Invisalign Teen is a revolutionary treatment option that allows your child to get the smile they deserve as discreetly and comfortably as possible.
Invisalign clear aligner therapy has been around since it received FDA approval in 1998. Chances are excellent you’ve probably heard about it, but did you know that it could be the ideal treatment option for your teen?
At SBK Orthodontics, we specialize in treating patients of all ages and creating a treatment plan that is customized to their individual needs. And Invisalign is at the forefront of creating personalized, effective treatment.
So, what is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the revolutionary Invisalign clear aligner therapy created just for our teen patients. It allows your child to get the smile they want, without interrupting their daily lives too much. Invisalign Teen aligners are made with Align Technology’s patented SmartTrack material. They are clear, BPA-free plastic aligners that are designed to be as discreet as possible.
Your teen’s treatment will begin with a scan of their mouth using a high-tech device that is quick and comfortable and provides us with a complete view of your child’s teeth and gums. This scan creates a 3D model of your teen’s mouth so we can then plan exactly what tooth movements are needed to get your child’s perfect smile. Your teen will even be able to see a 3D image of what their smile will look like at the end of treatment.
We know that parents want the best for their children, and Invisalign Teen can provide that. Today’s technology has advanced to be able to treat even more malocclusions than ever before, so most teens are candidates for Invisalign treatment. The aligner’s SmartTrack material allows for improved control and predictability.
But what teens love most about Invisalign Teen is how well it can fit into their active lifestyles. The aligners are designed to be comfortable, clear, and best of all, removable. That means patients can eat and drink whatever they want throughout treatment, and brushing and flossing is a breeze.
Because the aligners are clear, your teen doesn’t have to worry about drawing even more attention to themselves during their orthodontic treatment. And because there are no brackets or wires, your teen doesn’t have to worry about pain or discomfort from rubbing against the inside of the mouth.
Invisalign Teen allows your child to continue living their busy life, without braces getting in the way. Your child can play sports, instruments, and any other activities without worrying about their orthodontic treatment holding them back.
Another advantage to Invisalign Teen is that because there are no wires to adjust or change out, recall appointments are fewer and far between. Instead of the standard four to six weeks, we can see our Invisalign patients anywhere between six and 12 weeks.
How does Invisalign Teen Work?
Invisalign Teen uses a series of perfectly calibrated aligners to guide your child’s teeth to their ideal locations. Each aligner set is worn for approximately 22 hours a day for two weeks before moving on to the next. It’s that simple! If your teen can wear the aligners the recommended amount of time and maintain a good oral care routine, they’ll be able to enjoy their new smile in no time.
SBK Orthodontics is ready to help your teen begin their journey to their ideal smile. Schedule a complimentary consultation today to determine if Invisalign Teen is the right treatment for your teen.