Braces And Orthodontic Treatment For Teens

In recent years, online presence has sky-rocketed. Every teen is on social media constantly sharing and uploading pictures. So, it is important to have a properly aligned smile. A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. We understand that orthodontic treatment for teens is a big decision. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment options that work with their customized treatment plan.


Orthodontic Treatment And Braces For Teens

We offer many different options for your teen’s orthodontic treatment. Braces come in a variety of styles, materials and colors. We also offer Invisalign aligners that makes orthodontic treatment much more esthetic.

Our practice strives to create your best smile. We offer several options for you to choose from:

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Ceramic (clear) braces:

Ceramic Braces are more discreet and less visible. It is made of clear and tooth-colored materials. It is one of the best options for a patient who wants to straighten their teeth in an affordable way but does not want to Invisalign braces. The best thing about ceramic braces is it is less visible and they move teeth faster than clear aligners. It takes about 17 to 36 months to straighten your teeth. Moreover, you can even choose colors like grey or shiny metallic silvers. For such reasons, it is one of the best braces for teens.


Invisalign aligners

Invisalign is made of flexible thermoplastic materials. It is used for numerous purposes like a spacing issue between teeth and other mild and moderate bite issues. It is more expensive than ceramic braces but worth more than ceramic braces. The pros of Invisalign are that it is less noticeable and you can physically remove them whenever you need. You can brush your teeth and floss without any difficulties. However, there are a few disadvantages of Invisalign. One of the cons is that you need to wear it more than 20 hours a day to get the benefit of it. You have to remove the aligners when you are eating or drinking or else food or drink can affect it. Furthermore, you need to avoid hard foods as eating hard foods may cause tooth soreness.

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are less expensive than clear braces or Invisalign aligners. Even though it is cheap compared to others, it has numerous benefits. It provides help for the orthodontist to control or move teeth in small increments at a time. However, its main cons is the metal mouth appearance. It is noticeable so, people who don’t want to get noticed wearing braces prefer Invisalign or ceramic braces. The best way to care for metal braces is to brush three times a day and also brush above, on, and below the braces. Remember that person using traditional metal braces should avoid sticky, chewy, and hard food as it can easily cause damage to braces.

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How long will I have to wear Braces or Invisalign aligners?

The type of treatment prescribed to fully correct the dental problems will determine treatment time. Our treatments are fully customized to each patient, and each patient reacts 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.

A patient’s cooperation is absolutely essential as they play a major role in the length of treatment time. Always remember to take care of your appliances and also to follow our instructions; this will truly help shorten your treatment time!

Why should you consider orthodontic treatment?

  • Improve self confidence, social and personal life.
  • Improve teeth health and make it look and work better
  • Often it is less expensive -Help to guide jaws for proper growth
  • Orthodentic treatment for teens is straightforward.
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A beautiful smile builds confidence

Orthodontic treatment can help boost your self-confidence, giving you a better quality of life and the freedom to smile without holding back!

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Straight teeth are healthy teeth

Teeth that are properly aligned are easier to keep clean with flossing and brushing, and may help prevent other health problems.


When to see a teen orthodontist?

You should take your teen child to see an orthodontist if they have any of the problems mentioned below:

  • Struggling to chew or bite
  • Wide space between teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Jaws shift or make noises
What is the best age to get braces for a teen?

The best age to get braces i.e. orthodontic treatment for teens is around 12 to 15. It is usually after the child loses his/her first set of baby molars.

At what age are you too old for braces?

Braces or orthodontic treatments are used to help your smile no matter your age. For such reasons, there is no thing as the best age to get the treatment.

Are braces worth it for minor problems?

Orthodontic treatment is one of the most rewarding investments a person can make for oral health. Not only health but also increases self-confidence because it makes your smile even more beautiful. The result of braces outweighs the price even though it may seem expensive.


Schedule a Visit

To set up a visit with our orthodontists, complete and submit this form. Our scheduling coordinator will then contact you to confirm your consultation.

Please note this form is for requesting an appointment. If you need to cancel or reschedule an existing appointment, or if you require immediate attention, please contact our practice directly by calling us.

Office Locations

Consultations are available at our three conveniently located orthodontic offices.


3235 Wales Ave NW
Massillon, Ohio 44646
(330) 833-3335
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3451 Edison St NW
Uniontown, Ohio 44685
(330) 699-6369

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6304A Market Ave. N.
Canton, OH 44721
(234) 714-8100
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