Teen Orthodontics

Let’s face it… if you’re a teenager, you’re busy. With school, sports, music lessons, and dating, you don’t have a lot of time for orthodontic visits. You may not be excited about wearing braces at all. But things have changed over the last several years. Today’s orthodontic appliances are sleeker and more streamlined than ever before. When you undergo teen orthodontics at our practice, you can attain your new beautiful smile and still have time for life’s demands.

Dr. Carl Roy and our team remember what it was like wearing braces. Better yet, we remember how much we loved our new smiles when our treatment was complete. At Roy Orthodontics, we are here to help you on your journey. Read on to learn more about what to expect during your treatment.

Your Treatment Options

When it comes to straightening your teeth, we offer several treatment options. These include:

  • Metal braces: Comprised of stainless steel components, metal braces use brackets, wires, and bands to gently move your teeth over time. You can even express your quirky personality with custom colored elastics! No need to worry about being uncomfortable, either. Today’s design is incredibly comfortable. Although it may take you a few days to get used to your new appliance, you’ll be back to normal life in no time.
  • Ceramic braces: Not interested in vibrant colors? Looking for an option that is less noticeable? Our ceramic braces work the same way as metal braces, but the brackets are clear and the wires are frosted so they blend in with your smile.
  • Invisalign® Teen: If you prefer a discreet option, Invisalign Teen could be the solution for you. This system doesn’t use metal or ceramic at all. Invisalign uses removable, clear plastic trays to gradually move your teeth into their desired positions. Keep in mind, though, this option may not be for you if your orthodontic issues are more complex. Dr. Roy can help you decide if this treatment will be beneficial.

Treatment Timeline

One of the most common questions regarding treatment is: “How long will I need to wear braces?” After all, you want to know how long you will have to wait for your gorgeous new smile. The truth is, it depends. There are several factors that go into a treatment plan, and every patient is different. Typically, the more complex your case is, the longer treatment will take. Average treatment time takes about 18 to 24 months. However, you may finish sooner – or need longer – depending on your specific situation. The good news is, we will be able to give you a timeline estimate at your initial visit.

The Importance of Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing is always important, but it’s even more crucial when you’re wearing braces. Food, debris, and plaque can accumulate around the bands and brackets. If these irritants are not removed on a regular basis, you will be more prone to cavities and gingivitis.

To maintain healthy teeth and gums while undergoing treatment, brush at least two times a day, and floss at least once a day. Flossing can be challenging when you have braces. You will need to use floss threaders or interproximal brushes to clean hard-to-reach areas. Our team can help you develop an oral hygiene regimen that will work for you.

Call Us to Learn More

To learn more about teen orthodontics at our practice, give us a call at our Virginia Beach or Chesapeake location. You can also contact us online anytime.

Dr. Carl Roy Meet Dr Roy
My sincere thanks to Dr. Roy and his team for showing me the way! My baby teeth had to be crowned for years since 2 of my adult teeth never came in. This was just one piece of the puzzle that needed figuring out. I’m proud of my smile and it shows every time I meet someone!Liz

Roy Orthodontics Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4388 Holland Rd
Ste. 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 471-2900  

Chesapeake Location

684 Battlefield Blvd. N
Ste. B
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 549-1115

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Kathy Knopp
Kathy Knopp
00:56 10 May 18
Great orthodontist with great results. I know I can be frustrating to deal with but Dr Roy hung in there. Thank you Dr Roy
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
11:13 09 May 18
My teenage daughter and I are in treatment. We love the care and the progress we are receiving from Dr. Roy. Everyone there is kind and knowledgeable. They are going far beyond the expected to give us top-knotch service.
gabrielle hopkins
gabrielle hopkins
16:25 08 May 18
Dr. Roy and his team has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I was stationed in Virginia four years ago, I came to Dr. Roy with braces from another Orthodontist, instead of pushing me away like most doctors due to not wanting to finish another's work he was more than welcoming. Due to after care with retainers I wasnt as diligent as I should to wear them often Dr. Roy and staff always made me feel wanted and warm to start the process over. Many days I didn't want to smile, his team always brought cheer. I was actually refereed to him by someone else and I shared the candor and referred someone also. I said to myself " does anyone here have a bad day, everyone is literally always smiling". It saddens me a bit to have my braces off because I wont see their smiling faces monthly. But, if you want fair over the top treatment, Dr. Roy and staff will ensure 5 star treatment. They are truly a blessing, I wish I could give more than 5 stars.
Colman Elis
Colman Elis
13:59 02 May 18
They were always super friendly and they always knew who you were when you walked in. Everytime I was there they were fast and I'm very happy with the outcome of my teeth.
Jorene Delacruz
Jorene Delacruz
15:07 27 Mar 18
Dr. Roy & his staff are more than wonderful. I would recommend this practice 10x if I could. They are amazing at what they do, especially Dr. Roy for understanding my past situation with my teeth. I’m so grateful & happy to have been a patient here for many years. The staff knows what they’re doing and is always so nice. I can’t thank you guys enough for dealing with my crazy teeth!
Tanya Barclift
Tanya Barclift
02:49 28 Feb 18
My son was need of palate expanders and braces and Dr. Roy and his staff have been such a blessing to us! He was only 8 years of age when this was all needed and they treated him with such professionalism and ease! Dr. Roy has such a love and compassion for his patients and families! What could have been a nightmare for my son was actually the exact opposite because of his expertise in this field. Karen, Sandy and the whole office staff is amazing!!! I would highly recommend this practice who is need of their services! Thank you Dr. Roy and staff for helping our son! May God continue to bless your wonderful practice and employees!!
04:50 24 Feb 18
Everyone was so welcoming and polite. They made me very comfortable which made me want to keep coming back. I love how they put their patients first, and they do everything they can to make sure their patients’ teeth are perfect👌🏾.
Jay Wang
Jay Wang
22:04 01 Feb 18
Dr. Roy and his team took great care of my son’s teeth. They are efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. They fixed my niece’s braces for free during her visit!
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
16:09 09 Jan 18
Wonderful staff. Everything was always explained thoroughly and I felt comfortableAs an older adult I had lots of trepidation about doing braces but they made process clear and I always looked forward to my visitsHighly recommend this practice. Special kudos to Tracy who is a wonderful tech and a great person
Heather Ham
Heather Ham
16:41 15 Dec 17
Dr Roy and his staff have provided Orthodontic care for both of my children. The best thing I can say about Dr Roy is he always puts the needs of the child and their long term orthodontic care first. It isn’t just about putting braces on your kids to have straight teeth for pictures it is about treating them at the appropriate age so that the care they receive is appropriate and will last them into adulthood and more importantly won’t have to be repeated when they finish growing. As a parent it was so refreshing to deal with a practice as practical and professional as Roy Orthodontics. I recommend them to anyone seeking orthodontics for their children.
Sheila Field
Sheila Field
17:12 04 Dec 17
I am thrilled with my results from Roy Orthodontics. I am happy to say that my jaw is pain free for the first time in years. My joint popped, cracked and hurt after I had braces as a teenager. Now, I not only look good but I feel good too. Thank you Dr. Roy and your amazing staff for investing your time in being the best. This team of experts will certainly give you a reason to smile!
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