Orthodontics for teenagers


Orthodontics for teenagers in Brussels

A beautiful smile is a valuable asset at any age, but especially during adolescence when appearance is often paramount.

However, many teenagers suffer from orthodontic problems such as misaligned teeth, badly positioned jaws or dental crowding. Fortunately, orthodontics can offer effective solutions to these problems. Our dental office in Brussels offers the highest quality services that meet their specific needs in order to offer them a radiant smile for life.

What are the specificities of orthodontics for adolescents?

Orthodontics for teenagers is different from orthodontics for adults because teenagers still have their facial growth going on, which means their teeth and jaws can still be modified. Orthodontic treatments for adolescents are therefore often faster than those for adults.

However, collaboration between the patient, the parents and the orthodontist is essential. Care must be taken to ensure that the adolescent follows the hygiene instructions and the follow-up appointments for the smooth running of the treatment.

A teenager is often concerned about his appearance. He may therefore fear the impact of braces on his social life. We will choose with the teenager the dental appliance that suits him best. We will also give him advice on how to take care of his device.

Orthodontics for adolescents therefore requires a specific approach to take into account the specificities of dental development, social and psychological concerns, as well as the expectations and needs of adolescents.

Before, I was embarrassed by my teeth and I didn't dare to smile in photos with my friends. But now, after my treatment, I'm the first to ask for selfies !
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When should orthodontic treatment be considered for a teenager?

It is recommended to consult an orthodontist with your child from the age of seven, but a first visit can also be made at the beginning of adolescence to check if there are orthodontic problems to be treated. The most common problems at this age are dental crowding and malocclusion, which can be treated more easily if caught early.

Orthodontic treatment for a teenager can be considered in several cases, including:

  • Teeth positioning issues or lack of space (crowding)
  • Bad alignment of the teeth or bad dental occlusion which can affect oral health in the long term.
  • Presence of gaps (spaces) between the jaws.
  • Chewing or pronunciation difficulties due to dental problems.
  • Self-esteem issues related to the appearance of the teenager’s teeth.

We will decide on the most appropriate solution in consultation with the teenager. A preliminary examination will determine the appropriate moment to start the treatment.

What orthodontic treatments for adolescents do we offer in our dental practice in Brussels?

The Winston Dental Clinic offers a full range of orthodontic treatments for adolescents, tailored to their specific needs.


Traditional braces are the most common braces used for teenagers. They consist of metal brackets attached to the outer tooth surface and connected to each other by a wire. This solution is still very effective. However, it remains fixed and quite visible and can therefore be badly experienced by adolescents.

Lingual appliance

The lingual appliance is an orthodontic treatment similar to dental braces, but the metal brackets are fixed to the back of the teeth, on the internal surface, which makes them less visible. It is an effective system but a little more difficult to adjust than conventional devices, which can sometimes extend the treatment time. They are often used for teenagers who are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces.

Invisible aligners – Invisalign

Invisalign is a discreet alternative to braces and lingual braces. Invisalign aligners are custom made for each patient. They are removable and changed according to the progress of the treatment. Teenagers can remove their aligners to eat and brush their teeth, which makes their oral hygiene easier to manage. Invisalign aligners can treat a wide variety of orthodontic problems, but to ensure successful treatment, the teenager will have to wear them rigorously (22 hours a day).

Extraction/Dental surgery

Some more serious malocclusions (crowding, open bite, infraclusion, overbite) may require extraction or dental surgery. We do everything we can to reduce pain and accelerate healing. Our dentists use laser photobiomodulation (ATP38) for this purpose, which speeds up treatment and improves healing.

Your orthodontic practice for adolescents in Uccle-Brussels

In our dental practice located in Uccle-Brussels, we offer a full range of orthodontic treatments for adolescents, including discreet options such as the lingual appliance and Invisalign invisible aligners. A beautiful smile is a valuable asset at any age, but especially during adolescence when appearance is often very important. Orthodontic treatment can not only improve the appearance of teeth and smiles, but also improve overall oral health and prevent future dental problems.

We recommend seeing an orthodontist from the age of seven to check for any orthodontic problems and to determine if treatment is or will be needed in the future.

Do not hesitate to contact us via this form or call us by phone +32 23 45 02 66 or via WhatsApp +32 485 46 56 98 to make an appointment and find out now how you can offer your teenager, a smile that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Benjamin PERELLE

Do not hesitate to contact Dr. Perelle directly via WhatsApp or by phone for any request for information or appointment. He will be happy to answer you as soon as possible.