A clear alternative
Your Teen Will Love Invisalign®
In the past, straightening teeth using Invisalign was really only an option for adults. With Invisalign for Teens, that is simply no longer the case. Invisalign for Teens is the virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces, using a series of clear, removable aligners.
As a leading provider of this exciting innovation in invisible teen braces in Scottsdale and Phoenix, we are happy to be able to offer teens an option to traditional metal braces.
Why Was Traditional Invisalign Only Available For Adults?
- Invisalign required that all of the permanent teeth have fully erupted in the mouth. Invisalign for Teens now accommodates for the continuing and natural eruption of the permanent teeth while still providing the kind of effective tooth realignment offered by traditional teen braces. Orthodontists were skeptical that teens would wear their Invisalign trays as directed (22-23 hours/day).
- In response to this concern, Invisalign for Teens includes all new compliance indicators. Compliance indicators are special blue dots placed on the Invisalign aligners in the back part of the mouth. These dots fade from blue to clear as the aligners are worn providing the patient, parents and Drs. Matthew and Courtney Dunn a gauge of approximate wear time. And so far, what have we found? Most teens do a good job of wearing their aligners as directed and those that don’t, end up with metal braces very quickly.
Recognizing the unique treatment needs of young adults, Invisalign Teen has made it possible for many Arizona teens to avoid metal braces and still get the beautiful smile they want.
Benefits of Invisalign
Virtually invisible braces that allow your teen to smile confidently even during tooth realignment? Yes, please! Not only can your teen benefit from this innovative technology, but you as a parent can rest easy knowing Invisalign for Teens is as effective as metal braces in straightening teeth.
Here are just a few of the benefits:
- Teens can smile confidently and with no self-consciousness for photos (especially those all-important graduation photos!)
- Invisalign Teen takes about the same amount of time as traditional metal braces
- Removable aligners mean that your teen can thoroughly brush and floss his or her teeth with ease, thus maintaining excellent oral hygiene
- The compliance indicators make it easy for you and your teen to be sure that they are wearing the appliances 22-23 hours a day
- Your teen will be able to play sports or musical instruments more easily
- With Invisalign Teen, there are no restrictions on eating foods that normally prove problematic for metal braces
- Invisible braces mean higher confidence for your teen and less complaining
- As a leading and experienced provider of Invisalign for Teens, we are experts at being able to work with many types of dental issues that, in the past, may have disqualified a candidate for Invisalign technology
To find out if Invisalign Teen is right for you or your teen, schedule your consultation today.