Teens today are bombarded with activities and demands. Attending school, preparing for college, playing sports, participating in extra-curricular activities, dating – all of these things add up to a very busy and often stressed teenager. Invisalign Teen offers kids this age one less thing to worry about. Straightening teeth is possible without dealing with unsightly and uncomfortable metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Dr. Baharak at Smiles 4 Life Orthodontics in Park Slope is experienced in providing this innovative solution for improving teen smiles.
What is Invisalign Teen?
This exciting new technology has revolutionized orthodontic treatment. Treatment consists of wearing clear plastic removeable aligners about 22 hours per day that gradually move teeth into better positions. They are custom-made for each patient in a series of aligners that change as treatment progresses. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before it’s time to switch to the next set in the series. Teeth gradually move each week, and the average number of aligners ranges from 18-30 depending on each patient’s condition. Dr. Baharak will monitor your progress every 8-10 weeks. If you follow the instructions to remove the aligners only to eat, drink, brush and floss, treatment should last on average from 6-15 months.
Why choose Invisalign Teen?
This method does away with conspicuous braces treatment. The aligners are nearly invisible in your smile, so others may not even notice you’re wearing them. They are removeable for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. This means no diet restrictions and no difficulties cleaning around cumbersome wires and brackets. Aligners are comfortable and produce less pain while your teeth are moving compared to traditional braces. Invisalign Teen was designed with the needs of teenagers in mind. For example, a dot on the aligners changes from blue to clear to indicate the length of time the aligner has been worn, helping teens know when it’s time to switch to the next aligner in the series. Also, Dr. Baharak at Smiles 4 Life Orthodontics offers six free replacement aligners to rescue busy teens who lose or break them.
What problems does Invisalign Teen resolve?
A wide variety of orthodontic conditions can be treated with Invisalign Teen, including:
- Teeth crowding
- Teeth gaps
How do I get started with treatment?
The first step is making an appointment with Dr. Baharak to evaluate your condition and make sure Invisalign Teen is right for you. If so, you will learn all about the product and the process so you can begin your road to a hassle-free, beautiful smile.