Popular braces for teens

It’s time to break the news to your teen. Your dentist has recommended that you see an orthodontist for treatment that goes beyond dental issues. You’ve already noticed issues with your teenager’s teeth, whether there has been a problem with crowding, too much space, the bite or the alignment.

Braces can help your teen to have a beautiful smile. There are many options today that can make orthodontic treatment easier. The teen years are a difficult time when kids are self-conscious about their appearance and they want to fit in. Remind your teen of the end goal and a reason to smile all of the time with an amazing set of teeth. Consider all of the popular options for braces for teens to get your child motivated for orthodontic treatment.


This is one of the most popular forms of orthodontic treatment for teens and adults. It involves wearing clear aligners that are made out of medical-grade plastic. They are durable and will stand up to the test. Best of all, they are barely noticeable.

Invisalign® aligners are tailored for your teen’s mouth through the use of 3D imagery. They are switched on a two-week basis to gently shift your teen’s teeth into the proper position. They should be worn for at least 22 hours every day to be most effective. However, they can be removed for oral hygiene, meals, social gatherings or sporting events.

Self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces have brackets that apply tension to the wires and your teen’s teeth without a need for rubber bands. They gently go to work to move your teen’s teeth in the right direction to have that smile that will light up a room.

Clear braces

Ceramic clear braces consist of brackets that look just like the self-ligating brackets made out of metal. However, they can be clear or the same color as your teen’s teeth. Even the wire can be the same color as your child’s teeth to make orthodontic treatment nearly invisible.

Book a free consultation about braces for your teen

Our experts at Petty & Bielik Orthodontics are your best source of information when it comes to any type of orthodontic treatment. Make an appointment for your teen at our office in Oak Lawn. Our orthodontists will begin by evaluating your teen’s teeth to have a clear idea of where to start. At that point, you can discuss all of the options for braces that will be effective for your child.

Ask about the most popular choices of braces for teens and find the treatment method that will get optimal results as soon as possible. Get ready to see your teen flash those pearly whites when braces have done the trick. Contact us today to book your teen’s free consultation appointment.