When your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, ask Dr. Frank Iuorno about Invisalign Teen®! Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teenager’s teeth to straighten his or her smile without the use of metal brackets and wires. Fewer appointments, no emergencies, and less time traveling to the office are only a few of the benefits. We invite you to call West End Orthodontics at 804-364-8366 to schedule your teenager’s appointment with our orthodontist and learn more about Invisalign Teen in Glen Allen, Virginia.
Invisalign Teen can be just as effective as traditional braces. When worn as instructed and not removed except for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, Invisalign Teen can effectively treat many, if not all, of the same issues as traditional braces, including misaligned teeth and bad bites.
Invisalign Teen is most effective when the aligners are worn 20-22 hours each day, and when the aligners are switched out for a new set each week. The aligners used in this treatment have blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed, so our orthodontist can easily track your teen’s compliance and see exactly how far their treatment has progressed.
Because the aligners used during this treatment are removable, your teenager can play sports and musical instruments without worry that their braces will get in the way. They will never need to worry about broken brackets or poking wires, and maintaining proper oral hygiene will be easy! Additionally, Invisalign Teen requires fewer appointments with your orthodontist than traditional braces. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled about every 8 weeks.
Research has shown that parents underestimate the extent to which teenagers feel self-conscious about their smile and overall appearance. Often, traditional braces can make these feelings of self-consciousness and lack of confidence worse. Invisalign Teen removes this source of anxiety, as they can enjoy a beautiful smile throughout their entire treatment. This, in turn, boosts their confidence during what is often a challenging time of life.
Give us a call today to schedule a consultation at our office and learn more about the benefits of Invisalign Teen!