Teen Orthodontics


Dr-Harners-PatientsOur mission at Harner Orthodontics is to provide high-quality orthodontic care for all our patients from our Huntington Beach, CA office. As your trusted orthodontist, we're proud to offer a fun and family-friendly environment that's perfect for patients of all ages. In fact, the age group that we most commonly treat happens to be teenagers. We're proud to offer our adolescent treatment options for all those in that age range.


Adolescent Treatment

As you've probably noticed, braces are most often worn by teenagers and there's a couple of good reasons for that:


  • First, this is the earliest age where all of the patient's permanent teeth have completely erupted, making it easy for us to detect and treat any problems with the bite or the jaws.

  • Also, teens have fast metabolisms and growth spurts, which we can utilize to make the treatment much quicker and more efficient.

  • Finally, because of the two previous reasons, braces are popular amongst teenagers. That popularity is also a benefit - teens are less hesitant to get braces because a lot of their peers already have them.



Our Treatment Options

We understand that all our patients have different desires and orthodontic concerns, which is why we're proud to offer a variety of treatment methods so that we can suit your needs perfectly. Our orthodontic treatments include the following.


Metal Braces

These are the standard form of orthodontic treatment and the one that most people think of when they hear the word "braces." Metal braces have metal brackets that are cemented on the fronts of the patient's teeth. A thin, metal archwire runs through all these brackets and helps move the teeth into their optimal positions. Metal braces offer a time-tested method that's not only reliable, but affordable as well.



Invisalign Teen

While Invisalign was once a treatment that was only meant for adults, with the introduction of Invisalign Teen, teenagers can now receive the same great benefits of this advanced treatment. Instead of using brackets and wires to shift a patient's teeth, Invisalign Teen uses clear, plastic aligners. These aligners aren't only virtually invisible and allow for a discreet orthodontic treatment, but they're also removable. You can take them out before eating, drinking, or cleaning your teeth - meaning that you don't have to avoid any of your favorite foods and that oral hygiene is as simple as ever. The main difference between Invisalign Teen and standard Invisalign is that Invisalign Teen comes with compliance indicators to let you know if you've been wearing your aligners enough.


Accelerated Treatment

If you're interested in cutting your orthodontic treatment in half, we also offer AcceleDent, an accelerated treatment device. This is a simple and easy-to-use device that complements your orthodontics and can shave months off of your needed treatment time.



Contact Your Huntington Beach, CA Orthodontist Today!

If you're in search of high-quality orthodontic treatments, you've come to the right place! If you'd like to schedule an appointment, you can give us a call at (714) 842-9933 or fill out our online appointment request form. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We're looking forward to hearing from you!