Your Teen Will Love Invisalign® Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can be a great option if you are concerned about your appearance and don’t want to look different from your friends. Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens. Invisalign for Teens can be a great clear option for teens shying away from traditional metal braces. Almost Invisible 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 hiding behind a mouth full of metal, you’ll enjoy the confidence of showing that smile 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 Teen, the aligners are completely removable, allowing you to 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, a mouth full of metal can hold you back from enjoying the things you want to. 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. Invisalign Teen Perfect for Busy Schedules: Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents 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 is seen once every 8 weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months. Doesn't Cost More than Traditional Braces: Every patient's needs are different, and many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment. In most cases, Invisalign is comparable in cost to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans. Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. Great for Active Teens: Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens 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 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. With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more. Invisalign Teen Responsibilities 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, you will generally need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile. Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; the doctor can advise you about what options are best for you. Schedule your free consultation at our Tuscaloosa office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.