowding – when teeth overlap or are difficult to floss.
  • Crossbite – a bite that doesn’t align comfortably.
  • Pain – chronic headaches, jaw pain, or upper back and neck pain.

Orthodontic Treatment Choices

Various treatment options are available based on the patient’s needs and budget. Here are a few options that may be considered:

Traditional Braces

You might picture bulky metal brackets with wires when you think of braces. However, modern dental brackets are now smaller, less noticeable, and are as effective as the older, bulkier versions. They are easier to keep clean and far more comfortable.

Clear Brackets

For those seeking braces, we also offer clear brackets, which are particularly popular among our young adult patients. These brackets provide the benefits of conventional orthodontics with added discretion. At a glance, they are hardly noticeable.

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, have quickly become popular. These custom-made transparent trays gradually move teeth into their ideal positions. They fit snugly and precisely and can be removed for eating, brushing, flossing, or special occasions such as school dances or class presentations.

Orthodontic Treatment Costs in Newmarket

With a typical insurance plan, orthodontic treatment typically averages between $3000 and $5000+ out-of-pocket. After an oral exam, we will gladly provide you with an accurate quote, allowing you to determine how much your insurance will cover, and what your actual out-of-pocket expenses will be. Without insurance, orthodontic treatment can cost about $4000 to $6000+.

How the cost of your orthodontic treatment is determined, and why it can seem expensive?

    When considering the cost of orthodontics, several factors come into play:

  • The current condition of the patient’s teeth and gums.
  • The extent of teeth movement required.
  • The type of orthodontic treatment selected.
  • The duration of the treatment.

Since every smile is unique, the best way to determine the most suitable treatment and its cost is to schedule a consultation. After an examination, we can create a personalized treatment plan that includes an accurate timeline and cost estimate.

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Your consultation will include a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, soft tissues, and the condition of your bite. We aim to assess the overall look and function of your entire mouth. Before planning your treatment, we need to understand the health and aesthetics of your smile and, most importantly, your goals so we can help you achieve them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Regular brushing and flossing are essential to maintain oral hygiene. For braces, avoid hard and sticky foods that can damage brackets and wires. For aligners, clean them regularly and follow the orthodontist’s instructions on wear time.

Regular check-ups are typically scheduled every 4 to 8 weeks to adjust the braces or monitor the progress of aligners and ensure everything is moving as planned.

Yes, your teen can still participate in sports and activities. For contact sports, it’s recommended to wear a mouthguard to protect the braces and teeth from injury.

Yes, wearing a retainer after treatment is crucial to maintaining the new alignment of the teeth. Your orthodontist will provide specific instructions on how long and how often the retainer should be worn.

If a bracket or wire breaks, contact your orthodontist as soon as possible to schedule a repair. In the meantime, orthodontic wax can be used to cover any sharp edges and prevent discomfort.

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual case, but on average, braces or aligners are worn for 18 to 24 months.

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