Age 12-18

braces-for-teensThis section is for all you great parents out there who constantly worry about your Teen. Their grades, friends, hygiene, and overall risk of getting a neck tattoo. Here, at Henson Orthodontics, we want you to leave their smile to us. It’s an important part of who they are and how they are viewed and we’ve got you covered.

You may have questions like: Does my son HAVE to have braces? How long will they be on? Why should I even care about an overbite? Can my daughter get Invisalign? What will happen if he doesn’t get braces?

Mom, Dad…we get it.

At Henson Orthodontics we realize that every Teen is different. So when it’s time for braces each Teen will need to find the type of treatment that will get them the most functional, best-looking, most efficient result possible. Some Teens will need braces and rubber-bands, while others will use Invisalign. Some will just need a retainer. At Henson Orthodontics we treat each Teen uniquely and individually; there is no “one-size-fits- all” in Orthodontics.

At your first appointment you’ll meet the team who will walk you through each step of orthodontic treatment. We’ll take photos, appropriate Xrays, and measurements to help better explain to you and your Teen how braces can change their face, jaws and smile. We want your Teen to have a comfortable and functional bite all while developing an AMAZING and confident smile.

So don’t think about how their excessive overbite and crowding could leave them jobless and alone after you’ve used up your retirement so they could become a French Lit major at Toga Party University. Don’t worry about anything at all. Leave it to us. At Henson Orthodontics, we’ve got your busy Teen covered.

Teen Treatment Options:

Conventional Braces – Good ol’ classic metal brackets with wires, rubber-bands, etc.

Clear Braces – Transparent braces paired with normal wires, etc.

Invisalign or Clear Aligner Therapy – Clear retainer-type appliance that is changed a few times a month to move teeth