For many teens braces is not an option. Invisalign teen is a great way to straighten your teeth in Richardson, TX, without having wires and braces. There are many advantages to clear aligner therapy so let’s walk through the process
Invisalign teen in Richardson, TX
What makes Invisalign teen different than regular Invisalign? There is a little blue indicator on each individual tray that allows the orthodontist and parents to make sure the patient is wearing the trays well.
Invisalign teen is meant for those active teens who want to straighten their teeth with clear aligners but do not want to wait until they are adults.
What’s the process of Invisalign Teen?
After your initial consultation we will take a scan of your mouth and send it off to Invisalign.
Within a few weeks you will come back to the office so we can deliver the trays and attachments. We will likely give you 8-12 trays so that you can enjoy the clear aligners without having to come to our orthodontic office too much.
At the end of treatment you will receive retainers to keep your teeth straight.
What to expect with clear aligners?
Make sure to wear your aligners 22 hours a day and to keep them clean. You will take your Invisalign trays out to eat, brush and floss
The more you wear your aligners the better your treatment outcome will be.
Clear aligners allow you to brush and floss like normal as you will remove the trays for your oral health.
What problems can Invisalign teen correct?
Invisalign teen is made to correct minor tooth rotations and spacing. This is a great treatment for teens who are responsible and will not lose any trays.
You must keep in mind that Invisalign takes a little more dedication than traditional braces as you are able to remove the trays by yourself.
It’s important to realize that clear aligners will only work if worn for at least 22 hours a day. If you do not wear them for long enough than your treatment will likely get extended.
If you want your Invisalign treatment and you’re a teen, come on in to Thrive Dental in Richardson for your free orthodontic consult to see if you’re a good candidate.
We can’t wait to meet you!