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Invisalign for Teens at Canarsie Dental Office

Give your teen the confidence of a great smile with Invisalign for Teens, offered at Canarsie Dental Office in Brooklyn, NY. Our orthodontic specialists are experienced in providing this discreet and effective solution, tailored to meet the unique needs of teenagers.

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What is Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign for Teens works just like Invisalign for adults but is specially adapted for the teenage lifestyle. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. Each aligner is custom-made using 3D computer imaging technology.

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

  • Virtually Invisible: The clear aligners are barely noticeable, making them a perfect choice for teens concerned about their appearance.
  • Removable: Teens can remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, promoting better oral hygiene than traditional braces.
  • Comfort: No metal brackets or wires means less irritation to the gums and mouth.
  • Tailored for Teens: Aligners include compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time, ensuring effective treatment.

How Invisalign for Teens Works

  1. Initial Consultation: Our orthodontists evaluate your teen’s teeth and discuss whether Invisalign is an appropriate treatment.
  2. Customized Treatment Plan: We take digital impressions of your teen’s teeth to create a precise 3D model. This model is used to configure the custom aligners and map out the treatment plan.
  3. Receiving Aligners: Your teen will receive several sets of aligners to wear in two-week increments. As they progress through the series, their teeth gradually shift into place.
  4. Regular Check-Ups: We monitor your teen’s progress with regular appointments every six to eight weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned.

Why Choose Canarsie Dental Office?

At Canarsie Dental Office, we are committed to providing personalized and effective orthodontic solutions. Our team is trained in the latest technologies and treatment methodologies, ensuring your teen receives the highest quality care.

Caring for Invisalign Aligners

  • Daily Cleaning: Invisalign aligners should be cleaned daily with Invisalign cleaning crystals or by brushing and rinsing them in lukewarm water.
  • Proper Usage: For optimal results, aligners should be worn 20 to 22 hours a day and only removed for eating, drinking anything besides water, and daily oral hygiene.

Schedule a Consultation

Interested in Invisalign for your teen? Contact Canarsie Dental Office today at (718) 251-4444 to schedule a consultation. Let us help your teen achieve a smile they’re proud to show off with Invisalign!

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign for Teens at Canarsie Dental Office

What is Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign for Teens is a version of the popular Invisalign clear aligner system, designed specifically for teenagers. It straightens teeth using a series of clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible, offering a less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces.

How does Invisalign for Teens differ from regular Invisalign?

Invisalign for Teens has features tailored for younger users, such as compliance indicators that fade from blue to clear to help gauge wear time. It also includes special features to accommodate growing mouths and emerging teeth.

How long does treatment with Invisalign for Teens take?

The length of treatment depends on the severity of the case but is generally comparable to that of traditional braces. Most teens complete their treatment in 1 to 2 years.

Are there any restrictions on what my teen can eat or drink with Invisalign?

No, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign because the aligners can be removed when eating or drinking. This is one of the major benefits over traditional braces, allowing teens to eat whatever they like without worrying about damaging their orthodontic appliance.

How often must the aligners be worn?

Invisalign aligners should be worn for 20 to 22 hours per day for the best results. They should only be removed for eating, drinking anything other than water, brushing, and flossing.

What happens if my teen loses an aligner?

If an aligner is lost, contact Canarsie Dental Office immediately. Depending on the situation, we may recommend moving to the next set of aligners or ordering a replacement.

How is Invisalign for Teens monitored?

Treatment with Invisalign for Teens is monitored through regular check-ups every 4 to 6 weeks. These visits ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned and allow for any necessary adjustments.

Can my teen play sports with Invisalign aligners?

Yes, your teen can continue playing sports with Invisalign aligners. For contact sports, it’s recommended to wear a mouthguard over the aligners for added protection.

How should my teen care for their Invisalign aligners?

Invisalign aligners should be cleaned daily with a soft toothbrush and soap. They should also be rinsed in lukewarm water but never in hot water, as it can warp the plastic.

Is Invisalign for Teens effective for all orthodontic issues?

Invisalign for Teens can treat most common orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite, and underbite. However, some complex cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic treatments.