Invisalign® Teen – Arlington Heights, IL
Clear & Confident Smiles for Your Loved Ones
Crooked and misaligned teeth can cause an embarrassing appearance for your teen, but it can also leave them more susceptible to tooth decay and gum disease. Thankfully, we offer an orthodontic option designed specifically for teens to help them achieve their dream smile! Our team of experts provide Invisalign Teen as a way for your loved ones to straighten their smile without using traditional braces. Keep reading to see how it’s possible!
How Invisalign Teen Works
Invisalign Teen utilizes a series of clear plastic aligners that are designed to gradually shift the teeth into place. Each aligning tray represents a different stage in the treatment. Your son or daughter will wear each aligner for about 2 weeks before switching to the next in the series. It is important for the success of the treatment that your teen wears their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. After about 10 to 18 months, they will complete the process and enjoy a beautiful, straight set of teeth.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
We offer Invisalign Teen because of these amazing advantages:
- Comfort: Designed with smooth plastic, your loved one won’t have to worry about metal brackets cutting or catching the inside of their mouth.
- Appearance: The teen years are some of the most socially awkward times in your child’s life, so why add embarrassing braces to make it worse? Instead, they can straighten their teeth without anyone knowing by using clear aligning trays.
- Speed: Invisalign can give your son or daughter the smile of their dreams in as little as 10 months. However, traditional braces will take at least 2 years to achieve these results.
Invisalign Vs. Invisalign Teen
Invisalign Teen is exactly the same as Invisalign in Arlington Heights except for 2 key differences. Invisalign Teen’s aligners come with little blue dots on them that wear away the more they are worn. This allows parents to keep track of how often their teens are wearing the aligning trays, and it helps incentivize kids to keep up with their treatment. Additionally, Invisalign Teen comes with a few extra aligners because younger patients are more likely to break or misplace their trays.
Candidates for Invisalign Teen
The best way to know if your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign is to come into our office for a consultation. One of our dentists in Arlington Heights will carefully examine their smile, their bite, and the alignment of their teeth before recommending Invisalign Teen. In some cases, bite problems are too severe for correction with Invisalign, which is why this initial consultation is so important.