Orthodontic treatment does not always have to include traditional braces; teens are now great candidates for Invisalign. Advancements in Invisalign technology now allow us to treat more teens with exceptional results.
Invisalign aligners are clear, removable trays that are worn to gradually move teeth in a controlled and prescribed manner. Aligners can be removed for special events, such as senior photos, school dances and the inevitable driver’s license photo! When the aligners are in, they provide a discreet option for orthodontic treatment. With today’s active teenagers, they make a great choice to students preparing to go off to college or who have active, busy schedules.
Aligners are changed every two weeks to provide consistent progress through treatment, however patients typically only need to come in for appointments every two to three months. Because the aligners are removed for meals and snacks, parents do not need to worry about broken appliances form food choices.