Invisalign Teen

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Invisalign Teen® in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach

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Invisalign Teen

3 Myths and Facts About Invisalign Teen

We receive many questions about Invisalign Teen so we understand that there may be misconceptions about the treatment process. Invisalign Teen is quickly becoming the orthodontic treatment of choice for high school students preferring to avoid the metal of traditional braces.

The many reasons teens request Invisalign treatment include:
-Virtual invisibility
-Removability
-Lack of dietary restrictions
-Easier cleaning and flossing
-Fewer and shorter appointments

Here are some common misunderstandings about Invisalign Teen that we would like to clarify so that you rest assured that it is a viable option for your child.

MYTH #1: “It Costs More.”
It doesn’t. Invisalign Teen costs about the same as traditional braces, and your dental insurance may already cover some of the costs. Your treatment plan will include a breakdown of all applicable fees, and we will inform you of all costs before treatment starts. For your convenience, we accept payment by cash and check, as well as Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards. We thoroughly explain your options so that we can accommodate your needs. We are pleased to offer in-house financing options to help make your treatment more affordable. We offer an orthodontic discount for those who pay in full upfront and for multiple family members receiving treatment.

MYTH #2: “It Doesn’t Work as Well.”
But it does! It works great. Every two weeks your teen will switch out his/her custom made Invisalign aligners for the next set, until the teeth are gradually guided into their optimal positions. Invisalign is used to treat mild-to-severe cases of under bite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth.

No wires, brackets or elastics, which might break or need replacement, are involved in the Invisalign Teen system. This makes Invisalign Teen a highly effective, efficient treatment.

MYTH #3: “It’s More Difficult to Keep Up With.”
The removable aspect of Invisalign Teen may seem a bit challenging to keep track of. However, you may be surprised at just how easily Invisalign will merge into anyone’s lifestyle. It can act as a mouthguard when playing sports. It can also be taken out for important pictures and playing instruments.

If your teenager loses a set of aligners, no worries: six replacement aligners are included in most Invisalign treatment packages. Invisalign is also easier to keep up with in terms of time; patients and parents spend 30 percent less time at our office, as aligners only need to be progressively supplied at an appointment every 8 to 10 weeks.

While Invisalign Teen will need to be worn exactly as your orthodontist recommends, it is easier to ensure patient compliance with the Invisalign system than with metal braces! Invisalign Teen comes with a blue compliance indicator that will help you and your teen keep track of how much time he or she is wearing the aligner (which should be 22-23 hours daily, with a two-hour window for eating, brushing and flossing). This indicator also lets you know when to replace your aligners with a new set.

"Invisalign Teen has been developed with teenagers, parents and leading orthodontists who understand the active lifestyles and unique treatment needs of teenage patients."

A Comparison of Invisalign to Fixed Braces

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What Options are Available to Teenagers?

Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development.

Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those who haven't got all of their adult teeth erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen® – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Your dental practitioner will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.

Invisalign Teen is like Invisalign, but with a few special additions. Apprehensive about spending money on Invisalign Teen? Invisalign Teen offers greater peace of mind with these features:

  • Invisalign Teen includes up to six replacement aligners with no fee.
  • Invisalign Teen includes highly advanced wear indicators that allow the doctor to monitor the amount of time that the patient has worn the aligners.
  • Invisalign Teen is offered at the same cost as braces so you can choose the treatment to fit your lifestyle.

At your first appointment, Dr. DiGiovanni will evaluate whether you are a candidate for Invisalign Teen and discuss with you whether Invisalign is your best option.

If it is, great! We can usually get started same day, saving you that extra trip to the office so you can get back to your life!

Invisalign at DiGiovanni Orthodontics

Invisalign awarded "Premier Provider" and a top Invisalign Orthodontist in Orange County, Dr. DiGiovanni has completed nearly 1,000 Invisalign cases and perfected the smiles of patients in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Lake Forest, Corona Del Mar and Huntington Beach. He has offices located in Newport Beach (Fashion Island) and Laguna Beach California. If you are considering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or any other treatment modality, call or e-mail us to arrange a free consultation to see if you are a good candidate for Invisalign or other available removable braces.