Invisalign treatment isn’t just for adults! Teens can forego bite correction through traditional braces and be treated with Invisalign!
Virginia Family Dentistry offers complimentary consultations for Invisalign teen. Find an orthodontic location near you to schedule an appointment.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign teen is a treatment method to correct bite without wires or brackets. Invisalign is a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners which gradually move teeth to correct bite and straighten teeth.
What is the difference between Invisalign Teen and traditional braces?
Both Invisalign and traditional braces will gradually shift teeth into alignment and correct bite issues. However, traditional braces are more noticeable and require more orthodontic appointments to adjust wires. Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that are changed out every two weeks.
There are less orthodontic appointments with Invisalign as wire adjustments are not needed and emergencies such as broken brackets or poking wires are virtually nonexistent. Patients with Invisalign also do not have the food restrictions that exist with braces as the aligners are taken out to eat.
How do I know if my teen is a candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign teen is great for responsible teens, especially those who are athletes. Traditional braces require athletes to wear mouthguards during games or competitions to prevent emergencies. Invisalign can be worn or taken out during athletics.
Most cases are treatable using Invisalign. Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists to determine if Invisalign would work for your teen.
How long does my teen have to wear the aligners?
Treatment time with Invisalign is usually about the same as treatment with braces. The orthodontist will determine the duration of treatment that is right for your teen.
During treatment, the aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day.
What if my teen loses an aligner?
Not a problem! The Invisalign teen program offers six free replacement aligners during treatment. Please call us right away if an aligner is lost.
Want to see if Invisalign would be a good fit for your teen? Schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists today.