Your Teen Will Love Invisalign® Treatment
Here at The Smile Patio Orthodontics, we provide tailor-made solutions for our clients, which include Invisalign for teens. Teenagers are understandably excited about dental alignment, as this specialized treatment aims to improve the patient's appearance and oral health status.
Invisalign offers a unique experience for teenagers, and Dr. Albaugh can help you and your family leverage these advancements in orthodontics to help your teenager get the best version possible of their smile.
Invisible Aligners for Visible Results
The most recognizable aspect of Invisalign for teens is that the aligners are almost invisible to the naked eye. The BPA-free plastic used for the trays is almost completely transparent, meaning teenagers can wear their aligners in school and while playing sports without anyone noticing them.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens in Vista, CA
No Limitations On What to Eat
Some of our teenage patients come to the office worried because they have friends with braces who can't eat popcorn, tacos, or chewing gum! If you were using braces to fix your smile, we would also tell you not to eat those things, as they can damage your braces. Fortunately, that won't be your case because the aligners are removable, meaning you can take them off to eat whatever you want.
Easier Time Brushing Your Teeth
Your aligners are removable, meaning you can take them off when required. There's no better time to take off your aligners than when you have to brush your teeth... well, maybe you could count mealtimes, but we digress. Teenagers can take off their aligner trays after having a meal to brush their teeth as they would do before starting their orthodontic care. Keeping your teeth clean during orthodontics is essential if you want to achieve your desired results!
Continue With Your Daily Activities
Teenagers who play a musical instrument or are actively participating in sports won't have the same concerns as patients with braces. The plastic material used for the trays won't irritate or hurt the inside of your mouth during sports, and it's easier to adapt to these trays than to braces when playing a wind instrument.
What to Expect From Invisalign for Teens?
How Much Is Invisalign for Teens?
We work hard to help our patients find affordable solutions. Invisalign is a bit more expensive than treatment with traditional metal braces; however, each teenager's treatment cost will vary according to several factors, such as the complexity of the patient's orthodontic problem.
You will be glad to know as a parent that there are several financing options available to make this a viable option for your child's dental alignment needs, and considering how many dental insurance plans include orthodontic coverage, you might not have to worry too much about the monthly cost of your teenager's treatment with Invisalign.
Can I Play Sports With Invisalign?
Sure you can! In fact, it's designed to not get in the way of your usual routine. Patients who wear braces have to wear a mouthguard to avoid damage to the inside of their cheeks or irritating their lips. Not to mention that when suffering direct impact to the face in contact sports or other activities, patients with braces can suffer a lot of damage. This won't happen as a direct result of you wearing Invisalign aligners.
Invisalign Is Perfect for a Busy Schedule
We say this because your aligner trays won't need periodical adjustments, meaning you won't have to take additional time to come back to our orthodontic office in Vista as often as you might fear. Similarly, each visit requires less time as your orthodontist can quickly check progress and give you the new set of aligners before you carry on with your usual activities. Usually, Dr. Albaugh will require that each teenager with Invisalign come back to the office every 8 weeks.
You Are Responsible For Wearing Your Aligners
Considering that you should wear your aligners anywhere between 20 and 22 hours every day, we highly recommend you avoid taking them off for trivial things. Sure, you can remove your aligners for special occasions, during mealtimes, and to brush your teeth, but you shouldn't go too long without them, as you'll risk reducing the treatment's efficiency.
Get Your Invisalign Clear Aligners With Us
Dr. Albaugh is a qualified and board-certified orthodontist with several years of experience. If you want to find a reliable provider of Invisalign, you should look no further and get in touch with our office.
The initial consultation is all about figuring out what your case requires and checking if Invisalign is ideal for your case.
Teenagers deserve to have a beautiful and straight smile. Invisalign will allow you to achieve just that without keeping you from participating in the activities that you love or from attending social events where you will create long-lasting memories.
Invisalign can help you fix:
- Crowded teeth,
- Uneven spacing,
- Jaw malocclusion.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Albaugh at our Vista, CA office to learn if Invisalign is right for you in Vista, CA.