Your Teen Will Love Invisalign® for Teens Treatment
At Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, and Invisalign Teen helps us do that. Invisalign doesn't use brackets, wires, and bands like traditional braces.
Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens. At your initial consultation, Dr. Joanna Yu will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens is the best option for your unique smile.
The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of sporting metal braces, Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics Invisalign patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want.
This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces.
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!
Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Yu, you’ll find out if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Perfect for Busy Schedules
Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents in Portland, Windham, and surrounding areas because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets.
Invisalign often requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance, and each visit requires less "chair time."
The typical Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Yu once every eight weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Doesn't Cost More than Traditional Braces
At Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics, we understand that every patient's needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment, and in most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Adult & Pediatric Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.
Great for Active Teens in Portland & Windham
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens in Portland and Windham who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
Pairing the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Yu’s expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Talk to Us About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, Dr. Yu will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain their new alignment—and their confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Dr. Yu can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Yu at our office in Portland or Windham to learn if Invisalign is right for you.