It is common for children to have braces during their teenage years in order to straighten the teeth and promote healthy teeth and gums into adulthood, but having regular dentist appointments and a mouth full of metal brackets and wires is a hard sell for most teens. At Tenn Yuk Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign® clear braces for teenagers as well as adults. This innovative teeth straightening system is discreet, comfortable, and easy to maintain.
Located in Palm Beach Gardens in Southern Florida, Tenn Yuk Orthodontics is led by certified orthodontistDr. Kevin Tenn Yuk. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how Invisalign® Teen can improve the smile of your child with no fuss or dental anxiety.
What is Invisalign® Teen?
Made from smooth, clear plastic that is specially designed for comfort and protection of the teeth and gums, Invisalign® Teen offers adolescents a more subtle, convenient solution to straightening their teeth. Through a series of plastic aligners, Invisalign® gradually moves and shifts the teeth into a more appealing position based on the treatment plan developed for you by Dr. Tenn Yuk.
Every few weeks, a new set of aligners will be created in order to accommodate the movement of the teeth. While traditional braces require frequent trips to the office in order to tighten wires, appointments for Invisalign® can often be spaced further apart in order to incorporate the busy schedule of teenagers.
How Long Does Invisalign® Teen Take to Straighten Teeth?
Each individual case is different and may require a different treatment time, but as long as the Invisalign® aligners are worn between 20 and 22 hours per day, most patients can anticipate seeing visible changes in the straightness and appearance of their teeth in a matter of months.
What are the Advantages of Invisalign® Teen?
In addition to nearly invisible teeth straightening that is both comfortable and convenient, Invisalign® Teen offers several advantages for patients, including:
- Safe, BPA-free material that is easy to use and does not hinder eating or general comfort.
- Easy cleaning by simply taking the aligners out and removing any debris
- Simpler brushing, flossing, and overall dental hygiene in comparison to traditional metal braces
For most teenagers, worrying about metal wires and brackets is the last thing they want to do. Invisalign® Teen offers another solution, but it is not for everyone. Contact Tenn Yuk Orthodontics today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tenn Yuk and determine if your child is a candidate for Invisalign® Teen.