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Invisalign teen braces
Today, there are many different teeth straightening options for children and teenagers, with traditional metal braces for teenagers being the best-known method. However Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made for your teenage teeth and are also a perfectt option. Straightening smiles – wire free With extra comfort, they fit in fantastically with any lifestyle, allowing teens to continue with sports and other hobbies.
As Invisalign-trained specialists we are here to help teens at every stage of their teeth straightening journey.When treated by a Specialist Orthodontist your teen can choose Invisalign as an option and be confident that the result will be just as perfect as with a trradiitionaal fixed brace. More comfort, a discreet option and less disruption to daily life can also be expected.
benefits of invisalign teen treatment
At Ennis and Limerick Braces we offer Invisalign Teen clear braces, a very popular solution for giving teenagers a new smile. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® clear aligners are made of smooth, removable SmartTrack plastic material that’s virtually invisible, allowing teenagers to smile with confidence, take their confident selfies, play sports, musical instruments and eat their favourite foods, when they like.
Less time at appointments
Great for parents too as approx 40% less orthodontic appointments are needed for Invisalign wearers, compared to traditional braces Shorter appointments are needed also!
Better oral hygiene
Invisalign clear aligners can be removed for more effective tooth brushing and flossing. Meaning less disruption to daily routines for teens.
Teen life can thrive as normal
While wearing Invisalign Teen, Teenagers have the freedom to play contact sports or play musical instruments as normal, because aligners can be removed during the activity.
A unique fit for your teen
Discreet , comfortable and clear. Invisalign® makes aligners almost impossible to notice Custom designed for your teens smile , a new smile solution as unique as them!
Once you have decided that Invisalign teen is the right treatment for you, we will take pictures & a scan of your teeth, digitize them using our high-end ITERO technology, and will precisely plan your treatment, thanks to our scanner technology we can show you a glimpse of the outcome!
Based on your treatment plan, custom-made clear aligners will be made for you – the number of aligners varies depending on your needs and time of treatment. You will wear your aligners for about 20 to 22 hours every day, except to eat, brush and floss. It’s ok to take them out for a special event once in a while too.
Approximately every two weeks – on our guidance, you will swap your old aligners for new ones at home, so they can gently and continuously move your teeth into the final prescribed position – providing you with the smile you’ve always wanted. In between you will visit us at the clinic every 6 to 8 weeks.
Some frequently asked questions about Invisalign and Invisalign teen. Our team are always available to answer your questions also.
Are the aligners really invisible?
They are made from clear plastic, so they are virtually invisible. Even when very close, most people will not notice you are straightening your teeth – unless you choose to tell them?
How much does Invisalign treatment cost and what are the payment options?
In most cases, the cost of Invisalign treatment is similar to the cost of braces. Your doctor will determine the cost of your treatment based on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need.
There are several options to make Invisalign treatment more affordable for you, from using insurance and tax-free dollars to a monthly payment plan. Learn more.
Invisalign treatment typically costs about the same as braces.
Many dental insurance plans cover Invisalign treatment the same way they cover braces. Your insurance may pay for a certain percentage of your Invisalign treatment, or it may pay for a certain dollar amount.
Many doctors offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, which allow you to make small payments through the course of your Invisalign treatment rather than all at once.
Doctors may also offer financing through LendingPoint. LendingPoint is a third-party patient financing program that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need.
Additionally, you can use your FSA or HSA to pay for Invisalign treatment using tax-free dollars. For more information about payment options available with Invisalign treatment, click here.
Who is Invisalign treatment for?
What’s the difference between Regular and Teen Invisalign®?
Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® essentially do the same thing, however, because teens (and their mouths) are constantly growing, features have been added to accommodate this. The Blue dot indicator was added to signify the need to change to the next aligner. When the blue dot turns clear (typically after two weeks), it’s time to change. They’re specially designed to allow for the fact that a teens permanent teeth are still growing. Six replacement aligners are also included to minimise the worry of loss or breakages.
What is the treatment process?
How long does the Invisalign® treatment take?
The total duration of Invisalign® aligners is dependent on each individual and the complexity of the treatment. Generally the time frame is comparable to that of traditional braces and can last between nine and 18 months. During your consultation, your Invisalign® clinician can provide you with more detailed information.
What is Invisalign® treatment?
What are Invisalign clear aligners made of and what do they look like?
How will Invisalign treatment straighten my teeth?
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign treatment?
Am I guaranteed to have straight teeth with Invisalign treatment?
What conditions can Invisalign Teen® treat?
This is a great choice for treating a wide range of orthodontic problems that tend to affect children, including:
- Spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
Why should I feel confident about Invisalign treatment?
Over 12 million people2, including more than 3 million teens, have used Invisalign clear aligners to transform their smiles.
How is Invisalign treatment different than other teeth straightening options?
Invisalign clear aligners are made from patented SmartTrack material which moves teeth comfortably and predictably.3
Do Invisalign clear aligners contain Bisphenol A (BPA)?
All Invisalign aligner and retainer materials are made of medical-grade, high molecular weight, thermoplastic polymers. These materials were selected for use in aligners and retainers based on their properties and safety classification, and have a long history of FDA approvals for long term use inside the human body. Tests conducted to determine the biocompatibility of these materials show they are biocompatible and pass all applicable regulatory requirements and thresholds for human wear in the mouth.
Based on our current knowledge and testing of the raw materials and processes used in the manufacture of aligners and retainers, we are not aware of any latex, parabens, phthalates, glutaraldehyde, epoxy or Bisphenol A (BPA) present in our aligners or retainers. Of course, as with any medical device, you should consult with your health professional about your aligner or retainer treatment and any applicable risks of use.
How old is the company behind Invisalign clear aligners?
Align Technology, Inc., the company that makes Invisalign clear aligners, was founded in 1997.
Has the FDA approved Invisalign treatment?
Yes, Invisalign aligners are classified as Class II medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Align Technology, Inc. received the necessary 510(k) clearance from the FDA to sell and market Invisalign treatment in 1998.
What happens when I'm done with my Invisalign treatment?
Most doctors recommend that anyone who has completed orthodontic treatment, whether with braces or Invisalign treatment, use a retainer to prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position. Every case is different, so ask your doctor if you need retainers.
While there are many different types of retainers, we recommend Vivera® retainers. Vivera retainers are virtually invisible and made from a proprietary material 30% stronger than other leading clear retainer materials, which helps you keep your new smile.
Your Vivera retainers will be custom-made from an impression or scan of your teeth using the same state-of-the-art technology used for Invisalign clear aligners.
Contact your doctor for more information on Vivera retainers, as pricing can be based on your individual needs. All Vivera retainer orders will include an extra set, in case you lose one.
You can order Vivera retainers through your doctor.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how often you need to wear your retainers. Typically, you wear your first set full time, then based on your doctor’s recommendation you may gradually reduce how much you wear them until you only wear them at night.
If you lose or break your last set of Vivera retainers, or simply run out, just get in touch with your doctor. Your doctor can work with you on purchasing a new set of Vivera retainers, so you can keep showing off that smile!
Is Invisalign treatment painful?
Invisalign treatment moves your teeth by applying gentle, constant force, but some people do feel temporary discomfort for the first few days of wearing a new set of aligners. Typically, people describe it as feeling “pressure” and it’s normal — it’s a sign your Invisalign clear aligners are working and transforming your smile.
Please see your doctor if you have any concerns or experience continued discomfort.
Are there any restrictions on what I can eat while in treatment?
I am currently wearing braces. Can I make the switch to Invisalign treatment?
Since having my braces removed, my teeth have shifted. Can Invisalign treatment fix this?
I have bridgework on several teeth. Will Invisalign clear aligners still work?
Can I take my aligners off whenever I need to?
How do I take care of my aligners?
What if I lose or break an aligner. What should I do?
Can I order replacement aligners from the Invisalign brand directly?
Can anyone tell that I’m wearing the aligners?