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Invisalign for Teens: What You Should Know

Invisalign Teen is a customized orthodontic solution for our adolescent patients. This innovative clear aligner system helps your teen achieve a better smile faster. With Invisalign Teen aligners, your child can enjoy the journey to a better smile with more freedom!

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What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen aligners utilize custom-made, clear aligners to gently shift your teen’s teeth into place. These aligners are made of a proprietary transparent material that seamlessly blends into the teeth, providing maximum comfort for their smile! These aligners also feature compliance indicators, just to make sure your teen is wearing them regularly.

Can Teens Get Invisalign?

Invisalign has a proven track record for correcting various orthodontic issues including gaps, bite misalignments, crooked and crowded teeth, and more. During your teen’s complimentary consultation, we will assess your teen’s specific needs and devise a tailored treatment plan. Drawing from our expertise and data from millions of successful Invisalign patients, we aim to achieve the best outcome for your teen. 

For more complex cases, braces may be necessary. We offer metal and clear braces options to accommodate any teen’s needs and lifestyle. Schedule an appointment to learn whether your teen can benefit from Invisalign! 

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

Invisalign for teens is a popular option with our patients, and for good reason! Some of the benefits of Invisalign include: 

How Much Does Invisalign for Teens Cost?

The price of Invisalign teen aligners at our practice varies from $2,500 to $7,500. Factors affecting coverage include treatment length, case complexity, compliance and more.

We want all our patients to receive the treatment they need with less financial stress. Learn more about our affordable payment plans and other financial options.

Do Teens Do Well with Invisalign?

The outcome of Invisalign treatment depends on the patient’s active involvement. Since the aligners must be worn 20-22 hours a day to work well, it’s imperative to wear them diligently. Teens who are dedicated to Invisalign’s wearing requirements tend to have great results! 

How is Invisalign for Teens Different than Adult Invisalign?

Invisalign Teen aligners are similar to Invisalign for adults, but with some minor differences. Invisalign for Teens have a small, color-changing dot that goes from blue to clear/white as they are worn more frequently. This allows our orthodontists to monitor compliance with the recommended wearing time, especially for forgetful or busy teens.

If a set of aligners is lost or broken, there are more replacement trays included with Invisalign Teen so the treatment stays on track. This is a major advantage of Invisalign Teen!

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What If My Teen Loses An Invisalign Tray?

Since we have all the data we need to create your teen’s custom aligners, they can easily be re-fabricated. However, if it’s close to the time for a new tray change, Dr. Dhingra may suggest advancing to the next set of trays early.

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How Long Do Teens Wear Invisalign?

Teens are advised to wear their aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours daily, and will wear each aligner for 1-2 weeks at a time.

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What Foods Are On The Forbidden List?

As the aligners are taken out for eating and drinking, there are very few restrictions on your teen’s diet during treatment. For teens who wear rubber bands with their Invisalign, it is advised to avoid hard/sticky foods to prevent breakage.

Is There A Downside To Invisalign Teen?

To get the best results from Invisalign treatment, your teen must wear the aligner trays daily for 20-22 hours. This requires their dedication and commitment to the process. 

Invisalign also may not be suitable for complex orthodontic concerns. Your teen may be better off getting metal or clear braces instead.

How Long Does The Invisalign Treatment Take For Teens?

We can provide you with the estimated treatment duration during your visit to our office. The typical treatment duration ranges from 6 to 18 months, though teens with more complex alignment issues may take longer. The exact treatment time with Invisalign Teen may vary based on the frequency of aligner change. 

Since teens are supposed to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day, excessive removal can prolong treatment time. Committing to and properly caring for their aligners is key to having a successful experience with Invisalign for teens.

How To Clean & Care for Invisalign Teen

Practicing good oral hygiene is crucial for maintaining a healthy smile after orthodontic treatment. One advantage of Invisalign aligners is that they can be removed before brushing, making their daily dental hygiene routine easier. 

Your teen should follow a few extra steps to keep their plastic aligners in good condition. Check out our page on how to clean and care for Invisalign.

Your Local Expert in Invisalign Teen Treatment

At Dhingra Orthodontics, we’re ready to support your teen in their Invisalign journey. We strive to be more than just your typical orthodontic office. Our top priority is to make the alignment process as enjoyable as possible. Come experience our personalized approach to achieving a smile that shines today!