Invisalign works for many different alignment problems, including overbites, underbites, crowding, gaps, and more. However, the first step is a consultation so we can make sure your teen gets the best results possible. If there are severe issues to correct, we may recommend traditional braces.
After we've determined that Invisalign is the best choice, it takes just a couple of visits to begin treatment. Here's what your teen can expect:
Throughout the treatment process, it's very important that your teen wears the trays at least 20-22 hours per day to get their results on time. You'll also return every 6-8 weeks for progress visits to make sure treatment is going as planned.
The most obvious advantage of Invisalign for teens is that they don't have the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. But there are many other important benefits as well:
There are a couple of key ways Invisalign Teen in Marquette differs from Invisalign for adults:
Invisalign has given over 6 million patients fantastic results (both teens and adults). If your teen wants to straighten their smile as discreetly as possible and you'd like to schedule a consultation, give us a call today!
If you’re considering a more aesthetically appealing solution for straightening your teen’s smile, Invisalign Teen is the solution! This amazing service is comfortable and discreet, making it perfect for your son or daughter. Many parents have questions about this treatment, which is why we’ve included the answers to some FAQ’s for Invisalign for teens in Marquette. Read on to satisfy your curiosity about this increasingly popular service.
Invisalign aligners are clear, which is why it may seem hard for parents to notice when their teens are actually wearing them. However, Invisalign Teen aligning trays come complete with a small blue dot on them, which wears away with use. This is a great way for parents and orthodontists to tell how often children are wearing the aligners.
We all know that accidents happen, but with teens, it seems like they’re much more frequent. Many kids can end up losing or even accidentally throwing away their aligners. Thankfully, Invisalign Teen comes with more replacement trays than traditional Invisalign, giving parents and their kids peace of mind during the treatment process. If they do lose one, call our office if you’re unsure which aligner to replace it with.
The cost of your teen’s Invisalign will depend on numerous factors, which is why it’s hard to provide a precise estimate without examining their smile first. Primarily, their misalignment will drive the price of treatment. Teens with more severe misalignment may need longer treatment, which requires more aligning trays, adding to the overall cost. The best way to receive an estimate is to schedule a consultation for your loved one. Dr. Potocki will carefully examine your teen’s smile before developing a personalized treatment plan with a better idea of the overall cost.
The time it takes for your teen to complete their treatment will depend on their specific smile as well as their commitment to the process. Most Invisalign Teen cases take between a year and 18 months, and on average, clear aligners tend to shift teeth faster than traditional braces. That said, failing to wear aligners or even forgetting to put them in for one day can set your teen’s treatment time back dramatically. That’s why it’s important that your son or daughter wears their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
Are you ready to get your teen started on a clear and comfortable option for straight teeth? Call our office today to set up an appointment!