Invisalign® Teen in Conover
Hass Family Orthodontics provides Invisalign Teen in Conover, NC. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 828-464-5300.
Just like the traditional Invisalign system, Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth and correct misalignments of the jaw, but there are some key differences that make it well-suited for younger patients. Invisalign Teen provides up to six complimentary replacement aligners should a patient break or lose them. From a design standpoint, Invisalign Teen aligners are made to accommodate teeth that are still erupting and they have a compliance indicator to allow parents and Dr. Hass to monitor whether they’re being worn as instructed.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Here’s why parents and teens love Invisalign Teen:
Invisalign Teen aligners are made with thin, clear plastic that fits the shape of your teeth, which means classmates and friends won’t notice that you’re wearing them.
Comfortable and Convenient
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen causes very little disruption to your regular routine. You’ll be able to eat anything you like and brushing and flossing won’t take any longer than it normally would since you can remove your aligners when needed.
Invisalign Teen can be used to address a number of orthodontic issues common in teens. Dr. Hass will plan how each of your teeth will move throughout treatment using Invisalign’s state-of-the-art software, giving Invisalign Teen predictable results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Teen
What is the minimum age for Invisalign Teen?
There are no age requirements for Invisalign Teen, but we will want to wait until all primary (baby) teeth have been lost before starting treatment.
Is Invisalign Teen good for teenagers?
Invisalign Teen is good for many teenagers, but it’s not a fit for everyone. Some complex orthodontic issues are best treated with braces. In addition, a patient must have the maturity to wear their aligners as directed and be trusted not to lose them.
Is Invisalign Teen faster than braces?
Invisalign Teen may be faster than braces in some cases, while in others, it may take longer. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners only work when you’re wearing them, so patients who take them out often and leave them out for long periods of time will often require a longer treatment time with Invisalign than they might have had with braces.
What are the disadvantages of Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is not a good fit for complex cases, which is one of its most significant disadvantages. The fact that aligners can be removed so easily is also a disadvantage for some patients who may make a habit of taking them out and forgetting to put them back in.
Can you tell if someone is wearing Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen really is virtually invisible. During your normal activities, from a distance, and in photos, most people won’t notice that you’re wearing them.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 828-464-5300.