Your Teen Will Love Invisalign® for Teens Treatment
At New England Orthodontic Specialists, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, and Invisalign for Teens helps us do that. Invisalign doesn't use brackets, wires and bands like traditional braces.
Invisalign® for Teens
At New England Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that there is a certain stigma associated with wearing braces as a teen. Invisalign Teen is an excellent alternative for teenagers worried about their appearance in braces.
At your initial consultation in our Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, or Topsfield office, Dr. Diana and Dr. Neil will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens is the best option for your unique smile.
The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of sporting metal braces, New England Orthodontic Specialists Invisalign patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want.
This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces.
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!
Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil, you’ll find out if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Is Invisalign for Teens Right for You?
The Invisalign system can be used in many orthodontic cases. We’ll determine if your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign during their initial consultation.
Our doctors will perform a comprehensive examination and a thorough review of your specific situation and discuss all the options with you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
At your first visit, we’ll use our intraoral camera and 3D technology to create a digital impression of your teeth. Once we have an accurate representation of your mouth, Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil can create a customized treatment plan that will be used to create your custom aligners.
Each tray is designed to apply gentle pressure on your teeth, slowly moving them to the proper position. Throughout your treatment, your orthodontist is closely monitoring the movement of your teeth and making adjustments as needed to achieve a successful end result.
We understand that wearing an aligner close to full-time is a big responsibility for adults, let alone teenagers. That’s why Invisalign for Teens comes with a blue indicator that will fade as your teen wears their aligners. This lets us know if your teen is meeting their wear time requirements.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
There are plenty of benefits of Invisalign for Teens to get excited about.
Perhaps the biggest benefit is that your teen can eat the foods they’ve always loved. With braces, there are lots of foods your teen would have to avoid many favorite foods. The aligners are removed for meals, and you don’t need to worry about breaking anything.
With Invisalign, teens don’t have to worry about embarrassing metal braces in their yearbook photos or on social media sites. The trays are made from a clear plastic that’s far less visible than braces. Most people won’t know they’re undergoing treatment.
Additionally, the Invisalign trays are often more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces. Because they’re removable, brushing and flossing is a breeze. Traditional braces require special care to avoid tooth decay and gum disease during treatment.
Perfect for Busy Families
If an aligner tray is damaged or lost, your teen may be able to move on to the next tray in the series. Unlike damaged braces, an immediate appointment is usually not necessary.
Invisalign treatment also requires fewer appointments throughout treatment than braces. Invisalign can be an ideal solution for those going away to school or for those with busy schedules who can’t come in as often.
Great for Active Teens
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens in Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, and Topsfield who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Diana and Dr. Neils’s expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Doesn't Cost More than Traditional Braces
At New England Orthodontic Specialists, we understand that every patient's needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. In most cases, Invisalign's cost is comparable to traditional braces and is covered by most dental insurance plans.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The New England Orthodontic Specialists team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Diana or Dr. Neil can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Diana and Dr. Neil at our Beverly, Salem, South Hamilton, or Topsfield office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.