Braces for Teens in Goodlettsville, TN

Getting your teen braces can give them a beautiful smile and confidence that will last a lifetime. Advancements in braces technology allow your teen to choose from many options that fit their needs, lifestyles, and personalities.


Dr. Mary Cay and her team are excited to support your teen every step of the way—from the first complimentary consultation to the day your teen’s braces come off! Schedule your complimentary consultation today to learn what makes Dr. Koen the top teen braces provider in Goodlettsville!


Types of Braces for Teenagers

Today’s braces are smaller, lighter, and more comfortable than ever! Depending on your teen’s needs, they can get colorful or virtually invisible braces. Dr. Koen will examine your teen’s smile and discuss which options best serve their needs.

Let’s look at which options your teen can choose from:

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Damon Braces

The Damon® System is an innovative “tieless” system that does not use rubber bands to hold the wires in place. Fewer elements make Damon Braces more discreet, comfortable, and easier to clean than traditional metal braces. The treatment design often works faster and requires fewer check-in appointments. 

As the most trusted Damon® System provider in Goodlettsville, Dr. Koen offers several types of Damon Braces, including:

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Damon® Clear: Damon Clear uses a nearly invisible ceramic bracket that blends in with your teen’s smile. The translucent look gives your teen the ability to face any social situation with confidence!

Damon Ultima: Damon Ultima is a full-expression system that provides efficient and precise treatment. The Ultima system uses the same strong adhesive as the Damon System but is re-engineered to increase control over the wire’s torque and angulation.

Damon® Q2: Damon Q2 holds the orthodontic wires in place with a sliding gate technology instead of rubber bands. This advancement gives your teen’s teeth more freedom and provides faster results. The Damon Q2 system also decreases the amount of dental plaque that can build up around rubber bands.

Learn how Dr. Koen can achieve stunning results for your teen with the Damon® System!

Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® Teen uses clear plastic aligners to move your teen’s teeth in the desired position gradually. This revolutionary technology is virtually invisible and is more comfortable than other options. Invisalign is perfect for active teens who don’t want the hassle of brackets and wires. Teens also love that the aligners are removable, making it easier to keep their teeth clean and eat what they want!

During the complimentary consultation, Dr. Koen will:

  • Create a 3D scan of your teen’s smile
  • Show the expected transformation Invisalign will provide
  • Answer all your questions about what to expect with Invisalign aligners.
  • Explain how to care for your teeth and your custom-designed aligners.

Learn what makes Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics the leading Invisalign Teen orthodontist in Goodlettsville!

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Benefits of Teen Braces

Dr. Mary Cay and her terrific team want the best for your teen! Correcting orthodontic issues during the teenage years is ideal for many reasons, including:

Still Growing: Your teen’s teeth, muscles, and bones are still growing. Taking advantage of this growth makes moving their teeth and jaws easier.

Oral Health: Healthy smiles are easier to clean. Addressing crooked teeth and malocclusions can prevent cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Long-term Benefits: Your teen has a lot of living to do! Having a beautiful, healthy smile can increase their self-esteem and give them more confidence.

Schedule your free consultation to discuss what treatments are right for your teen!

Does My Teen Need Braces?

Braces can help with orthodontic issues that range from mild to severe. Your teen may need braces if they exhibit any of the following:

  • Self-esteem issues caused by their smile
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite

Learn more about common dental problems that orthodontic treatment can improve! Schedule your complimentary consultation if you have any questions about your teen’s smile.

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How Long Does Treatment Take?

Dr. Koen will do a thorough oral exam of your teen’s smile and make a custom treatment plan to address any issues she finds. The length of treatment will depend on:

  • Issue Severity: Teen braces can help address some minor issues in a matter of months. More complex cases may require up to two to three years of treatment.
  • Type of Braces: The severity of your teen’s orthodontic issue and your teen’s lifestyle will help determine which type of braces are right for your teen.
  • Compliance: It is imperative that your teen schedules regular check-in visits and follows Dr. Koen’s instructions to stay on schedule and get the best results from their braces.

No matter which type of braces your teen chooses, you can rest assured that Dr. Koen will work to give your teen a beautiful smile as efficiently as possible!

Why Choose Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics for Your Teen’s Braces?

Dr. Mary Cay and her terrific team are thrilled to meet you and your teen. Dr. Koen has served the community as an orthodontic specialist for over 25 years. She has helped many teens get the beautiful smile of their dreams!

Schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how Dr. Koen can give your teen lifelong confidence, better health, and a beautiful smile!