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No two teen cases are the same, which is why Align Technology is constantly advancing its Invisalign digital treatment solutions.

This allows our office to deliver a unique, customized teeth-straightening solution that’s more precise and keeps your teen moving forward.

With the Invisalign system’s proprietary innovations, such as SmartTrack® material, your teen’s smile can transform up to 50% faster.* And as your teen becomes the person you’ve always seen, he or she will continue to enjoy the things that make your teen unique.

THE TREATMENT

Your teen’s smile journey begins with a scan or impressions. We will work closely with Invisalign treatment specialists to develop a complete digital treatment plan to plot your teen’s best smile with care from start to finish.

THE ALIGNERS

Your teen will receive Invisalign clear aligners created with the Invisalign system’s proprietary SmartTrack material. Throughout treatment, you can monitor your son’s or daughter’s compliance through an indicator on the aligner. Your teen will wear the aligners for 22 hours per day, but can easily remove them so there are fewer interruptions to his or her lifestyle.

THE TRANSFORMATION

As your teen progresses through treatment, his or her smile and life will transform through a series of small, expertly designed shifts. And with the Invisalign Teen Guarantee, you have the option to switch to wires and brackets if your teen decides against Invisalign treatment within the first six months.

THEY KEEP MOVING. MAKE SURE THEIR SMILE KEEPS UP.

Invisalign treatment gives both you and your teen a better teeth-straightening experience when compared to traditional braces.

  • Corrects both simple and complex teeth-straightening cases
  • Covered by orthodontic insurance
  • Proprietary innovations provide up to 50% shorter treatment times*
  • No pain from rubbing brackets or broken wires and fewer unexpected orthodontist visits
  • Continue to enjoy all of the foods and activities they love
  • Removable trays for easy brushing and flossing
  • Two times more likely to have a boost in self-esteem**

FAQ

What is the ideal age to start Invisalign treatment for teens?

Patients can start their Invisalign treatment for teens around age 12. Keeping in with the official recommendation from the American Association of Orthodontists, patients should pursue orthodontics after age 7.

How long do teens have to wear Invisalign?

The average length of treatment ranges between 12 to 18 months. This, of course, can vary from one patient to the other. One important factor is patient compliance, as each one will have to wear their Invisalign for teens in Ann Arbor anywhere between 20 to 22 hours per day to enjoy optimal treatment efficiency.

Does Invisalign hurt or feel uncomfortable?

Even if your Invisalign trays might feel a bit odd at first, they shouldn’t hurt. You will feel some discomfort the first week with your Invisalign treatment for teens, but you should get used to the feel of the aligners fairly quickly.

What foods should teenagers avoid with Invisalign?

Fortunately, patients won’t have to juggle so many dietary restrictions when they choose Invisalign for teens in Ann Arbor. However, you should still watch out for hot beverages as they can warp the aligners. Other dark drinks can also stain Invisalign, which can ruin the purpose of using “clear aligner trays.”

What if my teen doesn’t want to get Invisalign?

There are still various alternatives to Invisalign, and you should have that conversation with your teen’s orthodontist. Usually, many patients choose the Invisalign treatment for teens because it’s more discreet but could do equally well with other types of braces or other orthodontic appliances.