Invisalign Teen

Invisalign for teens.

Creating A New Smile Behind The Scenes

Your kids’ teenage years are the prime time for their development and growth, which is why so many teens get braces around this time. Not only is creating a new, perfect smile easier during this time, it sets your kids up for a future full of radiant, healthy smiles. However, many kids don’t see the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces as ideal, which is why Invisalign Teen is the perfect solution! 
At Lindsey Orthodontics, we’re the experts when it comes to creating new smiles, so just contact us to schedule an appointment, or to learn if Invisalign Teen is right for your family! We proudly serve the communities of Locust Grove, Griffin, and the surrounding areas.

How Does Invisalign Teen Work?

Invisalign Teen gets rid of the metal brackets and wires and replaces them with multiple sets of clear, plastic aligners. What is a clear aligner you ask? Basically, it's a thin plastic covering or “tray” that fits over your top and/or bottom teeth that applies a small amount of targeted pressure to move your teeth, just like braces would. You'll wear each tray for two weeks or so, to shift your teeth slightly, and then you'll go on to the next, which is slightly different. Over time, all of the small movements will add up to create your perfect smile.

As a special feature for Invisalign Teen, the aligners have small dots called “compliance indicators” which fade as they are worn. This will help the orthodontist see if your kids are wearing their aligners or not. Also, since your teen’s teeth are still developing, the aligners have “eruption tabs” that are designed to hold space for teeth that have not yet fully erupted.

Is Invisalign Teen Better Than Braces?

While braces are still a very effective method for straightening teeth, Invisalign Teen is a marvel of orthodontic technology that has improved the experience of getting a new smile immensely.  Some advantages compared to traditional braces include:

  • Completely Removable - you can take your aligners off to eat your favorite foods!
  • Practically Invisible - more aesthetically pleasing and discreet
  • Custom Made For Comfort - aligners made to fit your teeth perfectly
  • Durable - made from a strong plastic that can withstand wear and tear
  • Easy To Clean - easily removed to brush your teeth, floss, and clean the aligners as a part of your normal oral hygiene routine.

With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder why so many teens are excited to get Invisalign Teen. 

How Long Does Invisalign Teen Treatment Last?

Invisalign teen aligner.
The aligners need to be worn about 22 hours a day, only being removed for eating and cleaning, and each set of aligners is worn for about 2 weeks before switching to the next set. The total length of treatment depends on how many sets of aligners are needed to achieve that final, ideal positioning for the teeth, which can vary from patient to patient.

Can I Get Invisalign Teen?

Are clear aligners right for you? It all depends on what kind of orthodontic treatment you need after you have an initial consultation with your orthodontist. Not all patients are eligible for Invisalign Teen, but traditional metal braces still work best in some situations, and many teenagers still get them all the time.

Schedule An Appointment With Us!

To give your teens the gift a healthy, perfect smile for years to come, contact us at Lindsey Orthodontics to schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign Teen is right for them. We also offer Invisalign for adults and a range of other professional orthodontic services to the families of Locust Grove, Griffin and the surrounding communities. We look forward to welcoming you and your teens into the Lindsey Orthodontics family of happy patients! 

Lindsey Orthodontics

  • Griffin Office - 120 W. College St., Suite A, Griffin, GA 30224 Phone: 678-688-4467
  • Locust Grove Office - 4080 S. Hwy. 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248 Phone: 770-914-7994

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