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Find Braces For Teens in Ponte Vedra & Jacksonville Beach

Contemporary treatment with braces allows for more comfortable and quicker alignment than ever before. Whether your teen needs Invisalign®, Unitek Clarity Advanced clear braces, or traditional metal braces,  Lazzara Orthodontics offers many fantastic options that can meet the demands of any teen’s lifestyle. 

How Do I Know If Braces Are Right For My Teen?

One of the most frequent questions parents ask us is, “are braces right for my teen?” These parents are understandably concerned about their teen’s health but are sometimes concerned about adding to the challenges of adolescence. These parents are surprised to learn that the clunky and unsightly braces they remember from childhood are no longer in use. Recent advances in technology have allowed orthodontists to provide teens with more comfort and discrete treatments. Lazzara Orthodontics is proud to offer clear ceramic braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign to help your teen maximize their smile.  Since every person requires a unique treatment level, the best way to know if your child needs braces is to book a free consultation at either our Jacksonville Beach or Nocatee location.
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Clear Braces

Sometimes called “clear” or “ceramic” braces, these braces are a low-profile option that fits easily into your teen’s mouth. Clear ceramic braces are made of transparent components that camouflage into your mouth. These components offer an unparalleled level of comfort, with many patients forgoing elastic ligatures. Plus, these braces are low-maintenance and provide lasting results.
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Traditional Braces

This classic option offers excellent results but with an understated profile that allows for less cheek and lip irritation. Traditional braces are made of surgical stainless steel, providing an exceptionally precise and accurate alignment with a stylish profile. And you get to pick almost any color you want for your elastic ligatures.
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Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to reorient your child’s bite gradually. The Invisalign system is almost invisible and allows for easy brushing, shorter appointments, and fewer visits. By wearing the Invisalign system for 20-22 hours every day, your teen can dramatically change their appearance. Many patients report noticing significant differences in as little as six weeks of starting their treatment. 

What Are The Benefits of Braces For Teens?

While transforming your teen’s smile with braces can boost their self-confidence, it can also help their physical health. When left unaddressed, alignment issues can cause cavities to develop and lead to gum disease. These conditions develop because uneven teeth are more difficult to clean effectively and accumulate leftover food particles and plaque. As food decays in your mouth, it becomes an epicenter for cavity development.  Regular maintenance like brushing and flossing is, therefore, more effective once teeth comfort a set pattern. In the long run teen braces, treatment will save you money because you will avoid future issues.

Get an Award-Winning Smile With The Area’s Braces Leader

Dr. Lazzara has helped thousands of patients experience the benefits of a natural smile. And the benefits of braces don’t stop with just a head-turning smile. Correcting crooked and crowded teeth provides a safeguard against issues like tooth decay and gum disease. 

All visitors to our Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra/Nocatee locations are treated to a relaxing and enjoyable environment and receive the best care possible. It’s no wonder so many of your neighbors trust Lazzara orthodontics. Whether your teen needs ceramic braces, Invisalign, or traditional braces, you can have the utmost confidence in Dr. Lazzara. 

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