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Is Invisalign Teen Right for Me?

If your teen needs braces, you may be wondering, “Is Invisalign Teen right for me?” While an orthodontist is the only one that can tell you definitively, we can give you some necessary information. When you make an appointment with Clearsmiles Orthodontics, you will know what questions to ask.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is perfect for active teens. They are using the same quality Invisalign tray aligners as adult Invisalign. Invisalign Teen does what traditional metal braces do — correct alignment, under- and overbite, and help adult teeth settle in.

In a nutshell, Invisalign Teen is less noticeable, easier to wear, and more comfortable. The removable aligners are custom-fit for each teen, using 3D imaging technology. Because they are almost invisible, Invisalign Teen is great for self-esteem. Teens won’t be afraid to smile while wearing them!

Invisalign Teen works by applying gentle pressure on teeth, which gradually shifts them into the correct position. Every two weeks, a new set of trays is introduced as teeth continue to move. There is some minor discomfort when switching trays, but this is very mild in comparison to traditional braces.

Because of the effectiveness, treatment plans can sometimes be as short as six months, although the average treatment plan is 12 to 18 months, and sometimes longer.

Is Invisalign Teen Right for Me?

Now that you understand what Invisalign Teen is, you have a million other questions.

What if your teen loses an alignment tray? A new tray can be made because all the information is in the computer. However, if it is near a new tray change date, the orthodontist may recommend just moving into the next tray set early.

How many hours a day must aligners be worn? It is recommended that teens wear the aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours per day. Striving for 22 hours is optimal, of course.

What foods are on the forbidden list? Absolutely none! Because your teen will remove alignment trays for eating and drinking, there are no dietary restrictions during the treatment period. Brushing and flossing before reinserting trays after meals are required.

Is there a downside to Invisalign Teen? Your teen must wear the alignment trays daily for 20 to 22 hours, or treatment will be ineffective. Treatment requires a dedication to success and a commitment from your teen. Compliance is generally not a problem because the nearly invisible trays do not carry the same stigma as traditional braces.

As you think of more questions, be sure to jot them down so they will be handy when you have your consultation.

Getting a Jumpstart on a Great Smile

Are ready to begin the process of making your teen’s smile great? Simply submit images and the Virtual Smile Assessment request. It is that easy to start. Our staff will evaluate your images and contact you to set up an appointment.

You can call Clearsmiles Orthodontics offices at (980) 299-3451 at South End, or (980) 999-6388 for the Ballantyne/Blakeney office.

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Virtual Consultation – Smile Assessment

You’re likely reading this while at home due to the global concerns of COVID-19. However, social distancing, isolation, and quarantines have a silver lining: a free virtual consultation to achieve the smile of your dreams from the comfort and safety of your own home. Don’t put off getting Invisalign or braces any longer. With our free virtual consultation, we’ll provide you with a list of comprehensive treatment options for your smile – all remotely. Simply click here to begin!

REMOTE SMILE ASSESSMENT

The benefits of virtual consultations are innumerable for patients, staff, and doctors. With concerns of viral transmission, most orthodontic practices are temporarily closed, as they are unable to physically see their patients. However, we believe all of our patients should still have the opportunity to corrective orthodontic treatments. By utilizing our virtual consultation page, we’re instantly able to visually examine your smile. Furthermore, we’ll then be able to provide you with recommendations on how to move forward in achieving your aesthetic goals. What better time to begin Invisalign or braces than during social isolation? This way, you get to skip all of the initial adjustment periods without public scrutiny!

OUR VIRTUAL CONSULTATION IS FREE

We certainly aren’t going to make you pay for simply wishing to have a better smile! Our virtual consultation is entirely free. Here’s how it works:

First, go to our virtual smile assessment page, here. Next, simply fill out your basic contact details so that we know who you are and how to contact you. Lastly, we only need five photos of your smile. To elaborate, these photos have to be from various angles within your mouth. This allows our Doctors to properly assess your smile in conjunction with your current facial structure goals. Finally, after viewing your materials, our Orthodontists will provide you with a comprehensive list of possible treatment options that fit your case. Furthermore, we’ll be available for any questions you may have regarding treatment. Additionally, we can discuss budgeting concerns like insurance coverages and potential financing plans. Ultimately, we want to get you to the smile of your dreams as quickly, safely, and affordably as possible. Simply click here to begin your free virtual consultation, now!

Keeping Invisalign Invisible

If you’re just now familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of Invisalign, you’re in for a treat. As you learn about Invisalign, you’ll see that the treatment is highly effective for teeth straightening and fixing an array of common orthodontic issues, such as overbites, spacing and crossbites. To see how effective Invisalign is, look through our patient gallery now!

You’ll also notice that the only downside to the treatment is that some people experience mild discomfort in the first day or two after they start wearing a new set of clear aligners. Luckily, that pain quickly dissipates on its own or it can be minimized with some over the counter medicine like Tylenol in most cases.

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Invisalign Made Easy: What to Put in an Invisalign Care Kit

People who are researching Invisalign vs traditional braces clearly have an interest in caring for their teeth. While that’s great, simply undergoing orthodontic treatment isn’t enough to get the best results. You need to be an active participant in your treatment to get the results you’re hoping for. For example, you’ll need to visit your dentist or orthodontist regularly throughout your treatment. If you undergo Invisalign treatment, you’ll also need to care for your teeth and your clear aligners for however long you use them.

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Common Teeth Problems Invisalign Can Fix

If you type Invisalign vs braces into a search box or ask Alexa or Siri to come up with a comparison of Invisalign vs metal braces, you might be surprised by the results you get. While few people are shocked to learn that Invisalign is often the superior choice for teeth straightening among teens and adults, a lot of individuals are stunned by the number of problems Invisalign can be used to treat.

Available since the late 1990s, Invisalign has emerged as the world’s most sophisticated clear aligner system for teeth straightening. Since its inception, Invisalign has improved millions of smiles throughout the world.

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Celebrities Who Have Used Invisalign

Let’s start by pointing out what we hope is already obvious – every smile is beautiful! Even smiles that aren’t perfect still light up a room when they’re flashed for all to see. While that’s the case, there may be something you can do to make your smile shine that much brighter. And that’s to undergo Invisalign treatment for teeth straightening with Clearsmile Orthodontics in Charlotte, NC.

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Invisalign for the Working Professional

Available since the late 1990s, Invisalign has straightened millions of smiles around the world since the clear aligners first hit the market. While images of teenagers often spring to mind when people think of traditional metal braces, many adults have a desire to straighten their teeth as well. Although it’s not uncommon to see a young middle or high schooler wearing braces, working adults sometimes feel that getting braces will make them seem unprofessional.

If that’s a concern, you may find yourself researching how to straighten teeth without braces. Luckily, your research can come to an end now that you’ve found out about Invisalign and Clearsmile Orthodontics.

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Understanding Invisalign and Dental Insurance

Most people are thrilled when they learn they’re a candidate for Invisalign treatment. Compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a more discreet and less intrusive method of straightening teeth and correcting a host of issues, such as teeth crowding, spacing, and underbites.

Although it’s great that Invisalign is comparatively discreet and non-invasive as it relates to your lifestyle, you still have to pay to undergo Invisalign treatment. In fact, that’s really the only downside to this method of straightening teeth! While some people dread the thought of having to pay for orthodontic work because they’ve heard others discuss the cost of their own treatments, you shouldn’t let cost prevent you from undergoing Invisalign treatment.

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