Imagine your teen with a beautifully straight smile without all the restrictions and difficulties of brackets and wires all over their teeth. That’s what makes Invisalign® one of dentistry’s most popular treatment options for teenagers.
The clear aligners from Invisalign® allow teenagers to straighten their teeth without the obvious appearance of metal braces.
With Invisalign’s removable aligners, teens are able to eat and drink anything they want. They simply remove the aligners and replace them when they’re finished.
No restrictions for athletics, playing an instrument, etc… Removable aligners give teens freedom to engage in activities that traditional wire braces may restrict.
With Invisalign®, each aligner is custom designed to fit precisely over the teeth as it puts gentle pressure on the teeth to move them into place. There are no wires and brackets that may cause bleeding and discomfort.
No special brushing needed. You teen simply removes the aligners, performs their regular oral hygiene tasks, and puts the aligners back in place.
It’s simple and free to see if Invisalign® will work for your teen. During your consultation, our team will assess their oral health and analyze whether Invisalign® Teen is the best treatment solution for their specific situation.
The road to your teen’s beautifully straight smile begins with a personalized treatment plan. We will take detailed images and impressions of their teeth to determine their Invisalign® pathway. Their plan will detail the length of treatment, the expected results and financial arrangements for care. Their timeline for transformation involves many factors, but teens can typically expect around eighteen months.
When their new aligners are ready, we will walk them through the simple process of wearing them. Invisalign® clear aligners are made of BPA-free smooth plastic and are specifically designed for their teeth. So they can fully expect them to fit nicely and be comfortable as they wear them for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Remember, they can be removed to eat, drink or engage in activities where removal is helpful.
As each Invisalign® aligner gently moves teeth into position, they will need to switch to a new next-step aligner about every two weeks. Precision crafted, each aligner is designed to build upon the previous aligner to shift their teeth about 1/10mm per tray. With each new aligner, they will begin to see their teeth move closer and closer to their final destination. Our team will see them at regular intervals throughout treatment to ensure everything is moving according to schedule.
When treatment is complete, they’ll be flashing a new confident smile for the world to see. For some teens a follow-up retainer may be worn for a while to ensure their beautifully straight smile remains aligned.
Studies show that a beautiful smile increases self-esteem, confidence, and overall appearance. Not surprisingly, research also reveals that it may lead to greater professional opportunities and higher income levels as your teen heads into their future.
Straightened teeth lead to better lifelong oral health. They are easier to clean and less prone to chipping and decay. Straighter teeth also reduce the likelihood of gingivitis and gum disease.