Braces and Invisalign for Teens


Being a teen isn’t easy!  With homework, sports, and hanging out with friends, your smile is the last thing that you should be worrying about!

At Hometown Orthodontics, we understand the power of a confident smile and how it can help you to LIVE, LAUGH, SMILE throughout your formative years.  Whether it’s graduation day, a speech for student council, accepting that MVP award, nailing that solo, or looking perfect for prom, you can be certain that you will have the A+ smile that you need to celebrate with.

Dr. Virdee makes it her goal to ensure that teens feel good about themselves and their smile. Dr. Virdee and her team understand that teens can sometimes be shy and apprehensive about treatment.  That’s why we do our best to create a warm and inviting environment to help teens feel relaxed and at home throughout their journey with us.  Dr. Virdee also makes a conscious effort to see her patients at each visit and spends one-on-one time with them so that they feel open to asking questions or discussing treatment with her.  You can feel confident that your care will be in the best hands.

There is a reason that Dr. Virdee is one of the best orthodontists in Mississauga and Sudbury – she and her team recognize teens as unique individuals and provide a variety of treatment options to meet their individual needs and individual smiles. And best of all, with the innovative approaches to orthodontic care that are available today, we do this in the shortest time possible so you can carry on with your life with a winning smile.

There are several treatment options available for teens:


Not too thrilled at the thought of getting braces?   Hometown Orthodontics offers more and more teens the choice to straighten their teeth using Invisalign Teen in Mississauga and in Sudbury – a clear alternative to traditional metal braces.

Invisalign aligners are a series of custom-made, virtually invisible, plastic trays that are specifically created to fit over your teeth.  These removable trays are worn 22h/day and are changed regularly so that your teeth gently shift into their correct positions.  Dr. Virdee is the leading provider of Invisalign Teen in Sudbury and enjoys helping her patients get an A+ smile without ever using braces.

Check out our Hometown Smile Gallery to see the results of REAL teen patients that we have treated with Invisalign in Mississauga or Sudbury!

Why are so many teens pumped about Invisalign Teen?  Because it lets you LIVE, LAUGH, SMILE…..even while you’re in treatment!


Because Invisalign Teen aligners are virtually invisible, there is no need to be self-conscious about straightening your teeth.  In fact, hardly anyone will notice that you’re wearing your trays.  Whether it’s picture day, graduation, prom or you’re just hanging out with your friends, there’s no need to worry – you’re smile will always look great and you’ll always feel confident.


The convenience of Invisalign Teen allows you to carry on with your life uninterrupted.  So whether you’re playing basketball or volleyball, have a solo in the school play or love to share a tune on your clarinet, you can be sure that orthodontic treatment with Invisalign will not get in the way.  Go ahead – LIVE, LAUGH, SMILE!


Since Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, you can eat your favorite foods.  All you have to do is pop your aligners out when you eat and pop them back in after you’re done.

There are no limitations to what you can eat – pizza, candy apples, popcorn,

ribs, or wings.  You can even chew gum!  There’s no need to worry anymore – LIVE, LAUGH, EAT!


Dr. Virdee loves that patients can continue brushing and flossing with ease when using Invisalign Teen – all you have to do is pop your aligners off and you’re good to go.  Since metal brackets and wires aren’t used, there is less chance of plaque buildup and embarrassing food stuck between your braces.  Even dental cleanings are a breeze!  Of course, as your teeth begin to straighten, you will notice that brushing and flossing becomes increasingly easier.


Invisalign Teen aligners are made of clear, smooth plastic material that move your teeth in increments, just as fast as braces.  You will be in and out of treatment before you know it!

Because each tray moves your teeth gradually, there is no pain associated with tightening braces.  And since there are no brackets or wires that could possibly poke your gums and cheeks, there are seldom any emergency visits.  The best part about treatment with Invisalign is that the frequency of your visits to our offices is limited to every 8-12 weeks.  This means that straightening your teeth doesn’t have to get in the way of that big football or volleyball game, band or choir practice or an important study session before the big test.  So go ahead, LIVE, LAUGH, SMILE.

Check out more information about Invisalign on our Invisalign/Invisalign Teen page.  And for photos of real patients who have been through Invisalign in Sudbury or  in Mississauga, check out our Hometown Smile Gallery!

Metal and Clear Braces

Traditional braces or ceramic “clear” braces are still in vogue with many of our teen patients.  With traditional metal braces you can change your colours and have fun with the “bling” on your teeth.  However, if you want a more esthetic alternative, we offer ceramic braces in both our Mississauga and Sudbury Orthodontic offices.  Ceramic braces, (also known as “clear braces”) are one of the best aesthetic alternatives to traditional braces.  These braces look and function the same way as traditional braces with the exception that they are virtually clear or tooth-coloured.  They are fast and efficient and give you a healthy, confident smile without the attention that metal braces may give.  Ceramic braces are just one way that Hometown Orthodontics strives to deliver you the latest technological advances in orthodontics in Mississauga and Sudbury.  For more information about the types of braces we offer, check out our Braces page.

For photos of real patients showing their real smiles after braces, check out our Hometown Smile Gallery!

Lingual Braces

Dr. Virdee is one of the leading orthodontists in Sudbury for Lingual braces.  Unlike conventional braces that are bonded on the front of your teeth, lingual braces or hidden braces are bonded to the back of your teeth.  Because they are completely hidden, no one can really tell that you are wearing them – unless of course you tell them!  Using CAD/CAM technology, the braces and wires are engineered and manufactured exclusively for your teeth. This means that treatment is more efficient and generally, the overall treatment time is shorter.  Lingual braces are also comfortable because they are custom-made to fit the contours of your teeth and since they’re made of gold, they’re also a great choice for patients with nickel allergies.  And unlike removable clear aligners, you don’t have to worry about removing them every time you eat or any attachments on the front of your teeth.  They are completely invisible.

Dr. Virdee regularly treats patients in Mississauga and Sudbury with lingual braces.  So if you really don’t want anyone knowing you’re straightening your teeth – for you, she’s the best orthodontist in Mississauga!

For more information about Lingual or Hidden braces in Mississauga or Sudbury, check out our Lingual Braces page.

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