Family Orthodontist in Appleton, WI


Braces for Teens



Because of their popularity and efficiency, braces have become a right of passage for teenagers. They no longer dread getting braces because everyone around them has braces, too. Braces continue to be the gold standard option for treating misaligned teeth, crowding issues, and bite issues. They are an affordable and highly effective way to give your teen their dream smile! Our teen patients love getting to pick out their rubber bands, expressing their personality by mixing their favorite color combos. At Apple Creek Orthodontics, braces are more comfortable than ever with smaller brackets and advanced digitally-customized wires fit just for you for a more precise treatment. We have several types of braces that treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues, such as:

Braces we Offer

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth and are therefore “invisible” when you smile. Lingual braces are 100% customized to match the shape of your teeth; the metal appliances are created uniquely for you. Lingual braces are a very reasonable option for athletes, models, actors/actresses, musicians who play wind instruments, and adult professionals.

Invisalign Clear Aligners

Invisalign Clear Aligners are made from clear, medical grade plastic and are formed to fit your teeth perfectly. Because these removable aligners are sleek and thin, they are one of the most comfortable and discreet treatment options. Invisalign trays work by applying constant, gentle pressure to your teeth to gradually move them into perfect position. These removable trays won’t place any restriction on what you eat, won’t alter your oral hygiene routine, and won’t interrupt your social events. Orthodontic treatment that is virtually invisible, comfortable, and convenient, what could be better?

Clear (Ceramic) Braces

Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene as ceramic braces are larger and are more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.

SureSmile Clear Aligners

Avoid pokey brackets and wires and enjoy the smooth, seamless feeling of SureSmile clear aligners. SureSmile aligners are made from Essex Ace Plastic, are comfortable, and clear, so you can enjoy orthodontic treatment in style! They are tightly fitted to your teeth for more precise teeth alignment, giving you that rockstar smile in no time. SureSmile aligners are a great option for all of our patients, no matter their age or phase of life. SureSmile Clear Aligners produce high quality results with less overall discomfort, so you’ll love the end result and enjoy the treatment process, too!



Did you know that most of your child’s facial growth occurs during their teenage years? Dr. Tomassetti and Dr. Eichholz know that facial growth and jaw development occur around this age, meaning your teen is the optimal candidate for braces. One known benefit of braces is they change the aesthetic of you child’s smile, but they actually provide the added benefit of improving their overall oral health. Crooked teeth are hard to maintain and keep clean, which means lots of extra bacteria in your child’s mouth. When teeth are properly aligned, your child’s risk of tooth decay and gum disease drastically decreases. Our team at Apple Creek Orthodontics can use braces to transform the look of your teen’s smile as well as their oral health.