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Braces for Teens

Braces for Teens

Why do teens need braces?

The teen years present the perfect time for braces! Permanent teeth have erupted and are stabilizing, and the gums are ideally impressionable during these years.

Once all permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth, are in place during the early adult years, a person may require a longer treatment period or various appliances to guide the teeth into alignment. The early to mid teen years are ideal for treating conditions before they progress too far.

If a poor orthodontic condition (or misalignment) goes untreated, it’s very likely that it will affect a person’s quality of life.

Poor orthodontic conditions can:

Common Conditions Treated with Braces for Teens

We often treat the following conditions with braces for our teen patients:
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Types of Braces for Teens

Every teen is different, so we offer different types of braces to accommodate our patients.

Teens have the choice of Damon® braces, Invisalign® Teen or Spark clear aligners for clearly beautiful teeth.

Teens are no longer limited to traditional, metal braces. We’re proud to offer clear, comfortable braces in Spartanburg, Duncan, Gaffney and Union.

How long do braces take to straighten teeth?

Whether you get braces at 16, 25 or 45, your treatment length will depend on the severity of your condition and your diligence in following your orthodontist’s instructions with removable appliance or clear aligners.

Your treatment period with
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Your treatment period is subject to vary depending on the severity of your condition, but most cases take about 18 months to treat with clear aligners. Although, if you don’t wear your aligners for at least 20 to 23 hours a day, you may require a longer treatment period.

Your treatment period with

Again, your treatment period may vary depending on the severity of your condition, but most cases can be treated with Damon Clear braces about 6 months earlier than with traditional braces! Your treatment period with Damon braces can range anywhere from 12 to 18 months.

Have any questions about braces for teens?

Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at any of our locations in West Spartanburg, East Spartanburg, Gaffney, Duncan, or Union. We’re happy to discuss orthodontics for teens, or any of our treatments and techniques. We will always take the time to explain your treatment to you, throughout every phase. 

If you haven’t received your complimentary exam yet, we encourage you to request yours today! Your first visit to our office is no-obligation, no-risk, and no-commitment. We want you to experience the Nth Degree in orthodontic care, without any financial risk.