Unless early intervention was recommended, the teenage years are usually the ideal time for treatment. During the preteen and teenage years, all the permanent teeth have erupted and it is the perfect time to improve the smile, the bite, and overall oral health. All teenagers are different, and Dr. Manfred strongly believes in an individualized treatment approach. Some teens will need metal braces, some will need clear braces, others will need Invisalign, and some may need only retainers. The gift of a beautiful smile is something your teenager will forever thank you for, and will prove to be a source of confidence for the rest of his or her life.