Teens often feel awkward and embarrassed about their smile, but can feel even more awkward and embarrassed when wearing braces. Invisalign Teen® is a better option for many patients in the Atlanta, Vinings, and Smyrna, GA areas, and can be obtained from Smile Envy Dental Group.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen® is similar to regular Invisalign® but is geared more toward younger patients. The treatment is ideal for use on those who have lost most of their baby teeth, but have not yet had all of their permanent teeth fully erupt. Candidates for Invisalign Teen® are therefore normally between 10 and 14 years of age.
Parents are often concerned about teenagers losing or damaging their Invisalign® aligners. As such, the Invisalign Teen® program allows for the replacement of up to six aligners during the course of treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Since it is designed especially for teenagers, Invisalign Teen® will provide exceptional results in only a short amount of time. Invisalign Teen® also allows teenagers to straighten their smiles inconspicuously, so they will not have to worry about how others will perceive them. Some other benefits for teens include:
- The ability to eat whatever foods they desire
- Being able to freely participate in sports
- Fewer absences from school, since regular adjustments are not necessary
What is the Procedure for Invisalign Teen
With Invisalign Teen®, your child will wear a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until treatment is completed. These aligners must be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day in order to achieve the desired results. The aligners should be removed only when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing the teeth.
Preparing for Invisalign Teen
Your teen should have a complete dental examination to ensure there are no underlying issues that would interfere with Invisalign Teen® treatment. If it has been some time since the last dental cleaning, you may want to schedule one at the same time as your exam.
Recovery from Invisalign Teen
One of the best things about Invisalign Teen is the fact that there is no recovery period needed whatsoever. Once treatment is finished, it is over with for good. You won’t even have to schedule an appointment to have metal brackets removed — your child can simply stop wearing his or her aligners.
How much does Invisalign Teen ™ Cost?
Cost varies for each patient because each patient has a personalized treatment plan. Your insurance may cover all or part of the cost of Invisalign Teen®, and we will be happy to help you determine whether or not you have benefits. We also accept cash, personal checks, major credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
Is Invisalign Teen Right for Me?
If your teeth are not in proper alignment, you could suffer major dental problems down the road. Correcting these problems is much easier to treat before adulthood, which is why we recommend Invisalign Teen® for our teenage patients. Invisalign Teen® is an effective treatment that will give parents and youth alike the results they desire without many of the problems associated with traditional braces.
Why Choose Smile Envy Dental Group for Invisalign Teen®?
Dr. Lofters is very experienced at providing Invisalign Teen® treatment to our younger patients. He is devoted to providing each person with the custom treatment they deserve, and he will always treat your son or daughter with the utmost respect.
What to Expect During your Invisalign Teen® Consultation
Your teenager’s health and dental history will be discussed to ensure there will be no complications arising from treatment. Dr. Lofters will also discuss the Invisalign Teen® procedure with you, and help you compare it to other treatment options. When you are satisfied with your decision, a member of our finance team will go over your payment options, including CareCredit® financing.
Many parents find that their teenagers are unhappy with the idea of wearing braces. Parents who want the best for their children may want to consider Invisalign Teen®, which is a viable solution for hundreds of patients in the Smyrna, Vinings, and Atlanta, GA areas. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to schedule your consultation.