Is It Time for Your Teen to Start Invisalign Treatment?
Summer is fast approaching, so what is on your teens to do list? Sleep, vacation, volunteer, spend time with friends, work, straighten their teeth? Wait, what was that last one?? While straightening their teeth might not be something you’ve thought of, it may be something your teen has considered.
Starting your teens Invisalign treatment at the beginning of summer is a great time to begin as it will help your teen develop their Invisalign treatment routine and get them excited about going back to school knowing they are working towards the smile they deserve.
Here are some commonly asked questions and answers about Invisalign teen, that will help you to learn more about this treatment option and to help you determine if you’d like to see if Invisalign Teen is right for your teen.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign® uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place, achieving that confident smile.
Is Invisalign As Effective As Traditional Braces?
Yes. When worn according to the recommendations of an experienced Invisalign-trained orthodontist, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for the most common teeth-straightening issues. Invisalign can effectively treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth. The chances are very high your teen will be a great candidate for Invisalign.
What Are Some of The Practical Advantages of Invisalign Teen Over Traditional Braces?
If you’ve had braces yourself, you already know the issues associated with metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without the worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball, which can cause real damage in braces. They can also continue playing musical instruments properly, without braces getting in the way. With braces, there is a long list of foods your teen shouldn’t eat, from popcorn to apples and raw carrots. With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions. The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Are There Any Emotional Concerns To Consider?
Research¹ shows that moms underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked teeth, and using braces as a solution can often make this lack of confidence even worse. But with Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know your teen is straightening their teeth, removing a potential source of real anxiety for them and giving them the confidence to be themselves in front of everyone.
Who Is Eligible For Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign can be used for teens who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition—this includes most teenagers. A trained Invisalign orthodontist or dentist should evaluate your teen’s specific dental issues to determine candidacy. If the orthodontist rejects your teen as a candidate, it is advisable to seek a second opinion, as each provider has a different level of experience treating with Invisalign.
How Long Does Invisalign Teen Treatment Take?
The average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of your teen’s treatment depends on the severity of their condition and can only be determined by your orthodontic professional.
Our office is currently hosting an Invisalign Special Event. Mai-Ly Ramirez, DDS will be providing FREE consultations to answer your questions about Invisalign treatment, the clear way to straighten teeth. For patients who participate, you will receive:
- $500 off Treatment
- Complimentary Whitening with Treatment
- Financing options available
If you have wondered if Invisalign treatment is right for your teen, make an appointment for this special event and relax knowing that your treatment is being diagnosed and carried out by an Invisalign-trained dentist. Space is limited to the first 25 patients. Call (916) 780-3000 to schedule your complimentary consultation. This special offer will end April 30th, so please don’t delay!