Invisalign Teens® is a series of clear and removable aligners made
tailored to your child’s teeth. Because the clear aligners can easily
be taken in and out when eating, speaking, or brushing teeth, quality
of life is improved compared to traditional braces. The aligners are virtually
invisible when worn, which is considered more esthetic by young patients.
When wearing the series of aligners (also called “trays”),
the teeth will gradually shift based on the movements planned. Generally,
your child will advance to the next tray set every two weeks until the
treatment is complete. The number of trays and duration of the treatment
depends on the individual cases and patient compliance.
During the initial orthodontic consultation, our staff will take your child’s
X-rays and photographs. The consultation includes various evaluation to
determine the best treatment option – Invisalign or traditional
braces – for your child.
Once you have accepted orthodontic treatment plan, we will take either
an iTero scan or impressions (Sometimes, scans and/or impressions are
taken during the consultation phase as well). Our dentist will generate
a treatment plan, then communicate with the Invisalign Company to start
fabricating your aligners.
Aligners will be delivered to your child in our office. Instructions on
how to take care of the trays, when to move on to the next set, and scheduling
future appointments will be discussed on delivery day.
When the treatment is near completion, our staff will recommend retainers.
Retainers are appliances necessary after completing an orthodontic treatment,
as they stabilize the teeth in their corrected position. The retainers
are typically a separate cost from the orthodontic treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
When choosing options for orthodontic treatment, patients commonly choose
Invisalign treatment becuase:
- Invisalign aligners are not bonded to your teeth. They can easily be removed
for eating when eating.
- Invisalign aligners can be removed when brushing and flossing teeth. This
makes it easier for your child to keep optimal oral hygiene routine.
- Invisalign aligners have smooth surfaces (no brackets and wires). This
provides improved comfort for your child and less likeliness of soft tissue
- The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, which considered more esthetic.
If you have questions or want to schedule an evaluation, please call (714) 970-4560 to schedule an appointment with our team dental experts, or who we refer to us our captains and crew.