You’ve just found out that you need “braces”. What now?

Many teenagers have braces—you probably know a lot of kids in school with them. And today, braces are more comfortable, easier to take care of, and often don’t have to be worn for as long as your parents may have had them. Even so, braces might not be your only option to getting that awesome smile you want. Drs. Ross and Laura Pulver will evaluate if treatment with Invisalign is a good option for you!

What are the options when it comes to treatment?

North County Orthodontics has a number of options when it come to treatment. Our teen patients can choose from:

  • Invisalign Teen

  • Rhodium coated braces for a matte finish

  • Clear top braces

If you would like to learn more about braces or Invisalign for teens, email us at hello@northcoortho.com or give us a call at (805) 238-2632 today for a complimentary consultation. Our team will work with you to help find appointments that will fit your busy schedule.

How long will I be in treatment?

That is the million dollar question! Drs. Ross and Laura Pulver at North County Orthodontics realize that every person is unique. That’s why no two teens have the exact same treatment. Many things will contribute to the type of treatment and how long your specific treatment will be. Some of those things are:

  • If you’ve already received early treatment, usually when you were seven or eight years old.

  • The kind of correction needed — like we said, every person is unique and each mouth is different. Drs Ross and Laura Pulver will review the treatment you need and how long it should take. Just because your friends had braces for 2 years, doesn’t necessarily mean that you will too. In fact, many of our patients only need a year or so of treatment.

  • YOU! — If you’re willing to take care of your braces or wear your Invisalign trays well and follow the instructions our Drs. Ross and Laura Pulver give you, it will have a direct positive impact on your treatment. In other words, taking care of your braces or Invisalign really can help shorten your treatment time.