Straighter Teeth Without the Hassle of Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces can be very effective for straightening teeth, but they’re not always necessary. While Dr. Stephen Grussmark of the Centre for Invisible Braces may recommend braces for severe cases, most teens can be treated with Invisalign Teen aligners. Learn more about this revolutionary orthodontic solution by calling (305) 441-1200!
What Is Invisalign Teen Treatment?
Invisalign Teen is a revolutionary clear aligner system crafted for the unique needs of growing teenagers. Tailored from the original Invisalign to adapt to the dynamic tooth changes teenagers undergo, this innovative treatment plan accounts for factors such as the emergence of wisdom teeth and the maturation of the mouth.
Advantages of Invisalign Teen
Candidacy for Invisalign Teen Aligners
Invisalign Teen is suitable for adolescents who have a full set of permanent teeth and are experiencing mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Here are some key considerations for determining candidacy:
- Age and Development: Invisalign Teen is designed for older teenagers who have most or all of their permanent teeth. Adolescents in the later stages of dental development are often better candidates.
- Type of Orthodontic Issues: Invisalign Teen is effective for addressing a variety of common orthodontic issues, including overcrowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. The severity of these issues will be assessed to ensure they fall within the treatable range for Invisalign.
- Patient Compliance: Successful Invisalign treatment requires a high level of patient compliance. Teenagers considering Invisalign should be responsible enough to wear the aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours and follow the orthodontist’s instructions.
- Commitment to Oral Hygiene: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial during Invisalign treatment. Candidates should be committed to brushing and flossing regularly to prevent issues like cavities and gum disease.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
Invisalign Teen utilizes a series of clear aligners made from a smooth, comfortable plastic material. The treatment process involves the following steps:
- Consultation: The orthodontist conducts a thorough examination and takes digital impressions or scans of the patient’s teeth.
- Customized Treatment Plan: Using advanced 3D imaging technology, a personalized treatment plan is created. This plan outlines the gradual movements of the teeth throughout the treatment.
- Aligner Production: A series of clear aligners are custom-manufactured based on the treatment plan. Each set of clear aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set.
- Wearing the Aligners: Invisalign Teen clear aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, and removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
- Regular Check-ups: Periodic appointments with the orthodontist are necessary to monitor progress and receive new sets of clear aligners.
- Treatment Completion: Once the final set of clear aligners is worn, the treatment is complete. However, a retainer may be recommended to maintain the newly aligned teeth.
Caring for Invisalign Teen Aligners
Proper care is essential to ensure the success of the Invisalign Teen treatment. Here are some tips for maintaining the aligners:
- Oral Hygiene: Brush and floss your teeth before reinserting the aligners to prevent plaque buildup.
- Cleaning Aligners: Rinse the aligners with lukewarm water and use the Invisalign cleaning crystals or a clear, anti-bacterial soap. Avoid hot water, as it can deform the aligners.
- Avoiding Staining Agents: Minimize consumption of colored or sugary beverages that can stain the aligners, such as coffee, tea, or soda.
- Storage: When not in use, store the aligners in their case to prevent loss or damage.
- Regular Check-ups: Attend scheduled appointments with the orthodontist for progress checks and to receive new sets of aligners.
Financing Invisalign Teen
Embarking on the path to a beautiful smile with Invisalign Teen is now more accessible than ever at the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics. Dr. Grussmark and our team believe in making orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone.
Choose from convenient payment methods:
- Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover for secure transactions.
- Automatic Payment: Hassle-free automatic deductions from your credit card or bank account.
Understanding insurance benefits is simplified:
- Lifetime Maximum Benefit: Learn about your insurance coverage’s lifetime maximum benefit for orthodontic services.
- Insurance Assistance: Our team assists with paperwork, ensuring a smooth process.
- Verifying Benefits: Confirm your coverage before treatment, with our team contacting your insurance company on your behalf.
For added support, we accept CareCredit and Springstone Patient financing options, offering flexibility for healthcare expenses, including Invisalign Teen. Transform your smile affordably with our commitment to accessible orthodontic care.
Frequently Asked Questions
In general, Invisalign clear aligners are less discomfort than traditional metal braces. However, some initial soreness or pressure may be experienced, which typically subsides with time. Consult with your orthodontist to learn more.
The duration of Invisalign Teen clear aligners treatment varies based on individual needs. Typically, Invisalign Teen treatment takes less time than traditional braces, making them a preferred choice. Your orthodontist can provide a personalized orthodontic treatment timeline during a consultation.
Invisalign Teen is designed for growing teenagers, typically starting around the early to mid-teen years. However, the suitability varies, and a consultation with your orthodontist can determine the optimal timing.
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners impose no dietary restrictions. Simply remove the aligners before meals and be sure to rinse them thoroughly before putting them back in. Teens can enjoy their favorite foods without worry, thanks to the removable nature of the aligners.
Enjoy Comfortable Orthodontic Care with Invisalign Aligners
Grant your teen the gift of a radiant smile without the encumbrance of metal braces. With Invisalign clear aligners, they can seamlessly navigate social circles, excel in sports, and achieve success without distraction.
To explore how Dr. Grussmark and our dedicated Coral Gables team can transform your teen’s smile, reach out to us at (305) 441-1200 or fill out our online contact form. We welcome patients from Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, and Brickell, FL.