Not only do crooked teeth and a misaligned bite mar the beauty of a smile, they make it difficult to properly care for the teeth. In some cases, malocclusion cause other issues as well. When a teen has malocclusion, Dr. John R. Schouten can provide braces for teens in Springville, Utah. We know that many teens are self-conscious about the appearance of their smile, so we offer a variety of treatment options. To meet the needs and desires of our patients, we offer both traditional and cosmetic braces.

With traditional braces, metal brackets and wires guide the teeth to their ideal positions over time. Clear braces work in the same way as traditional braces. However, they are made from clear or tooth-colored materials. Because of this, they are much less noticeable. Clear aligners like Invisalign® and ClearCorrect are another cosmetic option. These custom-made aligners are nearly invisible. Your teen can comfortably straighten their teeth and most of their friends won’t even notice! Clear aligners are removable, so there are no food restrictions during treatment. Also, removable aligners makes brushing and flossing easy.

Feel free to contact Schouten Orthodontics today for more information about braces for teens and to schedule a visit with our orthodontist.