Invisalign for Teens

If your teen is weary of living with crooked teeth but also of metal braces, now is the time to consider a modern teeth straightening option. 

At Alencar Family Dentistry, we regularly recommend Invisalign Teen® as an efficient and convenient alternative to metal braces for teens. 

What is Invisalign Teen®?

The Invisalign® treatment straightens teeth using a series of transparent, plastic aligners. 

For teeth to move from their present misaligned position to a more correct location, pressure must be applied. Invisalign® applies a specific amount of pressure to gently shift teeth to their correct position.

Invisalign Teen® works by the same principles but is specifically designed for teenagers.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Teen®?

  • More Convenient

For the Invisalign treatment to work, it will take commitment from your teen to wear them for 20-22 hours each day. However, Invisalign Teen® is more convenient than metal braces as the aligners can be removed when eating, brushing teeth, playing sports, or for special occasions. 

  • Better for Self-Esteem

Most teens fear social stigma when wearing metal braces. Many feel insecure about looking different, become worried about standing out, and dislike the idea of going to school with a mouthful of metal. 

Invisalign Teen® is a nearly invisible solution for straightening teeth. This will allow your teen to smile every day without hiding.

  • Easier to Use

The Invisalign Teen® clear aligners are unbelievably easy to use. They function like a removable retainer, and the aligners can be put in and taken out when needed since they are not fixed in place. 

As long as a teen brushes their teeth after each meal, they can eat all their favorite foods and do not have to make any adjustments to their diet. 

  • Improved Oral Hygiene

Maintaining good oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign Teen® as the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing and before eating. This decreases the risk of food getting stuck in the braces and attacking your teeth or soft tissue. 

  • Treatment Duration

In general, a teen will have to wear the Invisalign Teen® aligners for about eighteen months. However, the duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of the misalignment. 

If your teen is interested in getting a straighter smile without the use of metal braces, contact Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 546-0301 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho to learn more about Invisalign Teens®.


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