Over 5 million patients are smiling with more confidence thanks to Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign is a modern approach to teeth straightening that is virtually invisible. Dr Kaplan is a certified Invisalign provider.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisible way to straighten teeth that is specifically designed for your teen. Invisalign Teen treatment uses a series of clear, custom made aligners which your teen simply changes every week to efficiently shift their teeth into place.
What are the benefits?
Maintain good oral health - Invisalign aligners are removable so it is easy for your teen to brush and floss their teeth and maintain good oral health during treatment.
Smile with confidence during treatment - Start to see improvements in just a few months and best of all, your teen's friends won't even know they're wearing them.
With Invisalign treatment, your teen can continue to play sports without having to worry about injuries.
They can eat whatever they want - The aligners are completely removable, allowing your teen to eat all of their favourite foods.
Invisalign is ideal for your teen's busy schedule - Appointments are short, flexible, and are scheduled every 6-8 weeks, so they won't interfere with any other commitments.
Is it as effective as traditional braces?
If worn as recommended, Invisalign treatment can be as effective as traditional braces. In fact, for some cases such as open bites Invisalign can be the preferred method of treatment.
How long does it take?
If worn as recommended, Invisalign Teen takes the same amount of time as traditional braces. The actual length of your teen's treatment depends on the severity of the case. Simple cases can be complete in as little as 6 months or less. We will give you an estimate of how long treatment will take at initial consultation.
How much does it cost?
Invisalign costs vary depending on the complexity of treatment. If you have private health insurance with orthodontic coverage, Invisalign treatment is covered to a similar extent as braces.
Does my teen have to wear Invisalign all the time?
Invisalign aligners should be worn approximately 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every 7-10 days. They should be removed when eating and drinking.
How often does my teen need to visit the orthodontist?
Invisalign treatment often requires less time with the orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix. Once treatment starts, follow-up appointments are every 6-8 weeks to check progress and receive the next set of aligners. These progress appointments only last 15 minutes, so are easy to fit into your teen's busy schedule.
To learn more, contact us today or visit the official site for Invisalign teen.