Teen Orthodontics

You’ve just heard the three words that every teen dreads: “You need braces!” Don’t worry! Braces aren’t nearly as scary as you may think. In fact, braces today come in a variety of styles, materials, and colors, making life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

There are so many!  Advantages are: 

  • The same excellent results as traditional braces
  • Shorter in-office appointments
  • Fewer appointments
  • Most find it more comfortable than braces
  • Easier oral hygiene (brushing and flossing)
  • Little to no food restrictions
  • You can barely see the aligners


  • The teeth do not know what is moving them (braces or Invisalign), so it’s the technique and doctor that create the results – not the tool
  • Well-designed Invisalign by an experienced professional like Gimlen excellent results, no braces needed
  • In fact, there are certain bites that Dr. Gimlen will ONLY correct with Invisalign


  • Teens love the ability to be in control of their own treatment.
  • We set up weekly reminders to change aligners
  • We can also set up daily text messages to put in aligners after each meal
  • We have hundreds of teen success stories!

In our office, Invisalign cost is the same as braces. We get the same great results with both methods.  Our goal is to find the best fit for you!

Yes, but these are not your mom and dad’s braces!

  • They have been designed over the last 5 years to make treatment faster, more exact, more comfortable, and more esthetic
  • Dr. Gimlen harnesses the engineering of the bracket (science) with her excellent eye for aesthetics (art) and is able to design a functional and beautiful smile.
  • Plus, you can celebrate your braces with colors if you choose!

Yes! We use less noticeable brackets that are clear for front teeth. In the back, we use metal braces to help with the biting forces associated with eating, grinding, and clenching. 

Yes! Get creative! There are so many options: your favorite sports team, school colors….we can’t wait to see how you customize yours!

No referral is needed. Request a consultation here.


Please let us know if you have any questions about your dental insurance coverage or ideas about how we can make your entire orthodontic experience a pleasant one. 310.545.6525

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