Braces for Teens

& Orthodontics for Teens

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Treatment for Teens

Does my teen need braces?

The teen years are fundamental for building confidence and strong self-esteem! Personalized orthodontic treatment with Dr. Fritz, Dr. Wilson and our team can help teens love their smile, and empower them to put their best foot forward in life.

If you recognize any of the following signs or symptoms, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation for your teen.

  • Lack of confidence when smiling or hiding smile regularly
  • Jaws or teeth are disproportionate to the rest of the face
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Digestive issues caused by improper chewing
  • Early, late or irregular loss of baby teeth
  • Crooked, crowded or gapped teeth
  • Grinding or clenching the teeth
  • Thumb sucking / finger sucking habits in childhood
  • Jaw pain or facial pain
  • Jaw shifting, popping or clicking
  • Persistent mouth breathing
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Why start treatment during adolescence?

For many teens, braces are a rite of passage: They’re one more example of the changes adolescents go through at this time — along with growth in stature, edgier tastes in clothes and music, and an increasing degree of self-awareness. So why is adolescent orthodontic treatment a good idea? In short, it is a major investment in the rest of their life.

There are several good reasons why adolescence is the optimal time for orthodontic treatment. One has to do with the development of the teeth. There’s no set timetable for every kid, but generally by the age of 11-13 the deciduous (baby) teeth have all been lost, and the permanent ones have largely come in. This is the time when we can go to work correcting the problems that cause a bad bite (malocclusion), improper tooth spacing or poor alignment.

Options in Teen Braces

Every teen is unique, so it’s important to us that we provide desirable treatment options that allow teens to feel confident during treatment!

Your teen can choose from:

What is the cost of braces for teens?

The cost of your treatment will depend on a few factors, including the severity of your condition and the length of your treatment plan.

Financing Braces

We don’t want finances to stop you from living your most confident life. We offer a variety of discounts, and accept 0% interest in-house financing to help you cover the cost of your teen’s braces.

Insurance for Braces

We accept most insurances, including TRICARE! Our team will file your claims for you to help you receive the maximum benefit from your plan.

On your first visit to our Holly Springs orthodontist office, we’ll calculate your insurance coverage and create a custom payment plan that suits your budget.

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Convenient Treatment at the Right Time

Orthodontic problems don’t improve with age — they simply become harder to treat. It’s easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because the body is still growing rapidly. Whether we use standard braces, or appliances like palatal expanders, we can create an improved appearance and function in a short period of time. Many conditions become more difficult to treat when the bones of the face and jaw are fully developed.

There’s even a social element to getting orthodontic treatment in adolescence. If you need braces, you’re not alone! Chances are you’ll see some of your classmates in our office. You may even make new friends as you go through the process together. You’ll have a smile that you can really be proud of when it’s complete. The benefits that will last your whole life, too!

Creating Smiles for the Future.

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