Braces for Teens in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics
Teen Braces · Rockford & Grand Rapids, MI

Braces for Teens

At Heinz Orthodontics, we understand how important it is for your teen to have a healthy smile that they feel confident about. One of our treatment options, braces, remains a tried and true tool for straightening teeth. But we don’t just offer conventional braces. At Heinz Orthodontics,  we utilize state-of-the-art technology with Damon braces.

Damon braces are similar to conventional braces, but eliminate the need for rubber bands with easy-glide archwire. This allows Damon braces to move your teeth in less time and with less friction. At Heinz Orthodontics, choosing our braces means fewer appointments, more comfort, and faster treatment results for your teen. We also offer Damon Clear braces, which have clear brackets, so they are just as effective as traditional braces, with the added perk of being more aesthetic than conventional braces.

Orthodontics in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics
Serving Rockford - Grand Rapids, MI with Excellence

5-Star Provider of Teen Braces

Hi, this is Dr. Heinz. I sincerely believe that a gorgeous smile transforms confidence, which then opens doors for your inner beauty to shine. I see personalities shine through all the time here when smile journeys are complete and it is just the coolest thing to watch. I have seen kids achieve things at school, choir, sports, etc. that they were not able to achieve before their smile transformation. Why? It goes back to what I believe in above that once their smile journey happens their confidence and inner beauty then shine through.

What a difference it makes! When you arrive we will show you a really cool technology where you will get to see your smile in a 3D rendering on the computer that shows you where you are today and where we will take you at the end of treatment. You will love it!

Schedule your free in-office or virtual consultation today and I look forward to welcoming you into our ortho family!

Braces We Offer

We believe that it is important to educate our patients on all of their options, which is why we have taken the time to lay out our different braces options below. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Clear Aligners

Transparent and completely removable, clear aligners are the most comfortable and discreet way to improve your smile. We offer Invisalign and Spark aligners.

Clear Aligners in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics

Clear Ceramic Braces

LightForce braces use clear or transparent 3D-printed brackets so while they are just as effective as metal braces, they are much less noticeable.

Lightforce Braces in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics

Damon Braces

Using state-of-the-art technology, Damon braces are able to give you a broader, more healthy smile all while putting less pressure on your teeth.

Damon Braces in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics
Braces for Teens in Rockford & Grand Rapids MI - Heinz Orthodontics

Why Our Patients Love Us

I was referred to two orthodontists in the Rockford area and chose Dr. Heinz based on Google reviews. The reviews don’t lie, that’s for sure! All of the staff, including the orthodontist made my kids feel like they’d known them forever. My kiddo is shy even around family and he was outgoing with them from the moment we started. He’s so excited for this adventure of braces and I’m so thankful I chose this office to help us.


Braces are made up of 2 important parts: the bracket and the archwire. We will attach brackets to each of your teeth, and use the archwires throughout your treatment to gently position your teeth into a more preferred position.

While the beginning of your braces treatment can result in some uncomfortableness, it definitely doesn’t hurt! A little bit of over the counter tylenol or ibuprofen will knock any soreness you might have out.

While some adjustments might need to be made after you get your braces on, that doesn’t mean you’ll need to stop doing the things you love! You’ll still be able to enjoy your extracurricular activities, even during orthodontic treatment.

There are a couple of food restrictions when you have braces. Once you start treatment, Dr. Heinz will review all restrictions with you.

We recommend brushing after every meal, or three times a day, in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy!

Yes, you definitely do! Your dentist will ensure that your teeth and gums are staying healthy during your orthodontic treatment.