We know that each of our patients is unique—especially teens! Our teen patients have varying preferences, lifestyles, needs and goals, and it’s our job to accommodate those. Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable, removable and practically invisible.
You won’t have any diet restrictions, as you’ll be able to remove your aligners to eat. You’ll also remove your aligners to brush and floss your teeth, so you won’t have to work around any brackets or wires!
Invisalign for teens allows you to continue playing sports or musical instruments without worry of cutting your lip on metal brackets and wires.
Our knowledge and expertise enable us to complete Invisalign treatments in about half the time as a typical metal braces treatment, too! Teens can expect a quick and effective treatment with Invisalign.
If you aren’t sure whether Invisalign is right for your teen, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation with us. Dr. Spillers or Dr. Gordon will examine your teen’s smile, take x-rays and diagnostic photos, and discuss you and your teen’s goals and concerns.
We treat the following conditions with Invisalign for Teens:
To start, your teen will receive a set of custom aligners: one for their top teeth and one for their bottom teeth. Every 1 to 2 weeks, your teen will switch out his or her current set of aligners to wear a new set, and every 10 to 12 weeks, you’ll visit our office to receive new sets of aligners.
Each set of Invisalign Teen aligners is custom-made to shift teeth closer to the ideal alignment. Your teen will wear aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
With every new set of aligners, your teen is one step closer to a beautiful, healthy smile!
While the jaw bones are still developing in the early teen years, Invisalign is ideal for guiding permanent teeth into a straight and healthy alignment.
Invisalign attachments are often used with Invisalign to apply additional, gentle force to the teeth during the Invisalign process. These specialized attachments are small, tooth-colored shapes that fill the space between the aligner and the tooth. This adds strategic pressure to support movement of individual teeth for a more effective treatment.
Most orthodontists have to upcharge for this modern technology, but our experience and expertise enable us to provide Invisalign at the same price as other, traditional types of braces.
The average case with Invisalign will take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to complete. To experience the most effective and efficient treatment period, you must wear your aligners as instructed (for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.) If you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners as frequently as your orthodontist instructs, your treatment period will be longer!
The ability to remove Invisalign is one of the great benefits of these modern braces for teens! Many teens appreciate the ability to remove their aligners when brushing their teeth, flossing, and eating.
Not only are these aligners practically-invisible, removable, and increasingly hygienic—(all of the essentials for teens)—but they also include “eruption tabs” that hold space open in the mouth to allow new, undeveloped molars to emerge. These tabs guide growing teeth into alignment as they’re erupting.