Parents often come to the dentist armed with questions about why their child’s teeth are crooked. Truth be told, there are countless reasons, ranging from genetics to the age at which they lose their baby teeth.

In recent years, it has been more common than not for teenagers to spend a few years with braces on their teeth. While braces are excellent tools for achieving a straight smile, there are several disadvantages to this approach — not least the fact that metal aligners can be painful and expensive. The good news is that teenagers and parents alike now have another proven option: Invisalign

This innovative and effective method uses a series of clear trays, designed specifically for each patient’s unique dental needs, to gently shift teeth into their desired position. It’s ideal for teenagers who may be self-conscious about their appearance but are still wanting to help improve their smile.

Aésthetik Dental is an experienced Diamond provider of Invisalign, meaning we’ve helped countless patients achieve their dream smile. For parents looking to learn more about this cosmetic dentistry option, continue reading. If you still have questions, feel free to give our knowledgeable and friendly staff a call.

Invisalign for Teenagers: An Overview

As teenagers navigate their way through the many challenges that come with adolescence, the last thing they want to worry about is feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Enter Invisalign. The clear, nearly invisible aligners are custom-fitted to each patient’s teeth, offering a discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. 

It’s not only appearance-based issues that Invisalign can help with. Similar to braces, the clear retainers can counteract an underbite or open bite, both of which can affect the functionality of teeth. 

Whether your teenager is struggling with the alignment of their smile or crowded and gappy teeth, Invisalign is a discrete and proven solution. 

Why Choose Invisalign?

Still not convinced as to the benefits of Invisalign? Here are some of the top advantages we believe this teeth-straightening method has over its competitors:

  • Invisalign straightens teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires, making it a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing option than traditional braces. 
  • Invisalign is removable, meaning that brushing, flossing and eating should not be affected by wearing them. 
  • Generally speaking, most patients will find that the treatment time for Invisalign is less than for traditional metal braces. However, this will depend on the complexity of the individual case.
  • Similarly, Invisalign tends to be a cheaper option when compared to braces, but this will depend on the individual patient.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign

Keen to learn more? Here are some frequently asked questions parents have about Invisalign for teenagers.

At What Age Can My Teen Get Invisalign?

As every child’s dental needs and growth patterns are unique, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to when your teen can get Invisalign. However, typically the best time to start is once all their permanent teeth have come in, usually around the ages of 12-14. 

It is essential to seek professional orthodontic advice from Aésthetik Dental to determine if Invisalign is the right choice for your teen and their individual needs. We’ll be able to provide you with detailed, tailored advice about your child’s dental health and the best steps forward.

What Does the Process of Invisalign Involve?

As an experienced Diamond provider of Invisalign, the team at Aésthetik Dental have the process of outfitting the clear braces down to a fine art.

We start by booking your teen for a free smile consultation, which will enable us to confirm that this is the best treatment option for their needs. From there, our team will fit clear aligners and provide you with all the information and resources you need to continue your treatment at home. 

We make it easy to check in with our dentists, allowing progression tracking using scans from your phone, and scheduling regular appointments to confirm the treatment is progressing as expected.

If you have any further questions about the process itself, please contact our team today.

Does Invisalign Hurt?

Teenagers are much the same as adults in that they often have a fear that dental treatments are going to cause pain. While this is the case for some teeth-straightening options, including braces, Invisalign is a relatively pain-free procedure.

Some patients might feel slight discomfort during their first days of wearing a new set of aligners, while others may not experience any pain at all. It’s important to note that Invisalign is designed to gradually shift teeth into the desired position, so some pressure and discomfort is normal, especially during the first few days of a new set of aligners. 

 

If your teen is particularly anxious about visiting the dentist, please let our team know so we can do everything possible to make their experience welcoming and comfortable.

How Long Will My Teenager Need to Wear Invisalign For?

As a parent, you want to ensure that your teenager’s orthodontic treatment is as efficient as possible. While each individual case may vary, the recommended time for wearing Invisalign aligners is typically between 12 to 18 months. Factors such as the complexity of the case and the diligence of the wearer in following instructions can affect the duration of treatment. 

 

With regular check-ups with the orthodontist and proper care of the aligners, your teenager can achieve a beautiful, confident smile in no time.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Aésthetik Dental is passionate about improving the accessibility and affordability of our treatments.

 

The exact cost of Invisalign will depend on the complexity of the case; prices tend to range from $2,990 to $8,990. We offer payment plans and have partnered with a range of providers to help you help your teen improve the appearance and functionality of their smile.

Make an Appointment At Aésthetik Dental Today

To learn more about Invisalign for teenagers or to book a complimentary smile consultation, please contact our team today. We look forward to helping you and your teen!