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High school comes with an onslaught of obstacles, but a crooked smile shouldn’t be one of them. With rapid body changes and frequent growth spurts, teens are in the prime stage of life for receiving braces treatment. Research has shown that those who get braces during their teenage years can reap several benefits including a shorter treatment time and better overall attitude. A straight smile can improve confidence and increase an individual’s success throughout their career. So investing in your child’s smile early on can have lasting rewards in the future.

But with the variety of treatment options available these days, how do you know which one is the best for your child? Here is a rundown of the treatment options available, and the benefits of each.

Metal braces.

Metal braces aren’t what they once were. Thanks to advances in technology, traditional braces have become approachable and stylish. And they get the job done. Teens who are looking to spice up their image while wearing braces can chose from a variety of colored bands and even upgrade to gold braces. These braces have also proven to be more durable and more effective when dealing with bigger orthodontic issues such as crowding, overbite and excessive spacing issues. Problems such as these often require metal braces to be the initial form of treatment.

Ceramic braces.

Ceramic braces do everything metal braces do, just with a different look. These transparent braces are made out of clear composite materials that make them less noticeable. The best part? We charge the same price for this treatment option as we do for metal braces. So you can get the look and treatment you want without paying more. Traditional treatment options such as metal or ceramic braces can allow for quicker and more effective results.


We get it, high school is challenging and you want to look your best. We have a solution for that. Invisalign offers an invisible solution that adolescents can take advantage of. Invisalign’s teen program is crafted to adjust smiles while offering multiple benefits including:

Flexibility to eat. Since these aligners are removable, patients can still eat their favorite foods without wires getting in the way.

Ease of care. Invisalign aligners are clear trays that can be taken out and rinsed thoroughly before putting back into place. Also, high school athletes won’t need to worry about mouth guards.

Progress is visible. Each aligner comes with a blue dot feature that orthodontists can use to monitor correct usage.

Picture worthy. Patients can pose for pictures and talk to their crush without having to worry about that metal look getting in the way.

In addition to a Lifetime Smile Guarantee, we offer all of our teen Invisalign patients several free

aligners. If you have more questions about Invisalign in particular, more details about this treatment option can be found here or during your free consultation.

Where Do We Go From Here…

Braces, no matter what type, are a commitment. And we want to find the best option that fits your lifestyle and your budget. Choose from one of our four convenient locations to chat with our licensed orthodontists during a free consultation. We’ll walk you through possible courses of treatment and make sure you don’t leave our office with any unanswered questions. At Birmingham Orthodontics, we aim to provide all of our patients with quality care at affordable prices. That’s why our team will take time to explore several payment options if you want to take the next step after your first visit. We’ll even offer a $129 discount if you want to get started immediately after your consultation!

A straight smile may not solve every high school problem, but it’s sure to help you along the journey. Schedule your first visit today and Smile More with Birmingham Orthodontics.

At Birmingham Orthodontics, our mission is simple: we create smiles. Not only do we straighten the crooked grin, fix the bite, and adjust the jaw, we brighten yearbooks, and instill confidence. We also believe in our staff. Our culture of continuous learning drives us to host monthly training sessions for each team and bring in leading industry consultants to help keep us ahead of the curve. Contact us for a free consultation, or with any questions you might have.



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