Adolescent treatment

Orthodontics for teens and pre-teens

When you’re looking for orthodontics for teens in and around the Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads areas, we at Charlottesville Orthodontics pride ourselves on going above and beyond to meet your every need. We feature a wide array of high-quality orthodontic treatments and are well-trained and equipped to treat patients of all ages, including those in their adolescence.

During the first appointment with our expert orthodontists, we’ll take pictures and x-rays of your teen’s mouth and, if needed, make a model of their bite with our digital scanner (no goopy molds!). After this, Dr. Weis or Dr. Patel will develop a customized orthodontic treatment plan that best suits your needs.

Our orthodontic treatment options for teens

Invisalign® for teens

Invisalign Teen features a series of clear plastic trays that are practically invisible, allowing for discreet orthodontic treatment. These customized sets of trays, or aligners, are meant to be worn in a designated order and will gradually straighten teeth. Invisalign clear aligners are to be worn for 22 hours daily but are removable for eating, brushing, or other special occasions. Charlottesville Orthodontics offers Invisalign Teen near you in Zion Crossroads and Charlottesville, Virginia.

Metal braces

These are the standard, traditional braces seen on most patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Modern metal braces for teens are now smaller and lighter than ever. Teen braces also offer customized options, like having colored elastic ties on the brackets to show off personality or school spirit!

Clear braces

Clear braces for teens feature brackets made of ceramic or composite materials that blend in with the teeth, making for a more discreet treatment option. They’re perfect for patients nervous about being seen in traditional braces.

Lingual braces

Are you looking for invisible braces for teens? Lingual braces may be for you. These are the most unnoticeable form of braces. As opposed to traditional braces positioned on the outside of your teeth, lingual braces sit on the inside of the teeth where they are invisible to others.

Other orthodontic appliances

Dr. Weis or Dr. Patel may recommend other orthodontic appliances if significant tooth or jaw movement is needed. These appliances can range from headgear to small devices that fit inside the mouth like rubber bands.

  • How long will orthodontic treatment last?

    Orthodontic treatment may take anywhere from 6-30 months (usually 18-20 months) to complete, depending on the severity of the case. After treatment has ended, the process isn’t quite over. Wearing a retainer as prescribed post-treatment will ensure teeth do not shift back into misalignment and is vital to maintaining a straight, beautiful smile.

  • How much are braces for teens?

    At Charlottesville Orthodontics, We strive to provide affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. The cost of braces for teens will vary, depending on what orthodontic treatment is necessary. The best way to discover the estimated cost of your teen’s braces is to schedule a free orthodontic consultation with our team.

Begin treatment for your teen with Charlottesville and Zion Crossroads' best orthodontist

If your teen is ready to enjoy confidence from a better smile, schedule your free consultation by filling out our appointment request form. If you have any questions about orthodontic treatment for teens, please contact us! Our team would be happy to assist you in helping your teen achieve a smile that will last a lifetime.