13302 Manchester Rd., St Louis, MO 63131 (314) 984-9900

For Teens

Orthodontics for Teens

A wide selection of orthodontic appliances, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You have many options to straighten your teeth:

How long will I be in Dr. Fink's Care?

The amount of time it takes to treat your smile with braces depends on three key factors:

  • Early treatment – Early treatment allows orthodontists to monitor the growth of the jaw and recommend further orthodontic treatment if it becomes necessary. Not everybody receives early orthodontic treatment, and in some cases, it may be recommended that a patient wait until they are older to receive treatment.
  • What needs correction – The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently, so while it may take one patient only 12 months to complete their treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
  • You! – Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good!

Upon completion of orthodontic treatment, we can assure retention of your beautiful smile with a bonded lingual retainer. Ask us about it.

Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

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