Teens

Teens are the most common and often the best candidates for orthodontic treatment and braces. Most if not all permanent teeth are in place by age twelve, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be easily detected. Orthodontists can usually take advantage of teens’ frequent growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. Most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment at this time, and teens are often more comfortable wearing braces, since they see their friends wearing them as well. Now with the invention of Invisalign® Teen, teens can avoid the look of braces altogether!

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® Teen is a custom Invisalign® system designed for the dental needs of teenagers. Teens can now straighten their teeth with a series of clear, removable aligners. There are no metal wires or brackets, and teens can still eat and drink what they want. Invisalign® Teen is the easy, comfortable way to straighten teeth without anyone knowing!

Invisalign Teen

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most widely used and most affordable system of straightening teeth. Tiny metal brackets are bonded to the teeth, and a wire is passed through the brackets and held in place with elastic ties. The ties can be metal colored for a discreet look or colorful, depending on what you like. Best of all, the elastic ties are changed each month during your visit, so you can choose different colors based on the season, a holiday, or even your mood!

Check out the endless possibilities with the Elastic Tie Color Picker!

Metal Braces

Clear Braces

Clear braces are a great alternative for patients who want a more discreet or aesthetic alternative to metal braces and are not candidates for clear aligners such as Invisalign®. Clear braces work the same way as metal braces, but clear brackets are used instead of metal ones, so the braces blend in with the natural color of your teeth. Dr. Joe also uses tooth-colored wires for a near-invisible appearance.

Clear Braces
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