August 13, 2019 Dr. Bita Moalej

7 Surprising Facts About Invisalign Teen

Over the years, as a premium provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Encino and the San Fernando Valley, we’ve heard all the misconceptions about these fantastic, clear, convenient orthodontic devices. As a result, we are getting to the nuts and bolts of Invisalign to give you seven great reasons why Invisalign Teen will be the right fit your child.

Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to the desired final position just like traditional braces only they are nearly invisible. We understand how important choosing the right orthodontist is to your family, but we also know how paramount it is that your child feel comfortable in the device your family chooses. So, in today’s post we’d like to share a few facts about Invisalign Teen that you can share with your family. And if your child is scared or worried they will be embarrassed by wearing braces to school, we are confident Invisalign will tear down all of these misconceptions.

For more information on clear aligners, please visit the Invisalign Teen Homepage and then make an appointment with our office and sign up for your free consultation, we’ll walk you through the whole process and see if Invisalign Teen is the right fit.

1. No Need to Break the Bank

Did you know that Invisalign Teen is nearly the same price as traditional braces? Most families don’t and actually believe that it is the more cost prohibitive option. But the truth is, they are typically similar in price and many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign Teen treatment the same way they cover braces.

2. Works On Serious Dental Problems Too

Invisalign Teen clear aligners are an effective solution for a whole host of alignment problems. From crooked or protruding teeth to more serious problems like malocclusion and over/under-bite. Worried that you won’t be able to attach those much-needed rubber bands? Good news, elastics can now be used with Invisalign Teen!

3. With Invisalign Teen – No Food Restrictions

You can eat chips and gummies! In fact, with Invisalign Teen there are absolutely NO food restrictions because you can remove the aligners when you eat, which also makes brushing and flossing your teeth easier.

BIG RULE: Invisalign Teen aligners need to be kept in the mouth for 20 to 22 hours a day. If they aren’t, treatment can be delayed.

4. But How Will I know if My Child is Wearing them?

Parents can be sure their child is wearing their aligners for the right amount of time, thanks to a discreet blue dot on the outside of teen aligners that informs them if they’ve been used properly. Plus, unlike other brands, Invisalign clear aligners are made from a patented SmartTrack material, designed for a more comfortable fit. Invisalign aligners are also trimmed based on your gum line for comfort and appearance.

5. Shorter Treatment Times?

For tweens and teenagers, Invisalign typically takes as long as metal braces do, but for adults, Invisalign treatment can often be finished in as little as 12 months. So are there shorter treatment times? For some yes… and for some no.

6. Less Pain and Discomfort

Eureka! The great thing about the clear plastic that the aligners are made of is that it has a smooth surface so it will not cause irritation to the teeth or gums like the metal wires can with braces. And while you may experience some soreness the first few days as you adjust to wearing the aligners, once your mouth adjusts you should have no problems.

7. Maintain Your White Smile With Invisalign Teen

It’s not uncommon for teens to neglect their oral health while wearing braces. It can be a pain to clean braces because you need to thread floss between each bracket to remove plaque. Not doing this can cause tooth discoloration. Fortunately, Invisalign aligners are removable so you can brush and floss your teeth normally! You can also get the best teeth whitening services.

RULE: Make sure you brush your teeth after eating so you don’t end up staining your clear aligners.


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