Invisalign for teens is a great solution to straighten your teen’s teeth, as the Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and don’t come with the restrictions of traditional braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that are custom-made to fit your teen’s teeth. About every two weeks, the patient throws out the old set of aligners and replaces it with a newer, straighter set. This allows the aligners to gradually move the teeth into straighter positions, creating a stunningly healthy smile and gives your teen the confidence they need and deserve.
Is Invisalign as Effective as Traditional Braces?
Invisalign is highly effective for straightening teeth. For those seeking subtle treatment with a virtually invisible appearance, Invisalign is highly recommended. Invisalign allows the clear plastic aligners to fit comfortably over your teeth, slowly moving them into their correct positions, without requiring any metal or wires. However, Invisalign is not recommended for more complex orthodontic cases. Why? Because patients who have severely crooked teeth and jaw alignment issues may require more control around the teeth. However, it is always best to consult with an orthodontist to determine if you are an ideal candidate for Invisalign. Our skilled team will conduct a comprehensive dental exam to determine what is the best treatment for you. Feel free to contact our team today at Rawle Orthodontics to schedule a consultation!
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
There are many benefits of Invisalign for teens, including but not limited to:
They are virtually invisible in person and in pictures
The aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without worrying about being hit with a ball, which can be really damaging with traditional braces
There are no food restrictions, as your teen must remove the aligners before eating and drinking
The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper dental hygiene
Certain musical instruments can be played normally, without traditional braces getting in the way
Less follow-up appointments than traditional braces
While there are many benefits of Invisalign for teens, they do require a certain level of responsibility. Because Invisalign can be removed, it is important that your teen remembers to put them back on, clean them properly, and doesn’t lose them. This is because in order for Invisalign to work effectively, the aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day. Therefore, remembering to put them back on after eating, drinking, playing sports, or cleaning, is absolutely essential to get the full effects of the treatment. To learn if your teen is an ideal candidate for Invisalign, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our highly skilled orthodontist!
How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?
On average, Invisalign treatment can be anywhere from 12 to 18 months. However, it ultimately depends on the severity of your teen’s condition and can only be determined by an orthodontist. To schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, feel free to contact us today!
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Consultation
At Rawle Orthodontics, we take great pride in providing our patients, children, teens, and adults, with the best orthodontic care possible. If you are considering Invisalign for your teen, we can provide you with everything you need to know and determine what is best treatment for your child. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our expert in Invisalign for teens!