Let's face it. Teens are busy these days. Between school, sports,
and hanging out with friends, you have more than enough to occupy
your time. So getting metal braces is not at the top of your list
of favorite things to do. You want the confidence of a great smile
- let Invisalign Teen® get you there,
with the virtual invisibility of our clear aligners.
Just as the Invisalign System from Align
Technology was a significant breakthrough in comprehensive
adult orthodontic treatment, Invisalign Teen®
represents the same kind of treatment breakthrough for teens.
Invisalign Teen® has all the benefit
of traditional Invisalign and more!
With the traditional Invisalign System, an orthodontist's diagnosis
and treatment plan for straightening the patient's teeth is combined
with the latest in 3-D computer graphics technology. The System
enables orthodontic treatment in discrete stages from an initial
to a final position. Each custom-made, clear appliance (or aligner)
is manufactured by Align Technology to meet the orthodontist's
specifications. Final fitting and delivery of the aligners occurs
in the orthodontist's office.
The nearly undetectable appearance of the Invisalign® appliance
is ideal for many teens who want straighter teeth, but do not
want to wear traditional braces. Each pair of Invisalign aligners
(one for the upper arch and one for the lower arch) is worn for
approximately two weeks before changing to the next pair in the
treatment plan. Aligners are only removed for eating, brushing
While Invisalign Teen® works the
same way as Invisalign for adults, we've made it even easier for
teens to track their progress. Each aligner has a Blue Dot Wear
Indicator in an inconspicuous location that is designed to fade
over a two-week period, letting the patient know when a new aligner
tray needs to be used.
Plus, we know that things can happen, like when you accidentally
throw out your aligner with your lunch bag. That's why you get
up to six free replacement aligners. Mom will be happy about that.
So, you have made the decision to get the smile of your dreams.
You want to get your teeth straightened and you want to know if
Invisalign Teen® would work for
you. What's your next step? First, talk it over with your parents.
Then if everyone agrees it is time to perfect your smile, pick
up the phone and give us a call. At your complimentary initial
consultation, we can tell you whether or not you are a candidate
for Invisalign. You will never know until you make the call!
There are four primary benefits
1. Invisalign® is nearly invisible
– you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
2. Invisalign® is removable – you
can eat and drink what you want in treatment; you can also brush
and floss normally to maintain good oral hygiene.
3. Invisalign® is comfortable –
there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation;
no metal or wires also means you spend less time in the doctor’s
chair getting adjustments
4. Invisalign® allows you to view
your own virtual treatment plan before you start – so you can
see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete.
Please note: Treatment with Invisalign aligners will not work
for everyone. To find out if Invisalign Teen is right for you,
please contact our office to set up a complimentary
initial consultation. At this appointment Dr. Jarrell will
inform you if Invisalign is right for you, and if not, what other
options are available to you.