Customized, personalized treatment for teens

Transforming your teenager's smile with braces or clear aligners

Precision control for a faster smile

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Get a smile you'll be proud to show off

Straightening your teeth as a teenager helps you have healthy teeth as an adult. Well-aligned teeth are easier to clean, which prevents cavities and gum damage over time. Straightening also prevents erosion of the protective enamel, so your teeth remain pain-free.

We use American-made braces that are more comfortable and more efficient than the braces you remember. Let us show you what Appel Orthodontics can do for your teen's smile!

Not your parents' 
braces

Today's braces are customized to be more comfortable and more efficient than the traditional metal braces of the past. 

Gentler tooth movement means less soreness

These braces use more precise movement and gentler pressure, meaning your child will have less soreness after adjustments.

Faster, more accurate results

Treatment used to take as much as 4 years. Our braces do the job in an average of just 18 months.

Clear aligner treatment for your teenager

For teens with minor dental issues, we also offer Invisalign and Spark clear aligners.

Braces options for any teenager's smile

Whether it's traditional silver braces, clear braces, or gold braces, we have style options to make your teen smile!

7 years of Retainer Insurance included 

Your teenager's treatment plan includes seven years of retainers to keep your child's smile perfect into adulthood.

Treatment customized for you

Each smile is different, so each smile needs different treatment. At Appel Orthodontics, we use high-tech software to create a detailed treatment plan that will give your child the smile they want in less time than in years past. Your child could have a new smile in 18 months! 

Whether your child opts for braces, clear braces, or clear aligners, Appel Orthodontics will provide treatment that is comfortable and customized to your teen's dental needs.

Whiten and brighten your new smile

Appel Orthodontics offers Zoom! In-Office Whitening after braces, so your child can have an amazing smile. You can opt for Zoom! In-Office Whitening at the beginning of your teenager's treatment and it will be included in the financing package. 

Whitening is a great way to help your child celebrate the end of their time in braces or aligners. It's an added confidence boost that gives them a reason to share their incredible new smile. 

Let’s talk about braces for teens

This is difficult for a parent to evaluate. Even if your child’s teeth look straight, there may be problems that require the expertise of an orthodontist. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends your child consult with an orthodontist by age 7.

We offer free initial consultations where we can assess your child and offer any recommendations. Early detection is best to prevent future difficult treatment for your child. Many problems are resolved on their own, but we can help guide you whatever your needs!

Each child's dental issues are different, so their treatment times are different. We will evaluate your child with a thorough examination and dental imaging to determine exactly what treatment they need and how long it will take. On average, treatment times run 12-24 months.

Your child will have food restrictions with braces, but they are TEMPORARY. Once their braces treatment is done, they can go back to eating these foods. 

Patients will need to avoid foods that are crunchy (tortilla chips, popcorn), chewy (bagels, sugared gum), hard (hard candies, ice), or sticky (saltwater taffy, caramels). You can find a full list on our blog page

We offer Invisalign and Spark clear aligners, but both require a lot of responsibility and commitment on your child's part so they are fully effective. Clear aligners must be worn at least 22 hours a day, and because they're removable, many teens struggle to stick with this commitment fully, which can prolong treatment time and reduce effectiveness. 

As with our braces treatment, Appel Orthodontics does all we can to ensure your child's treatment with clear aligners is a success. If your child is ready for Invisalign or Spark treatment, schedule a virtual consult. We're ready to help!

Yes, your child will need to wear retainers at night after orthodontic treatment. Retainers are the final step: maintaining their beautiful new smile. As our doctors love to say, “Retainers are worn at nighttime for a lifetime!" Long-term nightly wear is necessary because teeth can move at any age, even in people who have never had orthodontic treatment.

Get a brighter smile with Zoom! In-Office Whitening

Add the Zoom! In-Office Whitening option to your treatment plan and get tooth whitening after braces. Show off that incredible new smile! Learn more about the Zoom! In-Office Whitening option from Appel Orthodontics.

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