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Orthodontics for Teens

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Awesome Smiles Start Here

Setting your teen up for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles means correcting issues now, not later. Between the ages of 12 and 16 is the perfect time to check in with our team and see if braces or Invisalign are in your future. We want to make sure that your kid is on the right path to a confident smile – bring them in for a complimentary evaluation so we can say hello!

Treating Teenage Smiles

Your teen wants a smile that inspires the confidence they need to do great things (like making a new friend or presenting a project at school). Our focus is to make treatment easy, fast, and comfortable so that they can look forward to their smile transformation and feel their best for the whole journey. With better options and a positive attitude, we keep your teen smiling before, during, and after treatment!


Traditional braces and clear braces may not sound all that cool, but we make sure that your teenager’s time with braces is as discreet and comfortable as possible. Treatment shouldn’t cramp your style – and with our state-of-the-art tooth technology, it won’t!


Teens have a lot on their plate, and Invisalign offers the perfect smile solution for fast, effective, and low-profile orthodontics. With removable clear aligners, your teen won’t have to interrupt their schedule or avoid their favorite foods during their transformation!


When your teen’s teeth or jaw need a little extra help getting into the right space, we have a variety of additional orthodontic appliances to do the job – from palatal expanders to night guards!

Affording the Best Care

Finances should never stand in the way of getting your child or teen the best dental care in town. We want to make sure that you’re relaxed, not worried, when you visit us. Work with our team to find the best way to fit great dental care into your budget, with awesome payment options, maximized insurance benefits, and affordable solutions at every step.

Patient Reviews

"I’m an adult patient and have never had braces before! Great Smiles is excellent! High end technology, great kind staff and super super efficient. Melissa was amazing at handling all aspects of my care process and she actually asked how my husband was doing as I had shared with her some medical issues he was having and she remembered thirty days later. That is a sign of a caring staff member. Serena Installed the Invisalign today and was very precise in explaining everything and was funny and sweet. If you have put off getting braces don’t. This place is very good at what they do! The picture is just my first set so this is not the final result!"

- Tom C.

"I started to have several issues with my teeth in my 50s and did not want traditional braces but with Invisalign I could get the results looking for without the hassle of braces. My experience at Great Smiles has been seamless, extremely helpful staff and Orthodontist exceeded my expectations and I am not even at the end of my journey. I would highly recommend this practice!"

- Donna H.

"It IS possible to go to the dentist and have a great time! Dr. Paul has set up an environment that is open, relaxing and FUN! And my teeth look great!!!"

- Jody C.

"Update: it’s been five months, my teeth ARE STRAIGHT! And the care is amazing.
NEW PATIENT: I was amazed at how fast they were. I didn't have time to complete my paperwork before they took me back. Very thorough, courteous, and took their time answering a ton of questions. Highly recommend.

- Rebecca R.

"Great Smiles has been so easy to work with. Anyone who has a child or teen needing some help getting their teeth in order Great Smiles is a great place. They have really helped guide us in this adventure!"

- Triple J Farm NC

"My daughter needed braces and they were so accommodating to get her in quickly for spring break. Super thankful for an orthodontist that is local and their staff is always so nice. They make it a priority to know their and take their time to listen to any concerns. Just a wonderful experience all around. Definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to take their child for braces!"

- Crystal J.

"I have just completed my three-year treatment course with Dr. Blackman and the Great Smiles staff. Every aspect of my journey with them was exceptional! Truly. I was impressed with the practice at my first visit - their professionalism, knowledge, kindness…. But I leave their care even more amazed that they consistently delivered the highest level of service I have ever experienced in any medical practice. As a doctor, myself, that means a lot. Every visit I left their office feeling nurtured and grateful I had chosen Great Smiles to handle my orthodontic needs The results of my treatment also far exceeded my expectations! My jaw pain and over-bite are gone. My teeth are perfectly aligned. I never thought this could be accomplished - especially given that my problems had existed for over 60 years!"

- Dr. Laura F.