Orthodontics for teens

The teen years are important in orthodontics given that the treatments are more efficient and faster when timed with growth. Orthodontic problems don’t improve with age, they simply become harder to treat. It’s easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because the body is still growing rapidly at this time. Whether we use standard braces, or appliances like palatal expanders, we can create an improved appearance and function in a short period of time. In later years, when the bones of the face and jaw are fully developed, many conditions become more difficult (and costly) to treat.

Invisible Braces Vs. Metal braces

  • Since each smile and face are unique, Dr. Pancko utilizes the most advanced technology to customize a goal directed treatment plan to give your teen the show stopping smile he or she expects. Orthodontic treatment has never been easier, more comfortable, or more stylish for todays active teenagers. When it’s done, they will have a smile that they can really be proud of, and benefits that will last their whole life.
  • Dr. Pancko offers teens many treatment options, including metal or ceramic (clear) braces, invisalign teen and lingual braces (incognito).


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  • It was a very wonderful experience. They are all very kind and keep you informed throughout the process. Thank you again Ariana for your care in getting my braces on. Looking forward to seeing the process on my teeth and getting them where they need to be. I truly appreciate the excellent service and care!!! The office is extremely clean for the safety of everyone. I highly recommend Wilmington Orthodontic Center.
  • I can’t complaint. Really nice staff, organized and clean place. Dr explain to me everything and answer all my question about my daughter procedure and plan.
  • My kids Dentist Dr. Copes recommendation to Dr. Panko was great. The office is clean and the staff is great and friendly. The staff is always willing to help if there was an issue. Dr. Panko is great she made the experience easy for me and my two girls
  • The staff are very professional and takes good care of you, they try their best to do whatever they can do to make sure you walk out of their office very happy and pleased. I would recommend a lot of people to chance this out you will never be disappointed with nothing even if you are coming to get looked at you will be happy.
  • very friendly! i’ve had a wonderful experience here 😀


It is our mission to provide you with affordable, high-quality orthodontic treatment that fits your budget! We offer a variety of payment options to meet your needs. For the convenience of our patients, we accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

We also offer in-house financing and third-party financing through CareCredit to help make your orthodontic treatment more affordable.

We thoroughly explain your options, so that we can accommodate your needs.


If your insurance covers orthodontic treatment, you will receive the benefit of reduced personal costs. Many insurance policies have a lifetime orthodontic benefit that is distinct from regular dental insurance. Remember that insurance policies vary, and we will review your insurance to determine the appropriate course of action.

We accept all major insurances. We are a preferred provider for MetLife, Delta Dental and Cigna DNSP. Once orthodontic treatment has started, we will fill your claims.

To help us with your insurance filling, please complete the insurance questions on our questionnaire.

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We are happy to answer any Orthodontic Treatments questions.