Invisalign Teen – Oklahoma City, OK
Invest in a Confident, Beautiful Smile
Everyone deserves to have a beautiful smile, especially teens as they navigate some of the most challenging years of their lives. The last thing they need is to feel insecure about their teeth. Although alignment issues are common, they can be corrected easily with orthodontics. Your teen doesn’t need to worry about brackets and wires drawing added attention to their insecurities. Instead, they can feel confident using a nearly Invisible solution. Invisalign discreetly moves the teeth into their ideal positions to give your teen a confident, beautiful smile.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Traditional braces rely on brackets and wires to gradually pull the teeth into position. Invisalign uses a far different method. Dr. Isaacson uses an impression of your teen’s mouth to map the movement of their teeth using state-of-the-art technology. The information is fabricated to a series of clear plastic aligners worn over the teeth for at least 22 hours per day. After about 1 week, your teen will switch to the next aligner in the series.
Since teens are still growing and developing, their treatment plan is often shorter than that of adults. Although everyone’s plan differs, most teens are finished with their series in about 12 months. During this time, your teen will need to commit to their treatment plan and their oral hygiene to ensure unexpected complications don’t compromise their journey to a straight smile. At the end of their treatment, they’ll require a retainer to prevent their teeth from moving back into their previous positions.
How is Invisalign for Teens Different?
Invisalign treatment for teens differs from the traditional aligners to support their unique needs. When beginning treatment, many teens still don’t have all their permanent teeth. The aligners accommodate the eruption of new teeth using precisely planned movements.
We know teens can also struggle with changing their aligners on time. To make it easier to follow their treatment plan, there are compliance indicators on the aligners. The colored dots will fade over time, alerting your teen it’s time to switch to a new aligner.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign for Teens?
Each year, more teens are turning to Invisalign to achieve their dream smile because the clear aligners offer various advantages over traditional braces, such as:
- Nearly invisible for added confidence.
- Comfortable to prevent irritation to the inside of the lips and cheeks.
- No dietary restrictions.
- Easy maintenance and oral hygiene routine.
- Less time in the dental chair.
- Quick results.
Is My Teen a Candidate for Invisalign?
Your teen will require a thorough consultation with their dentist, Dr. Isaacson, to ensure the aligners can correct their bite and alignment needs. He will also consider your teen’s bone and jaw structure, dentition of their teeth, and their level of responsibility.
Dr. Isaacson will take the time to explain the treatment plan and address any concerns to ensure your teen feels confident about the road ahead. If you’re ready to invest in their smile, contact our office today to see if they are a candidate for Invisalign.