Invisalign Teen FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Teen
Even though metal braces correct crooked or crowded teeth, many teens feel embarrassed or self-conscious about traditional orthodontics. At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we understand and offer a practically invisible solution: Invisalign Teen. Instead of metal brackets and wires, your teen’s smile will be corrected using a series of clear plastic aligners. Below, Dr. David Alpan, your Los Angeles and Century City orthodontist, addresses a number of frequently asked questions regarding Invisalign Teen.
Does Aesthetic Orthodontics offer free initial consultations?
Yes. During the first visit, Dr. Alpan will perform a thorough examination to assess the cause and severity of your teen’s dental misalignment. From there, Dr. Alpan can decide if Invisalign Teen offers the best course for smile improvement.
How can parents ensure their teens wear the Invisalign aligners properly?
Yes. Each aligner includes a small blue dot on the end. If your teen wears the aligners each day for the recommended time, the blue dot will slowly wear away. This allows both you and Dr. Alpan to monitor your child’s aligner usage.
What happens if my teen loses an aligner?
We know that accidents happen. Kids misplace aligners and sometimes even throw them away at lunch by mistake. Invisalign can provide up to six replacement aligners in case of situations such as these. This gives parents peace of mind.
How long will my teen need to wear the aligners?
The comfortable Invisalign Teen aligners will need to be worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, every day. Total treatment time for Invisalign Teen may take between a year and 18 months. However, failing to wear an aligner for the prescribed period of time each day or simply forgetting to wear it one day can significantly increase treatment time.
How much does Invisalign Teen cost?
The cost of Invisalign Teen will depend on your child’s level of misalignment. Some insurance companies will cover Invisalign as well as other orthodontic procedures. At Aesthetic Orthodontics, we’re committed to helping every patient afford the treatment they need. We will help you file your claim and work with you to ensure financial issues don’t stand between your teen and a gorgeous new smile. We also offer financing options, layaway plans, discounts for paying in full, and we accept most major credit cards.
Learn More About the Invisalign Process from Your Beverly Hills CA Orthodontist
Interested in Invisalign but want to know what you can expect from the treatment? Dr. Alpan will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. You can schedule a consultation by contacting us at one of our three locations. Call our Los Angeles office at (213) 382-8228 or our Century City office at (310) 888-0066