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Black Orthodontics

Braces for Teens in Asheville, Henderson, and Waynesville, NC

Your teenager deserves a full and natural smile. With Damon Braces® and Invisalign®, it’s easier than ever to get a more comfortable treatment with lasting results. At Black Orthodontics, you don’t have to choose between affordability and giving your teen a picture-perfect smile. 

Teen girl with red hair smiling with metal braces on

How Do I Know If Braces Are Right For My Teen?

One of the most frequent questions we get is about how much braces will change your teen’s lifestyle. Many parents are understandably concerned about their teen’s comfort level and don’t want to add to adolescence’s hardships. Recent advances have made the clunky and prominent braces people remember from their childhood a thing of the past. 

With clear aligners or self-ligating braces, your teen can transform their bite into a brilliant smile while enjoying less pain and more daily freedom. We are proud to offer Invisalign and Damon Braces for your teen at Black Orthodontics. Additionally, if we find that your teen is not getting ideal results using Invisalign during the first three months of treatment, we will change their treatment to Damon Braces at no additional cost. 

Dr. Black will survey your child’s needs and recommend a treatment plan tailored to their specific needs. Plus, by taking advantage of interest-free monthly payments and flexible payments, you can enhance your child’s smile with a price point that makes sense for you. 

The best and most direct way to understand your child’s condition is to book a Free Smile Assessment with the professionals at Black Orthodontics. Smile Assessments are available virtually and in-person.

Teen boy smiling with traditional metal braces on teeth
Group of teenagers taking a selfie outside


Invisalign’s clear aligners are made of a lightweight and durable material that gently hugs your teen’s teeth. Your teen will only need to commit to wearing their aligners 20-22 hours a day and replacing the set every few days. During checkups, we will monitor their progress and make adjustments to improve their outcome. If we discover during the first three months of their treatment that Invisalign isn’t suited to your teen’s lifestyle, we will switch their treatment to Damon System Braces at no additional cost.

Damon System Braces

Damon System Braces have low-profile components that are less noticeable and blend seamlessly into your teen’s mouth. They use a self-ligating system that gradually shifts bites into a more conventional appearance without needing to tighten. 

If an orthodontist has said your child needs appliances in their palate, permanent tooth extractions, headgear, or surgery, then you owe it to your teen to get a second opinion. In many cases, the technology of Damon System Braces allows beautiful results without the use of extreme, costly, and unnecessary measures.

Young girl sitting in an orthodontist chair smiling

What Are The Benefits of Teen Braces?

Improving your teen’s smile can boost their self-confidence and transform their physical health. When left unaddressed, alignment issues can cause cavities, gingivitis, and an overall breakdown of your teen’s dental health. Asymmetrical bites are more difficult to clean and have more pockets that trap food and cause plaque buildup. As a result, these teeth are more likely to develop cavities. 

Teeth with even surfaces are easier to clean with regular brushing and flossing. In the long run, you save money by correcting an alignment because you avoid future intervention costs.

What Else Should I Know About Teen Braces?

During your Free Smile Assessment, a member of our staff will discuss each braces option with you and your teen. Regardless of which treatment option they choose, your teen will need to make some slight lifestyle adjustments:   

Teens wearing clear braces will need to avoid certain foods — such as nuts, potato chips, and junk food — because these can cause damage and discoloration.

Your teen will need to maintain their aligners or braces with additional steps to their daily cleaning schedule

Damon Braces do not require tightening, but some people may experience increased tenderness following appointments.

At Black Orthodontics, we make it convenient and affordable to give your teen a long-lasting and healthy smile. Book your Free Smile Assessment now to learn more about enhancing your teen’s smile with Damon Braces or Invisalign


Western North Carolina’s Teen Braces Leader

At Black Orthodontics, we don’t think you should have to choose between improving your smile and saving money. In addition to flexible payment plans and interest-free monthly payments, we will help you file paperwork for payment requests through your insurance to maximize your benefit. In most cases, we can even take your estimated coverage off the top of your orthodontic fee! 

And if you don’t have insurance, don’t worry. While many of our patients are uninsured, our staff has helped people from all walks of life achieve the smile they deserve at a price that makes sense for them. 

It’s always a smart decision to improve your loved one’s smile. Whether your teen needs Invisalign or self-ligating Damon Braces, we are positive that we can find your teen an affordable and effective treatment.

Book your Free Smile Assessment now to learn more about your options. With in-person and virtual appointments available, it’s never been easier to provide your teen with an enduring and alluring smile.