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  • Can Teens Use Invisalign? And Other Top Questions.

    March 20, 2018
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    Invisalign Teen straightens teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. These aligners are made with exact calculations to shift the teeth into their ideal position, giving a straighter, more beautiful smile. Changing to the next aligner moves the teeth a little more, as planned. Invisalign is worn about 22 hours a day and are removed to eat and to brush/floss. Dr. S. Kendall Dunn and Dr. Alex Schreiber answer some of the top questions about Invisalign below.

    Can Teens Use Invisalign?

    In many cases, yes! As long as teenagers can commit to wearing their Invisalign aligners the required amount of time, it’s a great choice for teens who would like more subtle treatment.  We find that most teens do a great job with wearing their Invisalign as the gradual results show week after week. 

    Why Do Teenagers Choose Invisalign Teen?

    Teens like Invisalign because it is virtually invisible and less interruptive to their lives and smile than traditional braces. They are comfortable and create less pressure on the teeth than wired braces as well. There are no food restrictions (we all like that), as the aligners are removed prior to eating. You can remove them prior to class photos or even for a special evening, as long as they are quickly replaced so they can do their job. Also, don’t forget sports! Teenagers can engage in physical activity without the danger of being poked or cut by wires or brackets – so no need to worry about braces during the big game. 

    Is Invisalign for Teens Faster than Metal Braces?

    Total treatment time averages 6-15 months depending on the case. The exact adjustments needed to create your smile are created with 3D scanning and calculations, so the movements are generally faster than with metal braces. And, there are fewer office visits, as no adjustments are required.

    Can Invisalign Fix All Orthodontic Problems?

    Invisalign can fix most common orthodontic problems like crowded teeth, spacing, and overbites. We will discuss your particular needs and how Invisalign fits into your orthodontic treatment during an initial consultation. 

    Is Invisalign Teen More Expensive than Regular Braces? 

    Invisalign treatment cost is similar to that of traditional braces. Costs are related to the severity of the case and treatment time required. We will give you an estimated time of treatment on your first appointment, and also provide a number of different payment plans and make treatment affordable. 

    Did we miss answering any questions that you may still have? 

    If so, just contact us. Just for Grins Orthodontics have offices in Montgomery, Wetumpka, and Millbrook, AL and would love to help you to get your perfect smile. A free consultation is just a few clicks away. 


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