Teen Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic consultations are crucial for teenagers. Most of the permanent teeth have erupted by a child’s teenage years, making it easier to address any misalignments or bite issues.

Orthodontics for Teenagers

At Park Lane Orthodontics, our specialists know that teenagers value their individuality and personal style. That's why we offer a variety of teen orthodontic treatments that cater to their preferences. From metal braces with a range of colour options to discreet Invisalign aligners, we have solutions that align with each teenager's unique taste.

Keep reading to find out more about braces for teens.

Orthodontics + Teenagers

Invisalign Teen

Partner at Park Lane Orthodontics

Invisalign Teen, the world’s most advanced clear aligner system, was created by a team of scientists and engineers. This innovative solution allows teenagers to achieve a straighter, more functional smile in a way that is discreet.

Invisalign Teen involves:

  • Digital imaging using the latest Itero 5D so you can see your teen’s smile before you begin the treatment (treatment simulation)
  • Clear aligners that are discreet and don’t interrupt your teenager's lifestyle
  • Fits snugly around the teeth and straightens predictably
  • SmartTrack® material, clinically proven to control the teeth movement.
  • Vivera® retainers, to maintain a healthy smile for years to come

Fixed Braces

Fixed braces are the commonest way of straightening teeth in teenagers.
  • They are fixed to the teeth so you don’t have to worry about taking them in and out or losing them.
  • Fixed braces can now be discreet and your teen can opt for the Gold or White Ceramic options.
  • Metal braces can be fun and fashionable with bright colours.
  • They are very effective at correcting a wide range of bites very predictably and efficiently.

Removable Braces

If your child of between 9-12 years we may begin with these simple braces.

These are lightweight plastic braces usually worn on the upper teeth, but sometimes on the lower teeth too. These can be used earlier in your child’s life to help build the initial foundations of bite correction and compliance.

Removable braces are generally worn in the day or night helping to straighten teeth, expand teeth, correct deep bites or reduce large over jets.

Functional Braces

These are upper and lower removable braces that help manage problems with your child’s bite and the way their teeth close together. Common bite issues include upper or lower front teeth that protrude and make a stronger, truer ‘bite’ difficult for your child.

Functional, or ‘bite correction’, braces are worn on both the top or bottom set of teeth on a full-time basis. They help guide your child’s teeth and their ‘bite’ into the ideal position comfortably and effectively.

These are most effective when the child is going through a growth spurt. Treatments usually last 6-9 months depending on the growth and overall compliance. The majority of the children will then have a second phase of treatment that include fixed braces.


It’s easy to keep the smile you love.

Vivera retainers are:

  • Discreet — Clear and virtually invisible
  • Custom made — Fitted to every detail of your smile
  • Longer lasting — 2X as durable and 30% stronger than other retainers

Book a Complimentary Consultation

Orthodontics for teenagers is more than just straightening teeth. It’s about investing in their self-confidence whilst achieving a healthy smile. We are committed to providing orthodontic care that leaves a lasting impact beyond a child’s teenage years. If you’d like to learn more about our orthodontic treatments for teens, please book a complimentary consultation at our Reading practice today.