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Ortho for Teens - ages 10-17

Orthodontic braces  are a big part of life for many people your age. While braces may have had a bad reputation in the past, today’s braces make it easy to look good and feel good!

There are several benefits to receiving orthodontic treatment during your teen years. First of all, you are not alone. Many teens wear braces and there are many reasons why it's better to do it now rather than waiting. We understand you have active lives and want you to look and feel your best!

Benefits of Ortho for Teens

  • Shortened treatment time

  • Reduced need for tooth extraction

  • The ability to preserve space for any un-erupted teeth and provide room for crowded, erupting teeth

  • Restored facial symmetry , balance, and esthetics by modifying jaw growth

  • Preserved tooth health and minimized threat of damage to protruding teeth

  • Better health throughout lifetime

  • The confidence from a beautiful smile!

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Different kinds of braces:

Our practice at Petaluma Dental Group, offers a variety of braces, types and styles, to choose from. Some common options include:

  • Ceramic braces

  • Modern metal braces

  • Invisalign Teen clear aligner therapy

  • Retainers

  • Fun colors and styles  (See braces)

How long will I have to wear braces?

Everyone is different. Comprehensive Treatment time varies and can last between one and three years, depending on several factors including age, treatment method, and how minor or severe your case is. A big factor in a successful treatment is you! The more involved and diligent you are, the more efficient your treatment will be.


Before beginning your orthodontic care at Petaluma Dental Group, we will discuss all of your options and provide an estimate for how long your treatment may take. Please contact our practice today to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation to learn about what treatment options are available for you.


Call and make your appointment for your free consultation now!  (707)762-0067

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