Invisalign for Teens
What is Invisalign® treatment for Teens?
Invisalign Teen is a clear aligner system providing a nearly invisible way of straightening teeth using clear, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teen’s teeth. These aligners replace the wires, brackets, and bands that traditional braces use.
How does the Invisalign system work?
Invisalign Teen is every bit as effective as traditional braces for most common teeth-straightening cases, but only when worn the recommended 20-22 hours a day, every day. Many parents worry that compliance will be an issue, but a clinical study showed that teens wear their aligners more responsibly than most adults! If you’re still not convinced, we’ve got you covered: each Invisalign Teen aligner has a blue indicator that will fade over time when used as directed. This allows both doctors and parents to track the patient’s progress and compliance.
What happens during appointments?
During your first appointment, our highly trained staffed will take photos, x-rays and conduct a thorough dental exam. We will use this information to create a 3D model of your teeth and create your custom treatment plan. This treatment plan will show how your teeth will adjust over time, allowing you to see the projected result before beginning treatment. This plan will also go over how often we will see you in our office, how often you need to switch aligner trays, and how long your treatment will last. At your next appointment, we will give you the custom-made aligner trays and go over the proper way to care for them. Most patients only need to see us every other month to monitor your teeth and ensure they are tracking; and most treatments last nine to twety-four months.
Is my child a candidate for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen can successfully treat most mild to moderate cases of underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between the teeth. Our teen aligners have a blue compliance indicator, so parents are assured they are being worn for the recommended hours. Even the most complicated cases can now be done with Invisalign Teen. Our Doctors have undergone additional training to be able to handle difficult cases with Invisalign to provide you options that were not possible before. We are committed to achieving the results you are seeking that fits your lifestyle!