Scott Orthodontics' Dr. Stuart A. Scott, D.D.S., M.S. is a graduate of Emory University and Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. He continued his post-graduate specialty training in orthodontics at Howard University. In these articles, he discusses some basic orthodontic tips for children and their parents.
For most people, the choice between metal and ceramic braces comes down to aesthetics and price. Ceramic braces tend to be less noticeable on the teeth, however they do cost more and that can be a factor for some people.
Most children seem to be the most compliant with wearing removable orthodontic devices before they hit their pre-teen years. For example, an eight year old is more likely to wear his retainer daily than a 13-year-old, in certain situations.
The Invisalign company has made strides in improving its product over the past 10 years. Orthodontists today can treat far more cases with Invisalign than they could in the past, which opens up the world of people who can get use out of this great technology.