Premier Tulsa, OK Orthodontist
The teenaged years are a time for change and self-reflection. Building confidence during these years is important as your teen presents himself or herself to the world. Using the most advanced technology and tools available, we offer a variety of orthodontic options to give your teen a smile that radiates with confidence.
As an adolescent, all of your permanent teeth have come in, which makes it an optimal time to correct any orthodontic problems such as improper bites and spacing of the teeth. In addition, because the bones in the jaws are still developing, it is easier to treat various orthodontic issues as opposed to waiting until adulthood. As you get older, it becomes increasingly challenging and costly to treat common problems due to the maturity of the bones.
Adolescent Orthodontic Services
Dr. Robert J. Herman, an experienced and friendly Tulsa, OK orthodontist, is accomplished at utilizing a variety of orthodontic techniques to provide your teen with the best possible option in creating a beautiful smile. We offer a wide range of services such as:
- Traditional metal braces: This is an orthodontic treatment method that most people are familiar with. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than the metal braces used in the past. The durability and effectiveness of metal braces has made them a favorite for decades.
- Self-ligating braces: Although self-ligating braces can be made of all the same types of material as traditional braces, they do not need elastics to work. The way it works make these types of braces easier to wear and more comfortable with fewer visits to our orthodontic office.
- Ceramic braces: If you find yourself worried about people noticing your braces, then we recommend that you consider using ceramic braces. These braces have brackets made of a ceramic material that closely matches the natural color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
- Invisalign Teen: These clear aligner trays are made specifically for teens to gradually move teeth in an unnoticeable way. The aligners include a tiny blue dot that shows when the aligners are beginning to wear out and need to be replaced.
The amount of movement needed from your teeth and jaw will determine how long your braces or Invisalign® Teen treatment may last; however, as a general rule, you can expect that your teen’s orthodontic treatment can last anywhere between 6 to 30 months. Once the treatment is completed, your teen will enter the retention phase of treatment - A customized retainer is worn at all times to hold the teeth in their new positions.
Call For Your Free Consultation Today!
If your teen is in need of braces, choose the experienced Tulsa, OK orthodontist and staff at the practice of Dr. Robert J. Herman. We will provide the best orthodontic treatment available for all of your needs and will make you and your teen feel right at home.. Please contact us today or fill out our online form to schedule your free new patient consultation. We look forward to hearing from you and providing your teen with excellent orthodontic care!