An orthodontist in Harley Street on braces for teens

Everybody wants to have a beautiful smile and straight teeth. An orthodontist in Harley Street is able to identify whether it is necessary for a child to have braces to correct their bite and straighten their teeth.


If possible, straightening teeth at a younger age is more ideal as bones have yet to harden, making them more malleable. Of course, it is not impossible to straighten adult teeth, however, it may take more time to achieve that final look as an individual ages.

Teenagers are at a stage in their lives where they become aware of their appearance. Crooked or misaligned teeth can potentially damage their self-esteem. Therefore, a treatment such as braces is essential for teenagers who want to be able to enhance their smile and overall dental health.

However, teenagers often don’t like braces, even though they want the results they offer. The reason teenagers shy away from braces is most likely due to peer pressure and misconceptions about the reality of this treatment journey. This is where an orthodontist in Harley Street can address some of the myths that surround teeth straightening.

I cannot play wind instruments anymore

One of the most misleading misconceptions we have encountered surrounding braces is that teenagers cannot play instruments while wearing them. The myth has discouraged several teenagers and their parents from allowing themselves to consider braces. It may be a little tricky at first, but like most things, practice makes perfect and it can be done.

But they hurt!

Braces can be uncomfortable, especially during the first few days. However, they rarely hurt. Some teenagers report discomfort during the early few days after placement and after they have visited their orthodontist in Harley Street for adjustments, while others don’t. If your teen is afraid of the pain, we can prescribe a mild painkiller whilst others report that a cold compress helps during those first few days.

They are really obvious

We know that it can be stressful wondering how you will look whilst going through the teeth straightening journey. We offer Invisalign and classic braces that are discreet, invisible and clear. They can also come in an array of colours should you wish to wear them as a statement. They don’t last forever, so embrace this time in your life.

How long you wear your braces will be based on the severity of your dental problem. The average period of wearing braces for most teenagers is eighteen months. You could wear them for fewer months.

Having worked with many teenagers and helped them to receive braces for a great number of years, our professionals will gladly serve you. We will help you to choose the most suitable braces to treat your dental problem, to improve your smile, and your confidence, as a teen.

Feel free to ask us questions during your consultation. We will be glad to discuss any concerns about braces, equip you with knowledge and assist you through the treatment journey.