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Braces For Teens

Being a teen is hard enough. We want to make orthodontic treatment EASY so you can get back to the things that really matter!

What Are My Options:

We offer a few braces options for teens just like you that are much more comfortable and less noticeable than braces of the past (ask your parents about when THEY had braces – totally different story!) Check out some of the braces options for teens below. Dr. Thurman and our smile squad will discuss these options with you at your initial consultation so we can choose the treatment option that best fits your lifestyle!


Metal Braces

Metal braces are still the most widely used treatment option. And you can personalize them to fit your unique style at every appointment by choosing new color bands. Express yourself!


Clear Braces

Want a less noticeable option? Go with our clear braces. Same awesome technology as our metal braces but you have the added benefit of them being clear. Your friends may not even notice you have braces!


Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is becoming a popular choice among our teen patients. With Invisalign, your treatment is virtually invisible! Instead of brackets and wires, custom clear plastic aligners are created. You simply switch to a new set of aligners every few weeks to shift your teeth into the desired position! Not only are they clear but since they’re removable, you can eat and drink what you want without any restrictions. Try not to rub it in to your braces wearing friends at the movies when you’re munching on popcorn 😉


How long will treatment take?

This is one of the first questions we get from our teen patients. And a valid one! Lucky for you, Dr. Thurman uses the most advanced technologies available to get you smiling faster than ever before! The amount of time it takes to complete your customized treatment plan will depend on several things including your age, individual orthodontic needs and concerns and how active and involved you are in your care. You must be willing to commit to achieve the best result. We know you can do it! The average treatment time at our office is about 18 months but it varies for each patient.


But I need to EAT! How do I do that with braces?

Ok. We know word gets around. Yes, there are some limitations to your diet while you are in treatment with braces. But it’s really not that bad. We promise! We’ll go over the complete list of what you can and can’t eat while wearing braces at your appointment but basically, avoid anything hard, sticky or chewy and you should be good to go! AND, if you’re a candidate for Invisalign Teen, there are way less restrictions on what you can eat because your aligners are removable! Remember, keep the finish line in mind. You’ll be done before you know it and have a beautiful smile to show for it!

Click here to request a free consultation with Dr. Thurman. We’re happy to discuss your options for the smile of your dreams.

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