Invisalign pros and cons – is this the right treatment for your child?
If you’re a teenager or pre-teen who may require orthodontic treatment soon, and you live an active lifestyle, Invisalign Teen is an effective treatment option to fit your lifestyle. Our Invisalign patients, both teens and adults, never have to worry about food restrictions or embarrassing smiles. Imagine never having to worry about whether food might get stuck in your braces or whether you can safely play another volleyball or rugby game. Invisalign Teen makes it possible.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign aligners are completely removable, comfortable to wear, easy to clean and extremely discreet. But remember that to be completely effective, aligners must be worn at least 22 hours every day. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen offer many advantages over traditional braces such as shorter, less frequent appointments at our office as well as the ability to ‘see’ your final smile in 3D before your treatment even begins.
How long does treatment take?
The average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of your teen’s treatment depends on the severity of their condition and can only be determined by your orthodontist.
How much does treatment cost?
Invisalign Teen costs about the same as traditional braces. Costs for orthodontic treatment can vary with geography and with the complexity of treatment – see an Invisalign-trained orthodontist for full details. Also, check your dental insurance plan—orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen is covered by many dental insurance policies. And many orthodontists can offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans as well.
Does my teen have to wear aligners all the time?
Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Clinical study data show that teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended. Plus, Invisalign Teen has a built-in assurance check; each aligner has blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed, so the orthodontist can track compliance.
What happens if my teen loses an aligner?
Not to worry—Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free! In the event that an aligner is lost, you should inform your orthodontist right away.
How much time will my teen have to spend with their orthodontist?
Invisalign Teen often requires less time with your orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for every four to six weeks.
At DentalHouse, we are certified Invisalign and Invisalign teen providers. If you have any questions or you would like to arrange a consultation for yourself or your teen, contact us today.
To find out more about Invisalign, their products and their services, you can visit their website here.
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