Invisalign® Teen in Cos Cob
Garrick F. Wong DMD Orthodontics provides Invisalign® Teen in Cos Cob, CT. Call 203-625-9888 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
What is Invisalign® Teen?
Invisalign Teen is similar to the Invisalign system for adults, with a few key differences that make it particularly suited for younger patients. With Invisalign Teen, you’ll get up to six replacement aligners free of charge and aligners are capable of providing extra space to accommodate new erupting teeth. Best of all, Invisalign Teen features a compliance indicator so parents can monitor treatment and make sure their teens are wearing their aligners as instructed.
Here’s why our patients love the Invisalign Teen system:
Your classmates and friends won’t even know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment because Invisalign aligners are made with thin, clear plastic.
Comfortable and Convenient
Unlike traditional metal braces that use brackets and wires to straighten your teeth, Invisalign Teen uses smooth, comfortable SmartTrack material. Because Invisalign can be removed, you’ll be able to eat all of your favorite foods and brush and floss as usual.
With perfect compliance, you may be able to change your aligners more frequently, allowing you to achieve your orthodontic goals much faster than with traditional braces.
Effective, Proven Results
With its advanced SmartTrack material and SmartForce features, Invisalign Teen can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crossbites, open bites, overbites, underbites, and gaps between teeth, predictably and efficiently.
Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Teen
What is the minimum age for Invisalign Teen?
Every patient is different, but we generally only use Invisalign Teen for patients who have lost all of their baby teeth. This is usually around 12 or 13 years old.
Are Invisalign braces good for teenagers?
The standard Braces are sometimes not the most desirable option for young patients, which is why the Invisalign Teen system was developed. Invisalign Teen is an excellent option for most patients and we’ve seen great success with this system at our practice.
Is Invisalign Teen faster than braces?
Invisalign Teen can be faster than braces, but it’s important to remember that aligners only work when you wear them. If they’re worn close to 24 hours a day, treatment time can be faster than traditional braces. When patients take their aligners out often and leave them out for extended amounts of time, treatment is likely to take longer.
What are the disadvantages of Invisalign Teen?
The main disadvantage of Invisalign Teen is that the system only works when it’s being worn, whereas traditional braces work 24/7. As a parent, you know your teen best—if you suspect that compliance may be a problem, traditional braces might be a better option because your teen won’t have the option of taking them out.
Can you tell if someone is wearing Invisalign Teen?
If you’re standing very close to someone and they’re looking at your teeth, they may see your aligners, but in photos, from a distance, and in most daily activities, no one will notice them.
Call 203-625-9888 to learn more and schedule your appointment.