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.
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.
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.
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**
Aligner vs. Braces
Both modern clear aligners and traditional wire and brackets straighten teeth, but there are some key differences between the two options.
This chart is designed to help you understand those differences to help you make the best decision about your orthodontic care.
|Easily removable so you can eat and drink what you want.|
|Great option for active lifestyle.|
|One-week wear, which minimizes impact of lost aligners.|
|Treatment provides fewer negative impacts on quality of life.|
|Requires a retainer after treatment to keep teeth in place.|
|Ease of Use|
|Compliance indicator option to ensure proper wear.|
|Stay affixed to the teeth so you can’t lose them.|
|Removable so can easily brush and floss to maintain oral health meaning potentially less plaque and gingival inflammation.|
|Must use special threaders to floss teeth.|
|Colorful bracket and rubber band options.|
|Straightens teeth to achieve orthodontic goals and improve your smile.|
|No wires or brackets to cut or irritate your lips and cheeks.|
|Less pain is reported during treatment among adults and teens.|
|On average, faster treatment times.|
|Less emergency visits for things like broken brackets and pokey wires.|
|Requires less time in the patient chair.|
|Adjustments needed approximately every 6–8 weeks at doctor’s office.|
|Pick up new trays and check progress approximately every 10 weeks at our office.|
* With weekly aligner changes, compared with two-week aligner wear
** The Invisalign Teen Confidence Survey was conducted in 2014 and polled 3,577 U.S. teenagers ages 13–17 and 2,118 U.S. mothers of teens ages 13–17; plus an oversample of 101 mothers of teens ages 13–17 who wear or have worn Invisalign clear aligners. The survey was conducted by Kelton, a leading global consumer insights and research firm.
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