Braces and Invisalign® for Teens

Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli know through their decades of practice, working with growth can correct many orthodontic problems before they require complex treatment. Treating kids early at their orthodontist office in Calgary is the first step to supporting the growth and development of healthy smiles.

Invisalign® for Teens Available at Your Market Mall Orthodontist

Teens may need to get braces or Invisalign® if they have crooked or misaligned teeth. Teens may also get braces for aesthetic, functional or oral health reasons.

Did you know that Invisalign® is available for teens? Invisalign® clear aligners move your teeth in small steps until they reach the desired position.

How do I know if my teen needs braces?

Our exam process will give us the chance to determine the optimal time to begin treatment, as well as give you a chance to learn about treatment options.

Orthodontics & Its Role in Treating Health Problems

Crowding & Spaces in Teeth

One of the most prevalent orthodontic problems is teeth that are too crowded. Dr. Antosz and Dr. Vincelli, your NW Calgary orthodontists, can recognize and provide braces to treat this crowding.

These teeth are extremely difficult to clean, making them more prone to decay, even if good oral hygiene is practised.

Conversely, spaces can also be a problem, especially if the early loss or extraction of teeth causes healthy teeth to tip into open spaces. Deterioration of the supporting bone may occur, causing teeth to become loose.


This can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, as well as excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue.

The stress on supporting tissues might contribute to gum disease and possibly lead to the loss of teeth.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea in children can have adverse long-term effects.

Sleep apnea may cause long-term high levels of cortisol which may have negative effects, especially in children:

  • growth problems and “failure to thrive”
  • attention deficit and learning issues
  • “acting out” behaviours such as aggression and hyperactivity
  • altered immune response leading to conditions such as asthma
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • bed wetting, sleepwalking and night terrors
  • long-term cardiovascular problems
  • hyperactivity and attention problems in children as young as 3 may be due to sleep-disordered breathing and should be evaluated early to prevent longer-lasting issues

Making the jaw the proper size, width and alignment with orthodontic treatment can help alleviate airway issues, like sleep apnea, in young kids.

Calgary Orthodontist


For over 30 years, we've been helping people resolve painful, destructive jaw problems (TMD).


We have creative solutions for the most complex problems, avoiding extractions and surgery.

Braces for Kids

Growth correction at a younger age can prevent much more complicated treatment.

Everyone goes the extra mile. Love the friendly, accommodating, professional staff. Only suggestion because parents/guardians are not present at this time: could a quick note or e-mail be sent advising if another appt, follow-up or issues require attention? -Jaiden Saunders