Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth.
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Yes, in most cases! Dr Keenan can quickly assess your teen to see if they are suitable for Invisalign Teen. When worn according to the recommendations of an experienced Invisalign-trained orthodontist like Dr Keenan, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for the most common teeth-straightening issues. Invisalign can effectively treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth. The chances are very high your teen will be a great candidate for Invisalign. To find out for sure, please contact us to schedule an assessment appointment. Make sure that the Invisalign provider is a specialized orthodontist, with experience at moving teeth.
Invisalign can be used for teens who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition—this includes most teenagers. A trained Invisalign orthodontist should evaluate your teen’s specific dental issues to determine candidacy. If the orthodontist rejects your teen as a candidate, it is advisable to seek a second opinion, as each provider has a different level of experience treating with Invisalign.
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.
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. At Keenan orthodontics, we offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans as well.
Ideally Invisalign teen aligners are worn all the time except when eating and brushing the teeth! Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. In some cases the aligners can be changed more frequently. 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.
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.
Invisalign Teen often requires less time with your orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix. So less time for parents to take off work to bring their teens to appointments and less school time missed. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for between four to eight weeks.