By age 12, all, or at least most, of your permanent teeth are in so we can tell exactly what’s going on in your mouth and give you an accurate diagnosis. You’re still growing, which allows us to guide your jaws and teeth for amazing results. If you’re not into the idea of metal braces, we give all of our teenage patients the option of getting clear braces on their top front teeth at no extra cost. This will make them much less noticeable. Dr. Hawley will see you and your parents in our Papillion, Nebraska orthodontic office at all of your appointments and keep you informed at every stage of treatment.