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Invisalign Teen™ in Sharon, MAInvisalign Teen

Discreet Orthodontic Treatment Designed For Teens

Do you have a teenager who’s in need of orthodontic treatment? Invisalign® is a comfortable, fast-acting, and discreet orthodontic treatment option for treating multiple types of dental misalignment or malocclusion. This includes crooked teeth, unevenly spaced teeth, and teeth that don’t meet properly when your teen bites down. 

However, younger patients are still developing, they have unique dental needs, and they often require additional help to ensure their treatment is successful. This means traditional Invisalign treatment may not be the appropriate option for your child. If your young adult is looking for an easy-to-use alternative orthodontic treatment, then Sharon, MA Invisalign dentist Dr. Agamov offers Invisalign Teen. Keep reading to learn more about this modified Invisalign treatment and how your teen may benefit.

What Is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen utilizes the same materials and tools as the traditional Invisalign system. However, there are two major differences: 

  1. Young adults may be more prone to losing trays due to the hustle of school, sports, and other activities, which is why Invisalign Teen includes extra aligner trays
  2. Additionally, because young adults may need help keeping their treatment on track, Invisalign Teen aligner trays have small blue indicator dots on the end teeth that can show you and Dr. Agamov if they’ve been worn for the required 20 to 22 hours over the required number of days.  

Benefits of Invisalign Teen vs. Metal Braces

Invisalign’s teen-oriented treatment has many benefits that will be especially helpful to your young adult over the course of their orthodontic treatment. Some of those benefits are as follows: 

  • Better Self-Esteem – Adolescence is an important time for your child to develop their self-esteem. Without the unattractive look of metal brackets and wires, your young adult will feel much better about the look of their smile and their overall appearance. 
  • Faster Treatment  – Metal braces can be especially hard for teens to deal with due to their long treatment time. Fortunately, the average length of Invisalign Teen treatment time is half the average time of metal braces, sometimes less than six months
  • Extra Aligners – While your child is undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen, their orthodontist, Dr. Agamov will prescribe spare aligner trays for your convenience. That way, your child will have spare trays whenever they need them. 
  • Comfort – Your child will have a much easier time wearing their aligners consistently as they go about their days due to the comfort of SmartTrack® technology. 
  • Tried and True Treatment Method – Today, over 1 Million teens enjoy the many benefits of treatment with Invisalign.  

The Invisalign Teen Process

Consultation

Your teen will first attend an initial consultation with our Sharon orthodontist, Dr. Agamov, to determine if they qualify for Invisalign treatment. Dr. Agamov will thoroughly examine your teen’s mouth, review their medical history, and ask them what they want out of their orthodontic treatment.   

Design

Once our Invisalign dentist has approved your teen for orthodontic treatment with Invisalign Teen, she’ll take images and impressions of their teeth. These will be sent to an Invisalign-owned lab and serve as the blueprints for your teen’s custom-made aligner trays. 

Demonstration

When your teen returns to our Sharon, MA office, our orthodontist will make sure their new trays fit properly. Then, she’ll show them how to wear their trays before sending them home with their first sets of aligners. 

Post-Orthodontic Treatment

Your teen will likely need to use post-Invisalign retainers, like the kind made by Vivera™, to ensure their treatment results stay. Vivera retainers are very similar to the Invisalign trays your teen’s orthodontist will design. In fact, they’re based on the same digital images and impressions used to make your teen’s Invisalign, can be removed easily just like Invisalign, and can be cared for in much the same manner. 

However, it’s crucial for your teen to wear their retainers for a prescribed amount of time to prevent orthodontic relapse. If retainers are not worn for their prescribed amount of time, orthodontic relapse can cause your teen’s teeth to start shifting back into their original positions. This occurs because the ligaments that hold these teeth have muscle memory of their original positions and need time and guidance to get used to their new ones. Our orthodontist will prescribe the right amount of time for your teen to wear their post-Invisalign retainers to ensure their results are long-lasting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Prices for Invisalign Teen braces will depend on a number of factors including the number of aligner trays your teen needs and their insurance. We recommend you call your teen’s dental insurance provider beforehand and ask them which costs they can cover. If you need help affording your child’s Invisalign treatment, we gladly offer financing options, including third-party financing through CareCredit. If you have any questions about financing, call our Sharon office by dialing (781) 236-3586 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.

The exact length of time it will take your teen’s Invisalign treatment to work will be dependent on their particular misalignment issues. Dr. Agamov will go over the details of your teen’s treatment with both of you during their consultation. They’ll also instruct them on how to properly wear their trays so their treatment stays on schedule.

There are certain behaviors and habits your teen must avoid to ensure their Invisalign treatment goes as planned. Not only should they not chew gum while wearing their Invisalign aligner trays, but they should also:

  • Remove their trays before a physically intensive activity like contact sports
  • Remove their aligner trays before eating or drinking anything other than cool water
  • Avoid biting down or chewing on non-food items like erasers, pencils, and nails
  • Clean and store their trays as instructed
  • Clean their teeth and rinse their Invisalign trays before putting them back in
  • Follow any additional instructions for care their orthodontist gives them 

Your teen is likely to be a candidate for Invisalign treatment if they: 

  • Have all of their adult teeth 
  • Have healthy teeth and gums
  • Can follow the instructions for treatment 

Your teen may not be the best candidate for this treatment if: 

  • They’re missing adult teeth
  • They have cavities or unhealthy gums
  • They’re not capable of following the instructions for their treatment 

Invisalign provider Dr. Agamov will inform you and your child of all of their treatment options and discuss which will likely work best for them.

Help Your Teen Smile Their Best With Invisalign Teen

Your young adult deserves to be able to smile their best without the embarrassment and hassle of metal braces. Invisalign Teen can help make orthodontic treatment quick, discreet, and comfortable. Dr. Agamov offers this teen-friendly Invisalign treatment to patients in Sharon and surrounding areas like Stoughton, Foxborough, and Canton, MA.

If you or your teen want to learn more about Invisalign services near you, contact Invisalign dentist Dr. Agamov at our Sharon office by dialing (781) 236-3586. You can also request an appointment online by clicking the button below and filling out our contact form. One of our friendly team members will get back to you soon, so your teen can start enjoying the benefits of Invisalign braces.