Invisalign Teen Braces
Let's be honest. For teenagers, getting metal braces is not exactly at the top of the list of fun things to do. They are much too busy with school, sports, band, dating and hanging out with friends. Good news! With Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, you can get your teeth straightened without metal brackets and wires getting in the way. You are free to live your life and enjoy the things you want to do. Below is a list of the top 10 things you need to know about Invisalign Teen.
Clear/Invisible Braces for Teens
1. WHAT IS INVISALIGN TEEN?
- A virtually invisible way to straighten your teen's teeth without braces and wires
- A sequential series of clear removable aligners custom-made to fit your teens teeth
- You simply pop in a new set of aligners every two weeks
- Little by little the teeth gradually shift into place
2. DOES INVISALIGN WORK AS WELL AS TRADITIONAL BRACES?
- Yes, Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces, when worn as recommended and treated by an experienced provider
- Can effectively treat mild to severe cases including overbite, underbite, overcrowding and spaces between teeth
- The treatment of moderate to severe cases requires that the provider have advanced technical skills
3. WHAT ARE THE PRACTICAL BENEFITS OF INVISALIGN TEEN OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES?
- No metal wires or brackets to get in the way of playing sports or a musical instrument
- No food or eating restrictions usually associated with traditional braces
- Aligners are removable making it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene
4. ARE THERE ANY EMOTIONAL CONCERNS TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION?
- Research shows that parents tend to underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscience about their crooked teeth and having to wear braces
- With Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know your teen is straightening their teeth removing a potential source of real anxiety
5. WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR INVISALIGN TEEN?
- All teens with the majority of their permanent teeth erupted are eligible
- If your teen has been rejected as a candidate by another provider, call Dr. Walton for a free 2nd opinion
6. HOW LONG DOES INVISALIGN TEEN TREATMENT TAKE?
- The average treatment time for Invisalign Teen is about the same as traditional braces
- Individual treatment times will vary depending on the severity of the case and technical skill of the provider
7. HOW MUCH DOES INVISALIGN COST?
- The cost of Invisalign is approximately the same as regular braces (case complexity can affect total fee)
- Invisalign treatment is covered by many dental insurance policies
- Dr Walton offers flexible and affordable monthly payment plans as well
8. DOES MY TEEN HAVE TO WEAR INVISALIGN ALL THE TIME?
- Invisalign is most effective when worn 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks
- Invisalign Teen also has built-in compliance indicators to track your Teen's wear
9. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TEEN LOSES AN ALIGNER?
- No Worries here! --Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free
10. HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE SPENT VISITING THE ORTHODONTIST?
- Total visits are much less frequent than with traditional braces
- No broken wires means No Emergencies
- Follow-up appointments are usually scheduled every 6 to 12 weeks
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your teenage son or daughter with Dr. Walton.