Is InvisalignⓇ Treatment a Good Option for Teens?

InvisalignⓇ clear aligners are a great option for those seeking a more discreet solution to orthodontic treatment. Because of their almost invisible material, Invisalign treatment is increasingly becoming more popular among teens and adults as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Our talented family orthodontists in Georgia are here to work with you and your teen to decide if Invisalign treatment is right for them!

What is Invisalign Treatment?

Invisalign treatment is a type of orthodontic treatment consisting of a series of clear plastic trays designed to gently straighten teeth. The custom aligner trays are made from a 3D model of your teen’s smile with images taken by the state-of-the-art, handheld iTero 3D Scanner. These images help your orthodontist develop a treatment plan tailored just for your teen and see the future of their smile by creating a digital model of how their smile will look after treatment.

The aligner trays cover the fronts and backs of their teeth and gently move them into position. Typically, your teen will wear the aligners for 22 hours a day and change them out for a new set every two weeks. Your orthodontist will provide the best schedule to ensure the safest and most effective path to a straighter smile. 

The Benefit of Invisalign Treatment for Teens

Invisalign treatment provides many great benefits for effectively achieving the smile of your dreams. When you schedule a complimentary consultation, one of our Georgia orthodontists will discuss these benefits with you and your teen and see if Invisalign clear aligners are the solution to their smile needs!

  • Invisalign clear aligners are transparent, leaving them almost invisible on your teen’s teeth!
  • Invisalign clear aligners are removable, so there aren’t any food restrictions to worry about during treatment.
  • The clear aligners are smooth and comfortable – there’s no irritation from brackets or wires with Invisalign treatment.
  • Your teen can remove the aligner trays when it’s time to brush and floss, so they can continue their normal dental hygiene routine.
  • Treatment time is often shorter with Invisalign treatment than with traditional braces. 
  • Invisalign clear aligners are great for athletes and musicians! They can be removed if they’re uncomfortable, and there is less risk of an injury or damage to braces. 

At What Age Should Teens Get Invisalign?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends bringing your child in for their first orthodontic evaluation by age seven. This timeline allows your orthodontist to determine the best plan of action and discuss future treatment options.

Children typically begin Invisalign treatment around age 12, but some can begin as early as age seven. During the initial consultation, your orthodontist will identify any potential dental issues, survey which teeth are still coming in, and evaluate your dental and medical history to help them build a treatment plan. 

All of these steps will factor into your orthodontist’s decision of whether or not Invisalign treatment is the right fit. Our smile professionals at Family Orthodontics of Georgia will make sure your teen receives the treatment their smile deserves!

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment Take?

On average, Invisalign treatment takes approximately six to 10 months. The length of treatment is based on your teen’s individual needs and the treatment plan your orthodontist developed at the consultation appointment. 

The key to successful Invisalign treatment is consistency. Wearing the aligners as instructed will help guarantee your teen achieves their best smile quickly and efficiently. If not worn as prescribed, it will take longer to see results and treatment will be prolonged. Talk to your orthodontist about the best way to reach the end goal of a brand-new smile!

Have More Questions About Invisalign Treatment? Call Today!

If you have further questions about Invisalign clear aligners, or you’re searching for an orthodontist near you, contact Family Orthodontics Georgia today! We have 23 convenient, metro-Atlanta locations waiting to help you get the smile of your dreams.

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