Invisalign Aligner Options
Why Invisalign Treatment Can Work for Children & Teens
The easy oral hygiene maintenance with Invisalign treatment makes it a great option for children and teens.
Because there are different bite issues common among teenagers, Invisalign treatment for teens is sometimes more complex than it is with adults. However, Invisalign Treatment for teens can still be very effective.
Each approach is customized to the patient as each teen’s bite issue are unique. We’ll design a treatment plan using 3D computer technology that allows you to see the projected outcome of the treatment even before it begins.
What’s more, most Invisalign patients complete their treatment sooner than traditional braces—as few as 12 months compared to 24! Your teen can get the same results as traditional braces, but, in less time, and with less fuss!
Braces treatment can impact different teens in different ways. For example, some enjoy their “tin grin” look, especially when they’re able to pick out their favorite color of ties. Others’ self-confidence can suffer under the weight of that 2-year commitment.
For the latter group, Invisalign treatment can be ideal because they know their teeth are growing straighter every day, without the fear of flashing a smile full of braces. Finally, Invisalign treatment means shorter visits to our offices because there are no wires to adjust or brackets to maintain.
Invisalign for Adults
The flexibility to remove the Invisalign clear aligners while you eat, brush, or during special occasions make it a top choice for adults.
Invisalign is very well suited for the active lifestyles of most adults today. The Invisalign aligners are comfortable and easy to use, fitting perfectly over your teeth, and you only need to remove them to eat and to do your regular oral hygiene. Additionally, if you have a special occasion to attend, you have the flexibility to remove the aligners.
Unlike a restrictive diet with traditional braces, Invisalign treatment gives you more freedom. What’s more, Invisalign treatment is about the same price as regular braces, and we can work with you and your insurance to come up with a payment plan suits your budget.
Six months, straighter teeth, and all smiles for adults. Introducing Smile Express at-home aligners.
Smile Express is changing the way adults think about orthodontics. In a few visits, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted, with real at-home Invisalign aligners and remote care convenience—in as few as 6 months! Plus, you’ll never have to go at it alone. As one of the country’s leading Invisalign providers, your Prairie View Orthodontist will be with you every step of the way.
Invisalign Aligners FAQs
How do I clean Invisalign aligners?
- Rinse your aligners as soon as you take them out. We recommend that you soak your aligners in the Invisalign brand crystal cleaning solution every day to help remove bacteria and keep your aligners out-of-the-package fresh.
- Use a soft-bristled brush (not your daily toothbrush) to lightly sweep away any remaining debris after soaking.
- Rinse your aligners and put them back in your mouth.
How long do I wear each set of aligners?
Generally, you should wear your aligners for two weeks before changing to the next set, but because this varies by smile, you should follow our guidance. In some cases, for example, you might wear an aligner set for as little as a week before switching. This will depend on your specific treatment plan, so if you’re unsure about what we advised, be sure to ask. We love questions and are here to help!
Does Invisalign fit an active lifestyle?
Definitely, as long as you follow our guidance! You can wear your aligners during nearly any activity, removing them only for eating and cleaning. Invisalign aligners can be worn comfortably while playing sports. For contact sports, remove the aligner and wear a mouthguard recommended by your orthodontist. Invisalign aligners can also be removed for special occasions if you prefer to do so.
What are the primary benefits of Invisalign?
It varies by patient, of course, but in general:
- Clear aligners have a more aesthetic appearance—unless you like the “tin grin” look of braces, which many of our patients do.
- Treatment is affordable (about the same price as traditional metal braces).
- You’re in treatment for less time.
- Patients spend less time at the orthodontist.
- You’re not as restricted on food choices.
- You can carry out your oral hygiene routine much easier than with traditional brackets and wires.
How much time should I plan to spend at the orthodontist with Invisalign?
With Invisalign treatment, you’ll have scheduled visits every 4 to 6 weeks for quick check-ups. These appointments are quite fast and easy, as there is no need to adjust brackets or wires. Still, if it’s more convenient, we also offer remote care convenience via the Smile Doctors Anywhere App.
What about Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) and Invisalign treatment? What are they, and will I need them?
Until fairly recently, orthodontists faced difficulties in controlling the adjustment of out-of-place teeth in patients with severe bite problems or missing teeth. They required external anchor points via unsightly and inconvenient practices like headgear and external braces. TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices) have since provided a solution.
By attaching an anchor to the jawbone, TADs eliminate the need for uncomfortable treatments and offer more precise orthodontic treatment for patients who need it. Not all patients require TADs. One of our orthodontists will determine if TADs are suitable for you during your consultation and provide advice.
How much does Invisalign treatment cost?
Invisalign treatment cost varies since treatment time and individual needs can differ for every patient. If you’re concerned about affordability, rest assured that we will help optimize your insurance benefits and provide payment plan options—including 0% APR financing— to help you get the smile results you want. Contact us to learn more!