Orthodontics for Teens in in Shelby Township, MI

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many teens. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, braces at Straight Smile Orthodontics make it easy to look good and feel good! Braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much faster, more comfortable, and even more stylish.

Length of Treatment

Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your teen’s body responds and how much work is needed to give them an ideal smile and bite.

How we make braces for teens fun!

  • We use the smallest brace available, which allows the colors your teen chooses to look brighter and much more noticeable, which is what most teens love!
  • If your teen doesn’t want their braces to be seen, we can then use Invisalign® clear aligners instead, which are literally invisible! Invisalign for teens comes with compliance buttons, so we’ll know exactly how long each aligner has been worn.
  • We encourage compliance by giving out gifts as rewards—the more compliant the patient, the more gifts the patient will receive, and the better results they will have!
  • We constantly show your teen where they started before treatment began and compare that with the goal we are attempting to achieve. Seeing the changes that have already happened goes a long way in encouraging them to keep on top of their care!

Dr. Rafaill and our team understand that your teen may be apprehensive about having braces. Teenage years are hard enough—we don’t want to add stress and anxiety on top of that! We’re here for your teen, available to answer questions and give guidance to make their experience in braces the best it can be. With braces at Straight Smile Orthodontics, your teen will be smiling in no time!

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