What is Invisalign® Teen?
Invisalign for teens is a discreet way to straighten teeth without braces! At your teen’s free consultation, we will take scans and complete a full orthodontic exam to determine if they are an Invisalign® Teen candidate.
Invisalign works to straighten teeth over time, as each set of aligners is custom-made to move individual teeth in the ways prescribed by your orthodontist to achieve the best results. Invisalign® Teen is similar to Invisalign for adults; however, the clear aligners for teens include a compliance indicator that helps you and our orthodontists ensure your teen is wearing their aligners for the required 22 hours a day. Every few weeks, they will switch their current aligners for new ones as directed by your family orthodontist.
We understand that teens have active lifestyles that may result in misplacing or breaking their aligners more often than an adult patient might, so Invisalign includes additional replacement aligners in your teen’s treatment!
Many teens are self-conscious about the look of metal braces. Often referred to as “invisible braces,” Invisalign clear aligners for teens make it difficult for anyone to tell your teen is undergoing orthodontic treatment!
Invisalign aligners are removable for eating, brushing, flossing and special occasions, meaning no food restrictions and no extra work to clean teeth, with the added flexibility to remove the aligners at any time, unlike braces.
Invisalign clear aligners for teens are more comfortable than braces, as there are no brackets or wires to irritate your gums. The plastic teeth aligners are soft and flexible, allowing them to rest comfortably in the mouth.
Book a complimentary Invisalign consultation
Keep your teen’s smile on track! Learn more about Invisalign® Teen near you by scheduling a complimentary consultation with the expert family orthodontists at Rappahannock Orthodontics. We serve patients of all ages in Fredericksburg and Stafford with premier orthodontic treatments and compassionate care.