Jarrell Orthodontics Home Page
Our Practice Philosophy
Pictures and info about our staff
Information about Dr. Kevin Jarrell
Information on starting treatment
Contests in our office
frequently asked questions about orthodontics
first aid for braces
Information about adult orthodontic treatment
Information about Invisalign
Information on our community activities
View photos of our office

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 and flossing.

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 of Invisalig:

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.