About Invisalign Teen
Adolescence can be an uncomfortable, awkward time in a person's life; however, it's frequently the best time for orthodontic treatment. ACE Dental of Belton is proud to provide the Invisalign Teen orthodontic system to allow teens to receive optimal orthodontic care without the hassle of traditional metal braces. Invisalign Teen includes custom-made, removable clear teeth aligners that gradually shift your teeth into an ideal position, thus enhancing the look of your smile, in addition to treating several orthodontic concerns. Though comparable to the adult version, Invisalign Teen clear aligners include eruption tabs, compliance indicators, and substitute aligner trays to fit the individualized needs of teenage patients. To find out whether your child is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, contact our Belton, TX office to schedule your initial consultation.
What Makes Invisalign Teen Unique?
Many parents worry about trusting their teens with the responsibility of removable clear aligners for their orthodontic treatment. As a way to help keep your teen on track with their orthodontic treatment, Invisalign Teen includes three unique features to lead them towards a straight, even smile:
- Compliance indicators: The Invisalign Teen aligners have a colored dot on the back portion of each aligner that fades with use. This helps our dental team to know whether the aligners are being properly worn in order to reach the patient's treatment goals. This holds teens accountable for wearing their aligners 20 – 22 hours a day.
- Eruption tabs: Occasionally, teens may be ready for orthodontic treatment prior to the eruption of all of their molars. Invisalign add eruption tabs to each Invisalign Teen aligner, allowing for space for molars to emerge. These tabs ensure that teeth erupt in an ideal position without overcrowding a patient's smile.
- Extra replacement aligners: We include six replacement aligners in your adolescent's treatment plan in case of mishaps or missing aligners. We know that accidents happen and that items can get misplaced, so contact our office if your teen needs a replacement aligner.
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Ideal Candidates for Invisalign Teen
Adolescent patients with complicated orthodontic issues, including crooked or overcrowded teeth, uneven spaces between teeth, or narrow arches, could ideal candidates for Invisalign Teen. This orthodontic treatment process can also treat problems like an overbite, underbite, open bite, or crossbite. Additionally, Invisalign Teen is often valuable for adolescents that play sports or who play musical instruments, because these clear aligners have significantly less of a risk of injury during these activities compared with metal braces.
What to Expect During Treatment
During your child's orthodontic consultation, our experienced Invisalign dentists will talk with you about treatment goals, how your teenager feels about wearing an orthodontic appliance, and what to expect throughout the treatment process. To start, our team of dental professionals will create impressions of your teen's teeth using innovative iTero digital technology. The Invisalign lab then uses these images to create a customized series of removable clear aligners that fit your teen's personal orthodontic requirements. As soon as the trays are ready, your teen will need to return to our facility to try them on and learn how to best care for the trays. Your teen should wear their trays for 20 – 22 hours every day and only take them out to eat, drink, and brush and floss their teeth.
Following Orthodontic Treatment
Your teen will need to attend follow-up appointments at our Belton, TX practice every few weeks so that our dental team can monitor their treatment process and determine whether new aligners are needed. It's also important that your teen sticks to a good oral care routine to maintain the overall health of their smile. Although treatment timing varies for each patient, the typical amount of time spent in Invisalign aligners is anywhere from 1 – 2 years. Once your teen's orthodontic treatment is complete, we'll take new impressions to create their Invisalign Vivera® retainer. Using and wearing their retainer as suggested can preserve your child's orthodontic results as they continue to grow and develop.
Is Invisalign Covered by Insurance?
Some dental insurance plans partially cover orthodontic treatments like Invisalign Teen. To learn more about your teen's coverage, our financial team will contact your provider to evaluate your family's benefits before determining out-of-pocket costs. ACE Dental of Belton wants to help all patients in our community obtain the straight, healthy smiles they deserve.
Enhance Your Teen's Confidence With Invisalign
Most teens want a picture-perfect smile but might feel uncomfortable about wearing metal braces. At ACE Dental of Belton, our experienced Invisalign dentists are proud to provide the option of Invisalign Teen, and we'd be happy to help your family members obtain beautiful, healthy smiles. Contact our Belton, TX office to learn more and to schedule your child's initial consultation.
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