Invisalign Teen

What Is Invisalign Teen?

If you’ve been in the market for orthodontics, you are probably aware of some the advantages that clear aligners, like Invisalign, can have for patients with mild to moderate treatment needs. Invisalign is low profile, discrete way to improve your smile. And because the aligners can be removed for meals, your diet doesn’t need to change. There’s now an Invisalign option specifically designed with adolescent and young adult patients in mind. It’s called Invisalign Teen.

What’s Special About the Invisalign Teen?

The new Invisalign Teen is just as comfortable and durable as the Invisalign trays that have been on the market for years, and they work on the same time-table. What sets them apart is the blue dot that works as a compliance indicator, disappearing over time as the aligner is worn constantly. It’s an easy way that patients and parents can be sure treatment is progressing as expected. Additionally, there are specialized eruption tabs to help guide adult teeth that have yet to erupt.

Core Benefits of Invisalign for Adults and Invisalign Teen

  • Clear aligners are practically invisible, so no one needs to know you’re getting orthodontic treatment.
  • Invisalign aligners only need to be worn for 22 hours a day, so they can be removed for meals and special events like public speaking.
  • Cleaning, brushing and flossing your teeth is just the same as it’s always been because there’s no need to accommodate brackets and other hardware that come with traditional metal or ceramic braces.
  • Invisalign aligners rarely cause irritation to the cheeks and gums the way regular metal or ceramic braces sometimes can.
  • You can have fewer appointments with your Woodbury or Stillwater orthodontists due to a reduced chance of complications and repairs compared to metal or ceramic braces.

  • Your Orthodontists in Woodbury and Stillwater

    If you’ve been reading about Invisalign Teen and you’re interested in making an appointment for a consultation, it’s easy to do. All you have to do is fill out our easy appointment request form or contact us and talk to our staff. They’ll set you right up with Dr. Henseler and Dr. Kocian to discuss your alignment needs.