Black Orthodontics

Invisalign for Teens: Clear Aligners for Teenagers

Invisalign’s clear aligner technology is now available for teens! With Invisalign for Teens, your teen can achieve a more radiant smile with their patented system of disposable aligners. At Black Orthodontics, we’re giving everyone a little something to smile about in the Asheville area.

What is Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign for Teens is a powerful innovation in corrective orthodontics. Invisalign’s clear aligners replace traditional metal bands, wires, and brackets. Also, each aligner is custom fit to your teen’s unique facial structure. 

Simply have your teen wear their aligners for 20-22 hours a day. Bit-by-bit, the aligners will reposition their teeth. Then replace your aligner with a new one every five to seven days and watch as their teeth start to reflect a confident and happy smile.

It can be stressful to wonder if your child is getting the full effect when buying any orthodontic treatment. When you trust Black Orthodontics with your teen’s smile, you get the comfort of knowing you’ve chosen people who understand life’s unexpected bumps. That’s why we’re happy to provide you with replacement aligners, and even the option to switch to self-ligating braces after you start treatment at no additional cost.

Dr. Black has been providing Invisalign longer than any other orthodontist in Western North Carolina — you can be confident in choosing him for your teen’s alignment.

How Invisalign for Teens Treatment Works

After our Smile Specialists determine if your teen is the right candidate, we scan their teeth using an impressionless high-tech 3D digital scanner. We compare the scan — and the data from thousands of other Invisalign clients — to plan the best treatment. You’ll receive a set of aligners to bring home. Make sure your teen wears the aligner for at least 20-22 hours a day. 

The Invisalign for Teens system works by moving a few teeth at a time, so you will need to replace their aligner every five to seven days. As your teen cycles through aligners, their teeth will gradually realign. Just schedule an appointment every 10-16 weeks for routine progress evaluations. 

During your initial consultation, we will determine if Invisalign makes sense for your teen. We’ll ask them questions, evaluate their bone structure, and assess their fit. And if you have any questions about treatment, we’ll be happy to address them, too! 

We don’t believe in fitting square pegs in round holes. If your teen needs more than a routine adjustment, has major bridgework issues — or other dental complications like jaw abnormalities — we will recommend a different plan for them. 

Whether or not Invisalign for Teens makes sense for you, we offer many great options to help your child achieve a better alignment. Schedule your free Smile Assessment to learn more – appointments are available in our office and virtually!

The Benefits of Bigger Smiles With Invisalign for Teens

High school is hard enough without braces. Invisalign for Teens can help your child cope with some of the stresses of their transition to adulthood.

Your teen will be able to remove their aligners for all of those precious growing-up moments: all of those photo-ops, snapshots, and selfies. They won’t have to worry about their braces affecting their appearance during senior portraits, prom, or graduation — or any event they want to remember — either. 

 But there are even more great benefits of using Invisalign for Teens:

Less Visits

Since you receive all of your aligners at the beginning of your treatment, you only need to come in occasionally for check-ups.

Shorter Appointments

With Invisalign for Teens, your teen will only need a quick check-up every 10-15 weeks. You'll save time since you don't need long adjustment times.

Easy Brushing

You can take the aligner out whenever you need to clean your teeth. Then pop it back in until you need to take it out again.

No Emergency Appointments

With traditional braces eating certain food can damage your brackets and wires. Invisalign for Teens aligners don't have these components, so you won’t need to worry about making emergency appointments.

We know a beautiful smile can’t cure everything. But the confidence of a radiant and healthy smile can go a long way to boosting your teen’s self-esteem.

Only a qualified orthodontist can decide if Invisalign for Teens will be an effective treatment for your child. Contact us now to schedule your free in-office or virtual evaluation.

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When you choose Black Orthodontics, you are choosing hands-on and holistic care. We don’t believe in the one-size-fits-all approach for our patients. If Invisalign for Teens isn’t a good option for your teen, we offer a range of self-ligating Damon Braces. Damon Braces offer a similar comfort level to clear aligners, and do not require palatal expanders or permanent tooth extractions. 

We know that having a teen means you’re continually dealing with the unexpected. Sometimes your teen can be the right candidate for treatment on paper, but after starting their treatment, it becomes apparent that Invisalign for Teens isn’t a good fit for them. 

At Black Orthodontics, we want your teen’s treatment to be useful while giving you the security of knowing you’re getting your money’s worth. If we start their treatment and discover that Invisalign isn’t an ideal solution for your teen, we will switch their treatment to self-ligating braces at no additional cost to you. 

How is Invisalign for Teens Better Than SmileDirectClub or Similar Teledentistry Services?

A lot of websites talk a big game about affordable treatment processes. Ultimately these services are selling a product and not trying to diagnose or suggest treatment alternatives. The fact is that your smile lasts forever. It’s unwise to trust your orthodontic health to someone you don’t have a personal relationship with as your provider. The blanket solutions put forth by these teledentistry businesses are unable to provide the hands-on care and attention of in-person orthodontists. 

But even if you’re considering SmileDirectClub because you want to save some pennies, think again! We provide competitive pricing on Invisalign. Our smile specialists can work with you to find a monthly price point that works with your wallet. We’re confident that you’ll be able to afford in-person orthodontic care for less than you think.

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Get a Free Smile Assessment

Black Orthodontics believes that better orthodontic health is a decision that changes lives for the better. True orthodontic health accounts for every part of the human body. 

Call us today and learn how you provide a lasting smile for your teen. Schedule your free consultation with one of our Smile Specialists to learn more. We offer in-office appointments as well as convenient virtual consultations.