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Teen Braces

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About Teen Braces

It can be hard to determine whether braces are the best treatment option for your teen’s teeth. From assessing the timing and type to the duration and cost, the choices available can be difficult to navigate. MyOrthodontist in Burgaw, Cary, Chapel Hill, Concord, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Mount Airy, Raleigh, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, and Wake Forest, North Carolina, free consultations to provide all the details you need to make an informed decision about your teen’s oral health care. Call the office nearest you or request your teen orthodontic consultation now. 

Teen Braces Q & A

When do teens need Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics can help with most types of malocclusions, including:

  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Tooth spacing issues
  • Diastema - gap between front teeth
  • Open bite
  • Crossbite

Whether your teen has a fairly simple issue like minor overcrowding or a complicated problem like severe overbite, the professionals at MyOrthodontist can help you determine the best course of action.

What does a consultation for teen orthodontic treatment involve?

At MyOrthodontist, the trusted experts are here to make you and your teen feel comfortable and welcome. See what patients say about us. During your initial consultation, the team takes your teen’s medical history, discusses their smile concerns with them, and performs imaging tests. 

The team uses the iTero Element® scanner, an intraoral scanner that captures a large number of images to compile a 3D digital model of your mouth. The orthodontic care team can then design a one-of-a-kind treatment plan geared toward your teen’s needs. 

What are the options for orthodontic treatment for teens?

MyOrthodontist offers a wide range of orthodontic treatment options.

Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. And with advances in dental technology, metal braces are more comfortable than ever. Made from high-grade stainless steel, metal braces are durable and effective. 

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces are more discreet than metal braces. These types of adult braces are made from a tooth-colored ceramic material, so they blend in with your teeth. 

Ceramic braces require more attention to oral care because these types of braces are larger and less durable than metal braces. The team typically uses ceramic braces on the upper front teeth.


MyOrthodontist is now offering a patent-pending Clear Aligner solution called MyClearALIGN! which, when paired with a Dental Monitoring Scan Box, allows you to be treated almost entirely remotely under the direct care of one of our licensed orthodontists. The most advanced care managed conveniently to your busy schedule.


Invisalign uses flexible, clear plastic aligner trays that focus on your alignment and bite concerns and needs, to swiftly correct any issues you have. In addition, the innovative align trays are custom fabricated to your teeth to ensure a perfect fit every step of the way.

With Invisalign clear aligners it usually takes 8-12 months to fix most alignment issues, but every individual is different and complex issues may take a bit longer to fix. Treatment and results will vary for each person and their concerns.

Carriere Motion 3D Appliances

For some front-to-back bite issues such as overjet or what some call overbite, your teen may appreciate starting with a Carriere Motion appliance, which is designed to address these bite issues first. This is often referred to as “sagittal first,” and takes advantage of the patient’s early enthusiasm for orthodontic treatment.

The first step is the innovative headgear alternative Carriere® Motion 3D™ appliance. The second step would be any one of a few orthodontic options, including traditional braces, passive self-ligating braces, or Clear Aligners. The Carriere systems can shave at least a few months off total treatment time. 

Retainers are part of almost all orthodontic treatment plans. Wearing a custom-made retainer in the prescribed manner can extend your teen’s great results throughout their adulthood. If your teen’s teeth-straightening plan requires elastics (as braces do), MyOrthodontist offers a wide array of colors to help teens add their own flair to their braces.

If your teen is ready to learn more about their orthodontic treatment options, the friendly and caring experts at MyOrthodontist are here to help. Set up a free virtual or in-person consultation by calling the nearest MyOrthodontist office requesting an appointment online today.




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