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Parents Supporting Kids with Braces Philadelphia, PA
Parent and Child

Any kid who needs braces will understand the importance of straitening or aligning teeth. However, that does not disguise the fact that orthodontic treatment takes time and comes with many challenges. As parents, it is your job to provide support and positive reinforcement of the benefits that come from braces.

At Broad Street Braces, our orthodontics team is committed to providing education on how to care for teeth and braces, and supporting your child during the process. We understand that kids may have a difficult time for many reasons. Our approach is therefore tailored to the experience of the individual.

Parents play a major role in ensuring that kids see the positives of oral healthcare. Wearing braces is no different than a one-off procedure, in that the outcome is what’s most important. Reinforcing this fact is one of many approaches that you can employ to reassure a child.

Teens & Braces

Historically, braces have been associated with negative connotations. Many of the views that teens hold stem from TV and movies. The reality is that any teen, no matter their social status, may need braces to correct crooked or misaligned teeth.

By helping kids recognize this truth, parents can go a long way toward removing the stigma attached to braces. There are also options like Invisalign® clear aligners which offer an almost invisible option for teens. Alternatively, Invisalign aligners come in different colors for kids who feel outwardly positive about treatment.

Your child’s orthodontist will also provide support that is catered to the concerns of each patient. We specialize in treatments that improve the appearance and function of the teeth. The input from our team is designed to give families the tools to navigate the experience of wearing braces as a teen.

Thankfully, we have found that the modern teen is not as likely to tease other kids for wearing braces. Although your child may still experience insecurities, it is vital that he or she have a great support network at home, with friends and at school.

If you have any specific questions about braces or orthodontics in general, do not hesitate to reach out to Broad Street Braces.

Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


Mon – 8am to 5pm
Tue – 8am to 5pm
Wed – 8am to 5pm
Thu – 8am to 5pm
Fri – 8am to 1pm

Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!