Invisalign Teen in Fort Collins Colorado

It’s time to have the talk with your teen. No, not that talk – the tooth talk. Has your pre-teen or teenager struggled with low self-esteem due to a less-than-perfect smile? While we should always encourage our kids to love the skin they’re in, so to speak, helping them boost their confidence with a better grin is a gift that will keep on giving for the rest of their life. One of the best ways to do that is with Invisalign Teen.

Orthodontics for Teens in Fort Collins

There are many different routes that can be taken to correct spacing and alignment issues, but most kids are wary about one particular road: metal braces. No one wants to have the dreaded “brace-face” nickname follow them around during their formative years; every photo-op comes out a little more awkward and there is always the risk of carrying your leftovers between your brackets. Avoid an inevitable argument by telling your teen about Invisalign Teen, from Milnor Orthodontics. Similar to Invisalign for adults with some age-appropriate perks, these barely-there aligners will beat out braces any day.

There are tons of reasons your kid might not opt for the full-metal-teeth-jacket of traditional braces: Fear of bullying, inconvenience, pain, maintenance, and cleaning. It can be tedious to have to keep up with a cleaning routine for metal braces, and no one at that age wants even more unwanted attention on them. Invisalign Teen eliminates these issues completely. Teens are able to take their aligners out for cleaning and while they are in, they are virtually invisible. There are also whitening options available for the trays so you can brighten while you straighten your grin. 

Special Features of Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen does cater to the specific disposition of your adjusting, accident-prone, absent-minded teen. The trays come with color indicators to ensure they are being worn for a minimum of 22 hours a day; the blue dots in the trays will fade as they are in use. 

Your teen may lose or damage their aligners at least once, but we have you covered. Invisalign Teen comes with six free replacements in the case of an accidental throw away or a dog-ate-my-aligner scenario. The best feature of the teen line of aligners is their room to grow. You don’t have to make your teen wait until all of their teeth are in because the aligners leave space for missing teeth. 

We’ve covered the surface-level, superficial basics of why Invisalign Teen makes sense for your hormonal human, but there are also medical studies backing up our claims. The National Library of Medicine published a study in 2021 that found “Patients treated with clear aligners experienced lower pain levels, less anxiety, and higher OHRQoL [oral-health related quality of life] as compared to those receiving fixed appliances.” It is clear why Invisalign Teen is a top choice among those seeking a straighter smile.

If your teen is apprehensive about orthodontics, go over some of the benefits of Invisalign Teen and why this option might be less intimidating than they think. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is less painful, easier to clean, just as effective, and undetectable. Clear aligners are the preferred choice of Milnor Orthodontics and we would love to have your teen join our gallery of smiles!

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.