Ask Dr. Magness: “What, exactly, is so cool about braces?”

Braces, are in fact, “cool,” “hip” and, dare we say say “fun” these days. These were among the findings of a nationwide survey this year of moms whose kids are going through or have had orthodontic treatment recently. New technologies, advanced computer software, color options, and even popular celebrities sporting stylish braces make orthodontic treatment more comfortable, fashionable and cool for today’s teens.

The study, conducted on behalf of our pals at the American Association of Orthodontists for February’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, found 86 percent of moms reporting that braces are cooler today than when they were children. Sixty-nine percent of moms also said wearing braces makes their children feel cool, and 81 percent reported their children’s experience with orthodontic treatment as either positive or extremely positive.

Different color options and the ability to change colors, for example, provide exciting ways for young patients to customize appearances. That enthusiasm helps them to feel good about their orthodontic treatment with Dr. Magness, and may contribute to the success of treatment.

Has your child or teen visited Memorial Smiles for a consultation? If not, please give us call at (713) 468-9669 and let us help your child begin the journey to a gorgeous smile this summer!

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