Your Teen Will Love Invisalign®
Now, there is a way to get straight teeth as a teen or tween without having braces on the teeth. Invisalign for teens was developed specifically for teenagers. It involves a series of clear aligners (trays) that gradually move the teeth to their final position.
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can be a great option if your teen is concerned about their appearance and don’t want to look different from their friends.
The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your teen's friends probably won’t even know they're wearing them. Instead of hiding behind a mouth full of metal, they'll enjoy the confidence of showing that smile every day.
They probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign Teen, the aligners are completely removable, allowing your teen to eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want.
This also means your teen can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces.
Whether your child plays sports or a musical instrument, a mouth full of metal can hold them back from enjoying the things they want to. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet.
Invisalign for Teens helps your child focus on doing what they do best—being a teen.
Advantages of Invisalign Treatment
More cosmetic: Invisalign wearers can continue their normal lifestyle without feeling the need to hide their smile in photos. Quinces pictures coming up? Graduation pictures scheduled this summer? No problem! The Invisalign aligners can be easily removed during photo shoots, but are generally not seen in photos anyway. Snap away.
More hygienic: Invisalign aligners are removable for easy access during brushing and flossing. No special tools are required to keep your whole mouth clean and your breath smelling fresh. To clean the aligners, you can use special Invisalign cleaning tabs or simply brush and rinse them under warm water.
Eat whatever you want: Since Invisalign is removable, you also don’t need to worry about getting food stuck in your teeth or foods breaking the aligners. Popcorn and gum are no longer a concern.
Easier for athletes: Less risk of injury from wires or brackets
Easier for musicians: The trays can be easily removed while singing in a concert or playing a wind instrument
More comfortable: The Invisalign aligners are custom-fit to each patient’s teeth. There are no metal braces or wires rubbing against the inside of lips and cheeks. There is also a shorter adjustment period when treatment is first started.
Perfect for Busy Schedules
Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets. Invisalign often requires fewer appointments (than traditional metal braces) because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance, and each visit requires less "chair time."
The typical Invisalign for Teens patient is seen once every 8 weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Great for Active Teens
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Doesn't Cost More than Traditional Braces
Your needs are unique, and many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. In most cases, Invisalign is a similar price as traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you will generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you.