Invisalign – Invisalign Teen Orthodontist
Dr. Alpan and his team are focused on keeping up with the latest technological advancements in orthodontics. Major changes over the last ten years have been made in the field of orthodontics resulting in the creation of invisible braces, Invisalign, invisibraces, incognito hidden lingual braces, Simpli 5 and other less visible orthodontic appliances. Align Technology, the makers of Invisalign, developed Invisalign Teen in 2008, and since then, Alpan Orthodontics has offered Invisalign Teen as a treatment option to our young adult patients. We have had incredible success with our teen patients. Some advantages are less number of appointments, less discomfort, no food restrictions and it is easier to keep all the teeth clean.
Invisalign Teen® uses the most current technology to straighten teeth. The system utilizes a series of clear aligners that straighten the teeth when worn for 22 hours per day. Each aligner has a small amount of movement programmed to be accomplished in 2 weeks if worn as instructed. Invisalign Teen is comfortable, painless, affordable, and is as effective as braces. Without braces and wires, our teen patients can have the confidence of a great smile even during treatment. Since it is easier to keep the teeth clean during treatment we see less white spots or cavities at the end of treatment. What makes Invisalign Teen slightly different from the adult Invisalign treatment option is that each aligner has a small, Blue Dot Wear Indicator. The indicator is a visual display of the patients’ progress. The indicator shows the doctor and the patient the amount of time the aligner was worn.
Compliance is the key to success while using Invisalign Teen. We are committed to excellent results, so Dr. Alpan and the team pay special attention at each appointment to insure the treatment results have been achieved. The Blue dot indicator gives us the opportunity to share progress of the treatment at each appointment. Since the success of each Invisalign teen treatment is a team approach, we are all dedicated to creating the best outcomes possible. At AO we include parents and family members in the process, so everyone can help support the success of the treatment.
To help you decide whether Invisalign might be right for your teen, please Request an Appointment and schedule a free consultation. If you are looking for more information go to our Frequently asked Questions
Is Invisalign Teen really clear and not noticeable?
Yes, all of our Invisalign patients love how clear and hidden their Invisalign aligners are. Due to technological advancements in orthodontics, there are more aesthetic options than ever, and Invisalign teen is one of the more popular options for teens. A growing number of younger adult patients request products such as Invisalign teen or incognito these days. However, compliance determines success when it comes to removable aligners instead of traditional braces for orthodontic treatment. Most teenagers don’t want visible metal braces anymore even with all the color choices. In the past we had to dress up the braces to make it fun, now we just don’t want anyone knowing you are in treatment. With options like Invisalign teen you don’t need to be embarrassed while getting your smile improved. We accept most orthodontic insurance and we offer easy payment plans with no interest. Request an appointment to schedule your no charge initial consultation at your earliest convenience.
How is Invisalign Teen different from Invisalign?
Invisalign Teen is a product that addresses the specific concerns of teens undergoing orthodontic treatment. It features specially engineered aligner features that address root control issues common in teenage patients, as well as the natural eruption of second molars. So the aligners can be changed and updated if more adult teeth are on their way in the mouth. This allows us to start earlier for teens.
Perhaps the most obvious sign that this product is geared toward young wearers is the blue compliance indicators that can be found on each aligner. These blue dots dissipate with wear, giving parents and the orthodontist an idea of how faithfully the aligners are worn by the patient. This feature is of particular importance, because Invisalign only works when the aligners are worn as directed. Parents love this feature and so do we.
Other than that, Invisalign Teen looks feels and functions in the same manner as the traditional Invisalign product. You can learn more about Invisalign by visiting our Invisalign page or request an appointment online.