Orthodontics for Teens

Walnut Grove Orthodontist

Braces can be intimidating at any age, but especially when you’re in those formative teenage years. Luckily, teen braces are now available in a variety of styles, materials, and colours to make them more stylish and comfortable than ever. Our Langley practice is dedicated to tailoring our treatments to fit your needs to ensure comfort, respect, and understanding throughout your orthodontic journey.

Orthodontic Options for Teens

At Walnut Grove Orthodontics, our experienced orthodontic team provides a variety of options to best suit our teen patients. There are several treatment options to choose from, including lingual, clear, Invisalign, and of course, traditional teen braces. All of which can address the common orthodontic issue of crowding, crooked, or misplaced teeth.
A teenager from Langley just installed braces

Clear Braces

When it’s time to get your teenager braces in Langley, our team has the solutions. As one of our most popular braces options for teenagers, our translucent cosmetic braces are just like traditional metal ones – but are much more subtle. Rather than using metal to straighten the teeth, these braces feature clear, tooth-coloured orthodontics brackets and wires to make them barely visible.

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces use the same components as traditional wire braces, except all of the materials are fixed onto the back sides of the teeth. So, all the orthodontics brackets and wiring are facing into the mouth and towards the tongue, rather than out to the world. This is a great braces option for teenagers who are anxious about the appearance of traditional braces.

Traditional Metal Braces

When it comes to braces options, teenagers can count on traditional braces to deliver fast and effective results. Tried, true, and the most common type of teenager braces in Langley, metal brackets are adhered to the teeth with metal wire positioned in between to connect and gradually reposition them. Teens love to have fun with their traditional braces, so we offer a variety of colours of elastics to let their personality shine!


Invisalign Teen Clear Aligners

Teens love the appearance, effectiveness, and convenience of Invisalign. This system uses clear aligners that fit similarly to mouth guards, which can be removed when it’s time to brush, floss, and eat, making no food – including popcorn and gum – off limits for Invisalign wearers. The molds are custom made to fit the teens teeth and are switched out every week or so to help the teeth move gradually until they are perfectly straight.

How long will my teen need to wear braces?

At Walnut Grove Orthodontics, we know that teen braces are not a one-size-fits-all solution. Therefore, treatment times vary depending on the state of your teen’s teeth, the type of orthodontics chosen, and how quickly their teeth respond to the treatment. On average, orthodontic treatments take about 24 months; however, some teens need less than 12 months while others require up to 3 years.
Teen braces just installed at dentist in Langley, BC
Teen braces installed in Langley Dentist

Teenager Braces in Langley

Your happiness and comfort matters to us most. At Walnut Grove Orthodontics, our team can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs, to give you the confident, show-stopping smile you long for.

Meet Our Orthodontist

Dr. Richard G. Standerwick, a Vancouver native, is dedicated to providing expert care to his patients. He has spent his career working to improve his skillset, knowledge, and hands-on experience, especially regarding braces for teens.

As a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Dr. Standerwick began his career with a BSc. in Microbiology, attained at the University of British Columbia. It was at Northwestern University in Chicago that he honed his skills even further. Following his return to Vancouver, he practiced general dentistry until 2005.

By 2007, he added a Certificate of Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry to his credentials. Beyond his academic contributions as a Clinical Professor at UBC, Dr. Standerwick’s memberships across renowned dental associations showcase his commitment and proficiency in orthodontics. From old to new patients, Dr. Standerwick strives to provide comfortable and effective treatment that puts a smile on his patient’s face.

Dr. Richard Standerwick

Walnut Grove Orthodontist

We are location in the heart of Langley, BC

Address: 20159 88th Ave Unit E207 Langley, BC V1M 0A4

Phone: (604) 888-3450

Email: info@walnutgroveortho.com

Our Hours:

  • Mon: 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Administration Only)
  • Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat: Closed
  • Sun: Closed

Areas We Serve

  • Willoughby
  • Forest Knolls
  • Fort Langley
  • Langley Twp
  • East Clayton
  • Port Kells
  • Cloverdale
  • Milner

What our patients say

Erin St. JeanErin St. Jean
22:46 04 Oct 22
The staff at Walnut Grove orthodontist are very kind. They take their time to explain what is happening and they are super patient with anxious kids. My son's treatment has gone smoothly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend WGO.
18:26 19 Feb 22
Dr. Standerwick gave me my smile back. Walnut Grove ortho is seriously the best. Nicest doctor, nurses, and receptionists. I went to 3 different orthodontist consultations before going to Walnut Grove ortho, and they were the clear winner, by far. All the other orthos told me that invisalign would be impossible for me, yet somehow Dr. Standerwick proved them all wrong, because invisalign has made my teeth perfect. 11/10. You've found your ortho, don't bother looking elsewhere, I've already tried!
Shayne BennettShayne Bennett
15:20 02 Feb 22
My family and I had nothing but a great experience with Doctor Standerwick and his team. Always courteous, accommodating and actually heads his patients. We would recommend him to anyone. Great convenient and accessible location too.
Chantelle MathisonChantelle Mathison
15:16 02 Feb 22
I’ve been a patient of Doc Standerwick for years (I had a long, extensive jaw irregularities in which Doc Standerwick worked alongside my jaw surgeon to make sure I had the best plan). He is so patient, supportive and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for both children and adult orthodontics. He also has the best bedside manner so going there to get your teeth moved and shifted around hurts less!