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, which makes life with braces much easier, more comfortable, and even more stylish than in the past.

Teens can use all the different orthodontic options such as:

  • Traditional metal braces
  • Clear (ceramic) braces
  • Clear aligners like Invisalign®
  • Self-ligating braces
  • Lingual (behind the teeth) braces

Tips for Success

To make the most out of your treatment, carefully follow Dr. Frial’s instructions. You may need to wear elastics (rubber bands). It is imperative you wear them as instructed to correct your bite.

At each appointment at our Laguna Niguel orthodontic office, we’ll review proper brushing technique to get in between the braces and wires as well as brush the gums. We also educate on how to floss with braces. With appropriate technique, the braces should look shiny and Invisalign aligners should stay clear. Proper care of your braces and appliances can help make your treatment go smoothly and may even shorten your treatment.

Don’t forget to smile!

Have fun with your braces! Show school spirit by choosing school colors for your elastic ties. You can even choose colors for your favorite sports team or holiday. We also offer Invisalign for teens. Remember, whatever orthodontic appliances you choose, it is not forever. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than straighten your teeth—it creates a healthier, happier you.

See what other patients had to say about their experience with Dr. Frial's Orthodontics for Teens!


“My 11-year-old son had his second-to-last visit to have his braces taken off. The before and after difference is amazing. My son now has a beautiful smile and it has changed his whole face for the better. Dr. Frial works great with kids and my son had a wonderful experience during the 22 months. Dr. Frial was highly recommended by our dentist and we can't recommend him enough. Dr. Frial also did my wife's braces and did an amazing job.” – EC –

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