What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is essentially just Invisalign treatment, specially made for teens. Invisalign is a system of custom clear aligners that gradually straighten the teeth. Your teen will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before switching to a new set. In as little as six months to 2 years, your teenager will achieve their desired smile they can enjoy for the rest of their life. Invisalign Teen removes the embarrassment that sometimes comes with wearing traditional braces. Instead, clear aligners make the treatment completely discreet allowing your teen to keep their confidence during the whole treatment.

How Does it Work?

Before we can start your teen’s Invisalign treatment, we must first make sure they’re a good candidate for the procedure. We can treat most cases with Invisalign. However, patients who have severe orthodontic issues might require traditional braces. Patients must also have good oral health before beginning orthodontic treatment.

Typically, we can begin Invisalign Teen treatment as soon as all permanent teeth have erupted. If Dr. Escoto or Dr. Mantovani find that your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign, they will take x-rays, photographs, and digital impressions of your teen’s teeth. They will use each of these to design your teen’s custom Invisalign treatment using computer software. Our cosmetic dentists know exactly where your teen’s teeth will look through every stage of the design. Once they’ve finished creating the treatment plan, they will send the information off to the Invisalign lab where they manufacture the aligners.

When the aligners arrive from the lab, your teen will wear their first set for two weeks or our recommended time before switching to the next set. During their entire treatment, they must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours per day to ensure their progress stays on track.

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

Your teen gets to experience a lot of amazing benefits when they choose Invisalign for their orthodontic treatment. Explore some of the benefits below.

Discreet – The aligners are made of thin, clear plastic and are nearly invisible to help your teen maintain confidence.

Convenient – The removable aligners make it easy to enjoy favorite foods and brush and floss without difficulty.

Comfortable – Teens can play sports, wind instruments and go about their daily life without experiencing severe discomfort or poking wires or scratchy brackets.

Predictable Results – With over 8 million smiles transformed with Invisalign, you can trust the intelligence and research that goes into the Invisalign design.

SmartTrack® Material – Each aligner uses SmartTrack material to make the aligners easier to remove and more comfortable to wear.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign can treat most of the same orthodontic problems as metal braces. Teens who experience any of the following problems can benefit from Invisalign Teen.

  • Crowding
  • Gaps
  • Crookedness
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites

We won’t know for sure if your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen until we meet with them in our office for a consultation. We are also happy to provide your teen with a second opinion for Invisalign if another dentist has told them they’re not a good candidate. If for any reason your teen isn’t a good candidate for Invisalign, we also offer traditional braces that work for anyone.

Start Straightening Your Teen’s Teeth with Invisalign in Miami Beach, FL Today!

Does Invisalign Teen sound like the perfect orthodontic treatment for your teen? If so, please contact SoBe dentist to find out if they’re a good candidate. Give us a call at (305) 535-2225 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Escoto or Dr. Mantovani today.