Adolescent Treatment

The Teen Years Are Optimal for Orthodontic Treatment

Braces aren’t just for teenagers. However, orthodontics are especially effective during the teen years because by age 12 or 13, most children have lost all their deciduous (baby) teeth, providing a perfect opportunity to correct the placement and guide the development of permanent teeth. If your child is ready to improve their smile for life, you can trust the caring team at Accorde Orthodontists. Visit one of our four convenient Minnesota locations for your consultation!

Starting Treatment

While you may feel nervous about your first visit, it is actually the beginning of an exciting journey toward a beautiful smile. We work hard to provide a comfortable and inviting environment for all of our patients. After an initial exam, we will formulate a plan to meet your specific needs.

Types of Appliances

Orthodontic treatment involves the use of many orthodontic tools and appliances to move the teeth into alignment.

  • Metal Braces—These classic braces have evolved quite a bit since their invention, and are much smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than when they were invented

  • Clear Braces—These appliances work like metal braces, but are designed to blend in with your teeth

  • Clear Aligners—Invisalign® Teen has compliance indicators to show how much you wear them, which is normally about 22 hours every day

  • Other appliances—In some cases, additional help is needed to help move teeth or improve jaw alignment, so some patients may be provided with additional temporary devices such as internal wear or outer headgear

Orthodontic treatment generally lasts from six to 30 months, the entirety of which is spent working toward the goal of giving you an attractive, healthy smile for life. Accorde Orthodontists has four convenient locations to serve you, all near multiple elementary, middle, and high schools: Champlin, MN; Maple Grove, MN; Albertville, MN; and Rogers, MN.

Contact Us Today!

Share your dream of a new smile with the caring, experienced teams at any of our Accorde Orthodontists’ locations. We look forward to helping you make your dream smile a reality. Contact us by phone today for more information about treatment, or use our online form to schedule an appointment.