Many teenagers could benefit from orthodontic treatment, but they’re ready to run screaming in the other direction when the topic of traditional metal braces comes up. Dr. Georgy understands this reaction – maintaining a confident, polished look is very important in high school, and the last thing your son or daughter wants is to be showing off a “metal mouth” in their prom photos.
Thankfully, there’s now a new orthodontic technology that’s perfectly suited to teenage smiles: Invisalign® Teen Clear Aligners. Instead of noticeable wires and brackets, your loved one can wear clear aligners that blend in very well with natural teeth, helping them maintain a high level of self-confidence throughout the treatment process. Interested in learning more? Parents are always welcome to schedule a consultation at Glenpool Braces!
After completing an initial consultation to determine if Invisalign Teen is the best fit for your son or daughter’s unique orthodontic needs, Dr. Georgy will forward her treatment instructions to the Invisalign Laboratory. They will send back a 100% customized set of clear aligners, each one representing a distinct stage of tooth movement. Your teenager’s job is simple – they need to wear each aligner for a certain period of time (typically two weeks) before switching to the next one. Over time, these small shifts will add up to a big, beautiful transformation!
It’s important that our patients wear their Invisalign aligners for at least 22 hours a day, only removing them when enjoying a meal or brushing and flossing at home. The removable nature of the aligners means that there’s no irritating restrictions surrounding food and no tricky brackets or wires for decay-causing scraps to get caught under. Plus, no irritation thanks to poking orthodontic wires!
While Invisalign Clear Aligners and Invisalign Teen Clear Aligners have the same basic purpose and construction, there are some small differences that are well-suited to younger patients and their busy lifestyles, such as: