Invisalign & Invisalign Teen™
What is all the buzz about Invisalign and Invisalign Teen®? More and more are turning to the invisible power of this revolutionary dental technology because it offers them the results they want the way they want.
Let’s face it. Getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. What with school, sporting activities, all the fun things to do, you don’t want anything to get in your way. With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without having to deal with metal wires and brackets. That means you can still do all the things that make these the best times of your life.
No One Needs to Know!
Invisalign aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. In fact, they’re so comfortable, you may not even notice you’re wearing them either!
Eat Anything with Freedom!
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to eat certain things like popcorn and chewing gum. With Invisalign you’re free to eat all of your foods whenever you want because the aligners are completely removable.
Keep Doing What You Do!
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, a mouthful of metal can often prevent you from enjoying the things you want to. Invisalign helps you focus on doing what you want to do, and do best.
Increased Comfort with Wireless Design
No pokey wires! Invisalign aligners are sleek and fit snugly and smoothly to your teeth in your mouth. After some time, they will become normal to wear and you won’t even notice them.
See Your Results in Advance
Our 3-D imaging software can show you a preview for what your teeth will look like at the end of your treatment, so there is no guessing game. Have a teen that is dragging their feet about getting braces? Being able to envision your results is a great way to get motivated for treatment! Aligners are custom-made for your individual mouth shape and needs. This increases the comfort of the appliance in your mouth and gives it the fit you need for that invisible look.
Clean Your Teeth with Ease
You can clean your teeth easily without having to worry about using flossers to get in between brackets. Food does not become stuck on Invisalign aligners (unless you eat with them but we advise you not to) and no metal brackets are glued to your teeth. As always, it’s recommended to brush and floss your teeth twice a day, but this will be so much easier without having to work around metal brackets.
How Complicated is Invisalign Daily Maintenance?
Invisalign® aligners are easily cleaned and maintained by scrubbing them with a toothbrush and water. Alternatively, antibacterial hand soap and a toothbrush can boost your cleaning efforts if needed. Make sure you rinse the aligners (and your toothbrush) well before reinserting the aligners in your mouth. Invisalign also makes an Invisalign Cleaning System that you can purchase from their website.
How Soon Will I Achieve My Invisalign Results?
Each patient case is different but the average patient will complete his Invisalign treatment within 12 months. If you want to shorten your treatment time, dedicate yourself to wearing your aligners for the prescribed amount of time each day and don’t miss your office appointments. Also, strive to keep your teeth free from tooth decay--which can delay treatment completion dates. The treatment length time for patients using Invisalign Teen®, will be determined by the growth of their permanent teeth.
Save Time with Fewer Office Visits
You’ll have fewer office visits than those with traditional metal brackets. We know your time is valuable, and Invisalign saves you time by following a set teeth-straightening routine without having to come into the office to get brackets adjusted.
Straight Teeth Boost Health and Confidence
Crooked teeth add pressure on your teeth, especially when you chew. Food more easily becomes stuck in crooked teeth and are more difficult to clean than straight pearly whites. Studies have shown that having a straight smile makes you more confident and can even lead to more success in your home, school, and professional life. In a study of over 2,000 people conducted by Invisalign, a straighter smile resulted in 60% or more of the respondents feeling happier, more attractive and more confident following Invisalign treatment.
The poll also showed that straight teeth was second only to weight when it came to body insecurity, so straighter teeth improved their self-esteem. Almost 80% of those polled said that straightening their teeth was one of the most important things they’ve done.
Not only can straighter teeth offer you these amazing benefits, but straighter teeth have also been shown to decrease your risk for gum disease and tooth decay because straight teeth are easier to clean and take care of than crooked teeth.