Clear Braces for Your Teenager
Is your maturing teenager eager to straighten their smile without dealing with the embarrassment of wearing metal braces? Here at Brooklyn Heights Dental, we offer a subtle, more predictable treatment that won’t interrupt your child’s teen years — Invisalign Teen.
Just like the adult Invisalign aligners, Invisalign Teen utilizes the same series of removable clear aligners that straighten teeth millimeter by millimeter each week. Unlike traditional metal braces, they’re much more discreet and more comfortable, allowing your teen to live life with more confidence.
A Progressive Treatment
Invisalign Teen can treat a wide range of aesthetic dental imperfections such as crooked teeth, crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, crossbites, and underbites. Only highly experienced and trained Invisalign providers like Dr. Stanislaus can determine if Invisalign Teen is the proper orthodontic treatment for your young adult.
After an initial consultation, Dr. Stanislaus will take digital impressions of your teen’s teeth. From there, clear plastic aligners are created using innovative, 3D technology that maps out the movement of their teeth. The aligners are custom-made and shaped to fit precisely on their developing teeth to allow for their permanent teeth to move easily and comfortably.
Keep Your Teen Accountable
At the beginning of their treatment, teens may be discouraged to wear their aligners because it can cause them to have a slight lisp or excess saliva. It’s important for you, as a parent, to ensure your teen wears their Invisalign trays for a minimum of 22 hours every day.
They should only be removing them for eating and cleaning, and in some cases, for their extracurricular activities so they don’t get damaged.
When Should Your Teen Change Their Aligners?
Invisalign Teen aligners have a Blue Dot Wear Indicator that fades away over a two week period and helps you and your teen stay on track with their treatment. It’s a signal to let you both know when the next set of aligners are needed.
Our clear braces for teenagers are completely removable, promotes better oral hygiene, and offers a virtually pain-free experience with less irritation to the mouth and gums than traditional braces.
What Can Your Teen Eat?
It’s likely that most young adults don’t always like to follow rules. For teens who wear traditional, metal braces, there are many dietary restrictions that they don’t typically follow.
With Invisalign Teen, your teenager can indulge in all their favorite foods whenever they want. Being able to remove the aligners whenever they eat allows them to enjoy all kinds of foods and drinks, without interrupting their treatment process.
Invisalign Conforms to Your Teen’s Lifestyle
Unlike traditional braces, teens can enjoy the freedom of removing their clear aligners for special occasions like high school prom, graduation, or perhaps even their first date.
Invisalign Teen also adapts to the busy schedules of fast pace teen lifestyles by offering free replacement aligners in the event they get lost or thrown away.
Enables Your Teen to Smile Joyfully
Teens are smiling more during and after treatment with Invisalign Teen because of the virtually invisible nature of the aligners. Our Brooklyn teenage patients are experiencing increased self-confidence and self-esteem both in and out of school with their new smiles and straight teeth.
Bring your teen in today so they can enjoy the comfort and appearance Invisalign Teen offers as their smile successfully advanced with them through their high school years.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you need to be for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is designed for patients who have permanent dentition and already lost all their primary (baby) teeth. As a result, most patients who are younger than 12 years old won’t qualify. If you aren’t sure about your son or daughter’s eligibility, Dr. Stanislaus can evaluate their teeth and determine the ideal treatment plan for their specific needs.
How do I know if my teen is wearing their aligners enough?
In order to ensure successful results, your teen will need to wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Many parents wonder how they can possibly keep track of their teen’s treatment and make sure they’re following instructions.
Thankfully, the aligners feature a blue dot indicator to help you monitor if your teen is following instructions. If the small blue dot doesn’t fade by the end of the day, you’ll know they aren’t wearing their aligners enough.
Schedule your Teen’s Invisalign Consultation Today!
Contact Dr. Stanislaus to learn more about how you can help transform your young adult’s smile today with Invisalign Teen. As a certified Invisalign provider, your teen’s new smile will be radiating more confidence than ever before.