Invisalign Teen

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Out of all dental braces, Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth. The concept behind invisalign is that you have a transparent plastic ‘sheath’, called alligners, rather than metal tracks, gradually pushing your teeth into place. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, affordable and effective. Without brackets and wires, your teenager will have the confidence of a great smile, even during treatment. The aligners are invisible, removable, and comfortable, and no one can tell one is wearing them.

Invisalign is made with 3D computer imaging technology and has been proven effective. Aligners are custom-made specifically for each patient, with an individual plan devised by Dr. Carter. The experience of a dentist is an absolutely important factor in the success of the treatment. Dr. Carter has worked with Invisalign since its inception in 2000. She has done over 200 cases already.

When choosing an option for straightening your teeth, it’s important to consider what works best, for not only your teenager’s appearance, but their lifestyle as well.

Invisalign Teen offers an easier, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile without the restrictions and self-consciousness associated with traditional braces. There’s no need to worry about braces getting in the way of yearbook photos or prom nights.

Your teenager would wear each set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Teeth will gently move into position as they replace each aligner with the next in the series.

What is the difference between Invisalign adult and teen?

Invisalign Teen is the same as Invisalign adult except for 3 things:

  • Invisalign Teen has small blue dots on each aligner and they fade after about 2 weeks of wear. If a teenager is not in compliance and is not wearing their aligner, the blue dots would not fade and the doctor would recommend wearing aligners until the blue dots fade.
  • Invisalign Teen can be done on teenagers who may have some baby or decidous teeth present. There are spaces left in the aligners for when the adult teeth erupt through.
  • Invisalign Teen allows parents to order replacement aligners for free when their child may lose an aligner.

Why Not Traditional Braces:

With regular braces, your teenager may experience some or all of the following: pain, discomfort, mouth sores or injuries caused by the brace wires, tooth decay (from inadequate brushing and flossing), plaque buildup, tooth discoloration, tooth/bracket breakage, or difficulty eating. As if that weren’t enough, there are also the personal sacrifices — popcorn, chips, bagels, hard-crusted bread, pizza crust, pretzel, nuts, certain candies…plus apples, carrots, corn on the cob, and more.

More than two-thirds of people will have at least one cavity before their 19th birthday, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Traditional braces make it difficult to brush properly. With Invisalign, you can remove trays to brush and floss to properly care for your teeth and remove harmful bacteria.

Conclusion:

While the end results may appear the same, a confident, beautiful smile, when you stop and actually compare invisalign Teen to other teeth straightening options, the advantage becomes quite apparent. Actually, in our experience, Invisailign straightens teeth in much shorter time than regular braces. This is a very important factor in the social life of your teenager. If aligners are lost during the treatment, we provide up to six free replacements. Invisalign is affordable and is covered by most insurance the same way that other braces are.

 

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