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Take your teenager's smile to the next level.

Choose from one of the sleek and technologically-advanced orthodontic treatments we offer here at Ocean Orthodontics.

Why teens need teeth straightening

The optimal time to get braces is during the teenage years. At this point in life, the bones in the jaw are still actively growing and the adult teeth are fully developed. If your teenager gets braces during this dynamic phase of their development, their teeth are more likely to respond quickly to treatment.

Your teen’s smile is an important part of their identity. Having a misaligned bite can make anyone feel embarrassed, but teenagers usually feel the pain more acutely. They love to network with friends by showing off their smiles on social media. 

Your teenager may also be struggling with low self-esteem as a result of having crooked teeth. Braces could help them to be more confident in their smile now and for the rest of their lives. 

Additionally, many of your son or daughter’s friends may also have braces at this time in their life. If your teen gets orthodontic treatment now instead of waiting until they are an adult, they can avoid feeling left behind their peers.

Orthdontic treatment for teens at Ocean Orthodontics.

We offer a wide range of orthodontic treatments to suit any teenager on the Sunshine Coast.

Our orthodontists will recommend the best one for your teen depending on factors such as their:

  • Age

  • Oral health

  • Oral hygiene habits

  • Style preferences

  • Lifestyle choices and recreational hobbies

The primary types of braces that we offer for teens here at Ocean Orthodontics include:

  • Metal Braces

    Classic metal braces deliver consistent and effective results. If your teen loves the look of traditional braces and can wear them with confidence, then this may be the best option.

  • Clear braces

    Also called “invisible” braces, these braces have ceramic brackets and wires and bands that blend in with the colour of your teen’s teeth. Clear braces accomplish the same thing that metal braces can, but they offer a more subtle look which your teen may prefer.

  • Invisalign®

    Invisalign® is the perfect way to correct tooth alignment discreetly. Because these clear aligners are removable, your teen can take them out before eating, playing a musical instrument or participating in sports.

Your teen’s treatment experience

Your teenager is going through rapid personality changes and may have mixed feelings about getting orthodontic treatment. 

We have treated teenage orthodontic patients from all over Mooloolaba, Coolum Beach, Kuluin, Buddina, Maroochydore and Warana for decades and we understand the challenges that your teen is facing. 

Our goal is to collaborate with you and your teen to determine which orthodontic treatment suits their needs the best. We will recommend a treatment for your son or daughter that allows them to express their individuality and encourages their cooperation. 

We strive to create a safe and welcoming environment so that your teen will feel comfortable and respected at our practice.

Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign® and braces for teens?

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Frequently asked questions about braces.

How long will my teenager’s orthodontic treatment take?

Most teen orthodontic cases are completed within 12 to 24 months. The exact length of time depends on your teen’s unique orthodontic needs.

Will my teenager need to have teeth extracted to get braces?

Your teen does not automatically need tooth extractions in order to get braces. We take a conservative approach here at Ocean Orthodontics and we do not recommend surgery or extractions unless such invasive procedures are absolutely necessary.

Can my teenager have Invisalign®?

Invisalign® is an excellent choice for many teenage orthodontic patients. The clear trays are discreet and will not interfere with your teen’s daily activities. To find out whether Invisalign® is the right treatment for your teen, however, we recommend scheduling an orthodontic consultation first.

What is the best age for my teen to get braces?

The sooner the better. As long as your teen has all of their adult teeth, then they are ready to begin orthodontic treatment. It takes longer to move teeth in adults’ mouths. Additionally, it is more common for adults to have dental health complications which teens have not had the time to develop. For the best results, get braces for your teen while their mouth is still young, healthy and developing.

Book a free orthodontic appointment for your teen

Are you and your teen ready to embark on the smile-building journey of a lifetime?

We are ready to help.

One of our experienced doctors will personally evaluate your teen’s smile to determine which treatment will help them reach their smile goals.

If your child is in their teen years and needs orthodontic treatment, then now is the best time to begin. Book a free initial consultation for your teen at our Maroochydore or Warana locations.

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Where we are and how to get in touch

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Ocean Orthodontics

5/3 Kawana Island Blvd
Warana
QLD 4575
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
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Ocean Orthodontics
Level 2
94 Memorial Avenue
Maroochydore
QLD 4558
Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
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