Braces for Teens

Braces for Teenagers in Paramus & River Edge

Straightening your child's smile while they're a teenager can set their oral health up for long-term success. At the practice of Robert V. Kinoian, DMD, we offer orthodontic services, including traditional and clear braces for teens in River Edge, Hackensack, and throughout Bergen County.

We focus on providing high-quality orthodontic treatment that makes your teen excited to visit our office. You can expect us to do our best to ensure your teen has a good experience and leave with a healthier, long-lasting smile. Contact our team to schedule your teen's initial visit today!


Why Should My Teen Get Braces?

Ensuring your teen's oral health is crucial to helping them achieve a lifetime of healthy smiles. Because their jaw is still developing, our orthodontist can more easily guide their teeth into healthy alignment. Even if your child has had early orthodontic intervention, they may require a second phase of treatment to ensure a straight, healthy smile. Some of the things that orthodontic treatment can address include:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Overbites or underbites
  • Crossbites

Misaligned teeth can not only reduce your teen's smile's visual appeal but also cause issues such as TMD or increase plaque build-up and tooth decay, potentially resulting in lifelong oral health issues. Waiting until adulthood to get braces can also make treatment take longer or be more complicated.

Our Focus for Your Teen's Smile

Once most of your teen's adult teeth fully emerge, this is a great time to start orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teen's smile, both visually and below the surface, to see how their smile has developed and if there are any current or potential future health concerns. We take the time to connect with your teenager so they're an active part of their orthodontic care.

Once we have conducted our comprehensive exam, we will work together to determine what is best for their needs. We focus on creating and sustaining healthy positioning, spacing, and orientation of their teeth and proper jaw alignment to support a healthy smile well into adulthood. No matter what treatment is best for your child, you can expect our team to walk you and your teen through your options and be by their side through the entire process.

Treatment Options for Teens

Dr. Kinoian is passionate about providing various options for braces for teenagers. Whether your teen has had early-phase preventive orthodontics or not, our treatment options can help them achieve a healthier, straighter smile they feel confident in. Some of our treatment options include:

  • Metal Braces: This traditional orthodontic solution uses metal brackets, bands, and wires to gradually shift teeth into their optimal position.
  • Invisalign Clear Braces: For teens with mild to moderate misalignment, clear braces are one of the most discreet and convenient treatment options available. Invisalign clear aligners use a series of clear trays that use pinpoint pressure to straighten your child's teeth over time.
  • Lingual Braces: These consist of metal brackets and wires, just like traditional braces. However, the brackets are cemented at the back of the teeth, meaning these braces are completely invisible when your teen smiles.

FAQs about Braces

When searching for an orthodontist, it's important to find one you can trust to care for your teen's smile needs. Our team understands that you have questions and is here to answer them and address your concerns every step of the way. Some common questions we receive about braces for teens include:

When does my teen need braces?

Once your teen's adult teeth have fully emerged, this is a great time to seek out orthodontic treatment, usually around age 11 or 12. Our team can also help determine if it's the right time for your child to receive orthodontic care.

It's most important to pay attention to whether your teen's dental alignment is negatively impacting their health. Issues such as teeth not meeting and unusual jaw movement can have significant health consequences. If there is anything about your teen's smile that concerns you, it's better to be proactive about their oral health, so don't hesitate to bring them in for an evaluation.

The length of treatment depends on your teen's unique situation, including the state of their smile and how diligent they are in caring for their oral health throughout the process.

Traditional and Clear Braces for Teens in River Edge

Your child's oral health is essential to their overall health, and achieving a healthy, straight smile can also boost their confidence and improve their quality of life. At the practice of Robert V. Kinoian, DMD, we are proud to offer braces for teenagers in Hackensack and beyond at our Paramus-based orthodontic office. We are passionate about supporting your teen's developing smile and oral health with quality care and a kid-friendly attitude. Learn more by scheduling an appointment for your teen today!


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Dr. Robert V. Kinoian is recognized by the State of New Jersey as a Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics with NJ Specialty Permit #3727

Robert V. Kinoian, DMD | 138 Spring Valley Road, Paramus, NJ 07652

Phone: (201) 967-8700