We want to make sure that our patients receive all the knowledge needed for their options. We offer different types of braces, and each type has its own benefits that we know you will love. Typically when children visit our pediatric orthodontist in Roanoke, we offer them traditional metal braces. Metal braces are ideal for our younger patients because they are strong and durable, and are cemented onto teeth using dental cement. Other forms of braces can be a lot of responsibility for younger children.

At Reopelle Orthodontics, we also offer lingual braces and Invisalign. We tend to offer these two options to our pre-teen and teenage patients. For some, metal braces can affect their confidence, which is why Invisalign and lingual are great options for those who are worried about their appearance. Our pediatric orthodontist in Roanoke wants your children to benefit by having straight teeth but also allowing them to have confidence.

At our Reopelle Orthodontic office, not only do we treat adults, but we also treat children who are looking for orthodontic treatment. It is extremely common to have children patients come in who are looking to have their teeth straightened. There are many reasons why both adults and children need their teeth straightened, and our team is here to assist you. When you come in for an appointment, we will take x-rays and go over what straightening methods are in your budget and work best for your teeth.

Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth over time. Lingual braces are braces that are placed on the inside of the mouth, so it is not seen on the outside of teeth. Both of these options allow a discrete way to straighten teeth. Although discrete, both of these types of braces are more costly than traditional metal braces. During our consultation with you and your child, we will go over which types of braces will work for their orthodontic needs and the cost of each option available to you.

Our pediatric orthodontist in Roanoke is conveniently located for you and your children. Our team is highly educated and trained, and we know you will love them! If you would like to learn more about our doctors, please visit our doctor’s webpage. If you would also like more information regarding our different types of braces, we have all the information located on our website. If you have any questions, please give us a phone call!


What is a comprehensive orthodontic treatment?

This type of orthodontic treatment refers to a single-stage treatment given to teens and adults. Using braces, regardless of their variation, or Invisalign® aligners counts as comprehensive orthodontic treatment.

What are the stages of orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be single-stage or two-phase. Two-phase treatment starts when the patient is younger, sometime before their teen years. Single-stage, or comprehensive treatment, begins when the patient is already a teenager and focuses solely on correcting problems instead of preventing them.

How do you treat an orthodontic relapse?

Following all the hard work of wearing braces or aligners, you will want to prevent orthodontic relapse. Traditionally, we use retainers, and you need to use them if you’re going to avoid wasting all the time and effort you put into adequately aligning your teeth and jaws. You won’t need to use them forever, but you must use them to avoid relapse.

What is Phase One orthodontic treatment?

Phase one, or early orthodontic treatment, happens at a younger age. When the patient ages 6 or 10, they can receive interceptive treatment to stimulate proper jaw growth and development to prevent severe orthodontic problems during their teen years.

Do braces move your teeth every day?

Yes, braces move your teeth every day. The idea is that your braces apply constant force over your teeth to move continuously move them into the right position. Braces gradually move your teeth to avoid damaging them. Feel free to set your next appointment at our Roanoke location and get more information from our orthodontist.