Treatment That Fits Your Teen

By far the most common age for orthodontic treatment, teenagers around Scottsdale are keenly aware of their smiles at a time of life when they’re experiencing incredible change and growth.

All About Teen Braces & Clear Aligners

Some teens may choose to hide their treatment with clear aligners from Spark and InBrace, or just enjoy today’s braces that are smaller and slimmer than ever. Orthodontic treatment during the teenage years can promote functional improvements and increased confidence at a vital time of their physical and emotional development.

The teen years (between the ages of 12 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment at Opus1 Orthodontic Studio because that’s when most permanent teeth will be in place.

All teenagers dread the day that the dentist tells them they might need braces (or, at the very least, a retainer).

Braces are not as scary as most people think. They have advanced a lot in recent years. Now they come in different colors, styles, and even materials so that all teenagers can get the smiles they deserve without worrying about what others will think.

The newer styles of braces are more comfortable and stylish so that all teenagers can have smiles they are proud to show off.

Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Barakat can easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment during this age range. Around this age, bone and jaw structures are developed enough to best facilitate orthodontic treatment at our office in Scottsdale.


Choose Your Treatment

After evaluating your teen’s smile, Dr. Barakat may recommend an orthodontic appliance. There are also several types of braces including traditional metal ones, ceramic ones, and invisible ones. Depending on your needs, lingual braces may be another option.

Here at Opus1 Orthodontic Studio, options include:

Metal Braces

Bulky, ugly braces are a thing of the past. At Opus1 Orthodontic Studio, we use lightweight traditional metal braces and self-ligating brackets to make your teen’s experience comfortable and painless.


Ceramic Braces

Also known as clear braces, these work the same way as metal braces, but feature brackets that blend in with your teen’s natural smile.


Clear Aligners for Teens

The Spark and InBrace systems are made up of a series of fully customized, clear aligners. These can straighten your teen’s smile without any metal or wires.

FAQs About Teen Orthodontics


Invest in Your Teen’s Smile Today

Orthodontic braces are quite common in teenagers around Scottsdale. Though in the past many were not too excited to wear them, we offer different styles and choices that will fit your lifestyle and give you the smile you deserve.

During your free consultation, Dr. Barakat will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment, as well as the risk of putting it off.

If you have any questions about braces for teenagers, don’t hesitate to contact Opus1 Orthodontic Studio today at (480) 865-2848.