West Islip
(631) 661-3025
Massapequa
(516) 798-6786

For Teens

Orthodontics for Teens

Braces, retainers, and everything else that you want to know about orthodontics!

You've just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “YOU NEED BRACES!”

Braces! What now?

Don't worry! Braces aren't nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

How long will I have to wear braces?

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!

Braces Your Way!

Our practice offers a variety of braces, types, and styles to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic braces
  • Invisible braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Traditional metal braces

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! Please contact our practice to schedule your next orthodontic checkup.

Patients Love Us, Parents Trust Us!

"I cannot express enough the positive experience I had with the entire Vitagliano Orthodontics staff. From clerical to reception… to orthodontists and even bookkeeping, everyone was professional, knowledgeable, & courteous - but above all, they treated me like family." ~ E.S.

"Vitagliano Orthodontics is a fantastic place!!!! The staff is warm and friendly, and the doctor is great. We couldn’t have picked a better orthodontist." ~ C.K.

"I love the entire staff. They are always so friendly and nice. They make you feel like they care about you. They answered all my questions, whether they were silly or not. My experience has been great." ~ M.T.

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