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teenage boy having dental braces applied at Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces San Antonio, TX

Malocclusions, or misalignment of the teeth, can cause a variety of issues. Not only do crooked, gapped or overlapped teeth look unattractive, but they can also cause jaw pain and make it more difficult to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Modern braces have been used for over a hundred years to realign teeth for a healthier smile. Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces offers braces for adults and teens at our locations in San Antonio.

Many adults have crooked teeth they wish to straighten. Some had braces as a teen but did not maintain their teeth alignment. Others may not have had braces but have malocclusions that have become worse with adulthood. There are many options in adult braces that can achieve a straighter, healthier smile with hardware that is less noticeable and more comfortable. Braces also fix some alignment issues that aligners are not designed to correct.

Braces for Teens

Traditional braces for teens come in metal or ceramic, both offering more flexibility in treatment than invisible aligners. Certain malocclusions require traditional braces versus Invisalign or clear aligners, and the cost of traditional braces can be less than aligners. Traditional braces can correct:

  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overcrowded or overlapped teeth

When teeth are straight and aligned, they are more attractive and easier to keep healthy. While most teens do not relish the thought of wearing braces, it is a worthwhile investment in their oral health and appearance.

At Smile Structure Dentistry & Braces, we offer traditional braces and clear aligners for adults and teens at our clinics in South and Northwest San Antonio. If you or your teenager need braces, contact our closest clinic to schedule an orthodontic evaluation. Our dental team can discuss the different orthodontic options available to determine which is right for you. We accept most dental insurance plans and have financing options available.