Your Teen Will Love Invisalign®
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.
Although braces are a rite of passage for many teenagers, many kids would choose a less noticeable orthodontic treatment option when given the chance. Those kids are in luck.
Invisalign created a system that meets the special needs of teens. Invisalign for Teens can be a great clear option for teens shying away from traditional metal braces.
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.
The Invisalign Teen aligners are designed to keep wearers honest about how much they wear their aligners. Blue compliance indicators gradually fade as the aligners are worn.
That’s helpful to us here at Jennings Orthodontics, but it also helps Mom or Dad keep tabs on their teen’s treatment progress.
Invisalign Teen also considers that your teen may misplace or damage an aligner during their treatment and offers up to six replacement aligners.
Invisalign Teen® incorporates specially engineered features designed to address the natural eruption of second molars in teens.
Invisalign for Teens helps your child focus on doing what they do best—being a teen.
Great for Active Teens
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Teens who play wind instruments can remove the aligners for musical performances. Athletes have the option of removing the aligners while wearing a mouth guard for contact sports, or the aligners can be worn with a mouthguard.
Even though the aligners can’t easily be seen when worn, teens still have the option to remove them for class photos or the random selfie.
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.
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.
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.
Invisalign for Teens Responsibilities
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.
Talk to Us About Invisalign for Teens
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.
Schedule your free consultation at our Mt. Washington or Louisville, KY office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.