Teen Treatment

Teen Treatment

We Create Confident Smiles!

Giving your teenager the gift of a healthy, beautiful smile is huge! The confidence they gain carries over into every aspect of their life, including school and relationships. At Dr. Melanie Orthodontics, we take that responsibility seriously. That’s why we offer personalized treatment plans to bring out the best in your teen’s unique smile. We’re also well aware of just how busy today’s teenagers and their families are and we strive to make treatment as convenient as possible. To get started, schedule a complimentary consultation for your teenager at our Rancho Santa Fe and San Diego orthodontics practice online or by calling us at (858) 613-3688 (San Diego) or (858) 255-7800 (Rancho Santa Fe).

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Why do so Many Teenagers Have Braces or Clear Aligners?

It might seem like every teenager has braces or clear aligners. That’s really because the teenage years are a great time to start orthodontic treatment for many patients. Most of the permanent teeth are usually in place, including the second permanent molars, and we’re able to get a really clear picture of any orthodontic issues, such as crowding, spacing or an overbite. Since teenagers are still developing and have high metabolisms, we can work with their growth spurts to more easily manipulate their jaws and teeth for lasting, beautiful results.

Teen-Friendly Options

While teens may or may not love the idea of the braces, the good news is orthodontic treatment has come a long way. Our custom metal braces consist of smaller, more comfortable brackets and thin, lightweight wires. Teens can choose colorful elastics to go with them and show off their personality. We also offer custom clear braces that are much less noticeable. Or, if your teen doesn’t want braces at all, we’re a leading provider of both Clarity™ Aligners™ and Invisalign® Teen in San Diego and Rancho Santa Fe.

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teen smile treatment

Nearly 80% of teenagers in North America are in an orthodontist’s care.

12 to 13

Most teens will have their second permanent molars between ages 12 and 13.


In a survey, the number one most cited facial feature teens wished they could change was their teeth.

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Ready to get a sweet new smile with Rancho Santa Fe or San Diego Invisalign or braces treatment? Schedule your complimentary smile assessment today!


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