Invisalign for Teens
As a parent, you may already know that your child needs braces. Life can be stressful, but getting your child’s smile straight should not be. Invisalign for teens, allows you both to smile, while straightening your teen’s teeth simultaneously.
Invisalign for Teens
Invisalign for teens is a clear and removable customized alternative to braces that's comfortable and removable and guarantees to straighten your teeth. It is a great alternative to traditional braces as Invisalign is a clear, plastic aligner, and it is almost impossible for others to notice them.
What You Need to Know About Invisalign for Teens
How Invisalign for Teens Works
Invisalign for teens is a clear aligner that's designed specifically for teenagers. It offers a transparent way to straighten teeth in the oral cavity using clear, removable aligners. These aligners are custom-made specifically for your teen's teeth. They are often preferred over traditional braces as they are plastic retainers without wires, brackets, and bands.
While they work similar to how traditional braces do, Invisalign are removable and cause less discomfort than traditional braces. Regardless of how they look and feel, Invisalign for teens applies pressure on the teeth, resulting in a gradual shifting of the teeth, leading to more aligned teeth and a more confident smile.
Is Invisalign More Expensive Than Traditional Braces?
It is a general perception that Invisalign is always more expensive than traditional braces. However, that’s not always true. While Invisalign has initially been more expensive than traditional braces, today, the difference in the treatment cost for braces and Invisalign is not much. And while the cost is the same in most cases, you will have to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelly to learn more about the cost of Invisalign for your teen.
How Long Will My Teen Need to Wear the Aligners?
For an effective treatment, your teen needs to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours every day, which means they can remove the aligners while eating and brushing their teeth. Since aligners are designed to be discreet and comfortable, your teen can continue with their everyday routines and extracurricular activities without removing the aligners.
How Do I Know If My Teen is Wearing the Aligners?
Invisalign is discreet, and many parents have concerns about whether their teen is wearing the aligners or not. While you may not always be able to tell, we will be able to determine when your teen comes into our dental facility for a checkup. If your teen's teeth are moving at the right rate, it means your teen is diligently wearing the aligners. If your teen is not wearing their aligners for the majority of hours in the day, we can discuss with them a plan to encourage them to wear their aligners longer. Not wearing the aligners enough, will require a longer treatment plan.
To learn more about Invisalign, get in touch with Dr. Kelly at Kelly Smile Dentistry. Call us at (442) 229-0766 to schedule an appointment.