Teenager getting first Invisalign Teen® retainer

Where to Go for Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is an exciting product, catered toward teenagers and young adults, that fits in seamlessly with a busy lifestyle. With extracurricular activities, hanging out with friends, and just always having somewhere to be, it can be hard enough to keep up with it all, let alone worry about your teeth. Invisalign Teen makes achieving that perfect smile easier than you imagined, but not all orthodontists are created equally when it comes to this type of orthodontic treatment . Read on to learn where to go for Invisalign Teen.

About Invisalign Teen

In case you weren’t aware of how Invisalign Teen differs from traditional Invisalign, let us explain. Like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is also made up of clear plastic aligners that gradually straighten teeth over a period of time and are to be worn 20-22 hours each day. Since Invisalign Teen appeals to a younger set of patients, certain precautions are taken. For instance, blue compliance indicators are on each of the aligners, which fade from blue to clear with use. This allows parents and patients to be sure the aligners are being worn for the appropriate amount of time. Up to six free replacement trays are offered, in case the patient misplaces theirs. The trays are also made so even if some permanent teeth aren’t in place yet, there’s room to grow.

Where Can I Get Invisalign Teen?

Like we said earlier, not all orthodontists are certified in Invisalign. That’s why it’s important to find one who specializes in Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments. Your orthodontist analyzes certain features to get a better understanding of your individual needs, such as:

  • Skeletal relationships
  • Tooth alignment
  • Root position
  • Smile arc
  • Soft tissue features (lips, cheeks, and chin projection)

As these features are all unique to each individual patient, it’s important that your orthodontist comes up with a plan based on your needs.

Invisalign Teen: What to Avoid

Invisalign Teen is a specialty treatment, and you can’t expect to receive this type of treatment from an orthodontist who doesn’t specialize in Invisalign or from your dentist. It’s also recommended to avoid online smile clubs, as these organizations do not provide the public with the standard of care certified orthodontists provide. Since you have your own set of unique needs, it’s important to sit down with a qualified doctor who can assess your needs face-to-face. You don’t want to blindly trust someone you’ve never met with something as important as your smile.

Invisalign Teen Orthodontists

Look for an orthodontist who is certified in Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatments and who has experience performing these treatments. For example, Milnor Orthodontics has performed over 300 Invisalign cases and has a platinum status with Invisalign.

Treat yourself, and your smile, how you deserve to be treated. Be sure to choose a reputable orthodontist to help you achieve the look you want, and have peace of mind knowing you’re getting the best treatment possible.

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 484-3214 or visit milnororthodontics.com to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.