Invisalign® Teen in Naples, FL
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What Is Invisalign Teen?
Are you wondering what the difference is between Invisalign treatment for adults and Invisalign Teen? Unlike the regular version, Invisalign Teen comes with advanced features, such as compliance indicators, eruption tabs, and additional replacement aligners. Teenagers can be sensitive about their looks so traditional metal braces might not be the best treatment method for them. This is why Dr. Junée F. Gardy provides Invisalign Teen in Naples, FL. Invisalign Teen can safely and effectively adjust the alignment and position of a patient's teeth in about 1 – 2 years using removable aligners. If your child is worried about metal braces, book a consultation at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA to learn more about Invisalign Teen.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen aligners allow your teenager to get their dream smile without embarrassing metal brackets and wires. Some benefits of working with our team at Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA include:
- Comfort: Invisalign aligners are made from smooth, flexible plastic that won’t irritate the delicate gums and soft tissue in your teen’s mouth.
- Discreet treatment: Invisalign Teen aligners are virtually invisible, so they won’t feel self-conscious about their appearance.
- Removable aligners: Traditional braces are stuck in place for the duration of treatment, which can make eating certain foods difficult. Invisible aligners can be removed at any time.
- No restrictions: With traditional braces, some activities need to be avoided due to the risk of damaging the brackets and wires. Now your teenager won’t have to worry about any restrictions!
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen can help to correct many of the same problems as traditional metal braces can, including crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, and bite misalignment. For teens who have more extensive orthodontic needs - like those who may have rotated teeth or a significant bite misalignment - Dr. Gardy may recommend another treatment option either before or in place of Invisalign Teen.
It is also important to consider your teen's level of responsibility when determining whether they may be ready for Invisalign Teen, as they'll need to wear their aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day and keep up with the removable aligners while at school and social activities. Fortunately, Invisalign Teen has a built-in indicator to ensure your teen is wearing their aligners for an adequate period of time each day.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
You and your teen will attend a consultative appointment with Dr. Gardy to talk about treatment goals, feelings about having an orthodontic aligner, and what's to be expected through the correction period. Typically, the process will take 1 – 2 years, but this will vary with each patient. To begin the treatment, Dr. Gardy will take multiple x-rays from various angles and take an impression of the teeth. These will be sent off to a lab where the clear aligners will be made and customized to fit your teen's mouth. Once the first set of aligners is created, your teen will need to return to our office for the initial fitting.
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Clear Braces for Teens
Most teenagers want a picture-perfect grin; however, they may feel uneasy about traditional orthodontics, like metal braces. At Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA, we'll walk your teenager through the process and talk about how Invisalign Teen can help provide a beautiful and healthy smile. Contact our office in Naples, FL to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gardy.
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Invisalign® Teen FAQs
How much does Invisalign Teen cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Junée F. Gardy will examine your child's teeth and go over their cosmetic needs prior to developing a treatment plan. From there, she will be able to provide an estimate on the cost of Invisalign Teen, which will depend on several factors, including the duration of treatment, the severity of the case, and if your child has any insurance coverage. Because Junée F. Gardy DDS, PA wants to ensure you can afford the cost of high-quality dental treatments for you and your family, we offer payment plans and other financing options.
How long does Invisalign Teen treatment take?
Invisalign treatment for teens generally takes an average of 12 – 18 months to complete, but the treatment time will differ for each individual based on the plan you and Dr. Junée F. Gardy agreed on. Some additional factors that can affect how long the treatment lasts include the type of issues being addressed and whether or not your child is wearing the clear aligners as often as needed. Invisalign Teen aligners should be worn for 20 – 22 hours a day, with the exception of whenever your child is eating, drinking, or brushing their teeth.
What issues can Invisalign Teen treat?
Invisalign Teen at our Naples, FL office can fix numerous orthodontic problems through making minor movements to bigger shifts in the positioning of your child's teeth. Common cosmetic and oral health concerns that can be addressed with Invisalign Teen are crowded, crooked, and gapped teeth. More complex misalignment cases, such as having an overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite may also be taken care of with this revolutionary treatment. At an initial consultation, Dr. Junée F. Gardy can determine if your child is a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.