Invisalign Teen in Prosper & Melissa
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Teens with over or underbites, rotated, crooked teeth, or spacing issues (overcrowding or gapped teeth) may qualify for Invisalign Teen. Just like the adult version, Invisalign Teen can correct teeth in less than 2 years! We see teenage patients with their parents at the consultation stage of the process to discuss how ready the teen is for this type of orthodontic treatment.
Many parents express their worries about their son or daughter not following through with treatment because it is removable, or the aligner may get lost. Our staff is prepared to answer any questions you may have and explain why Invisalign Teen is such a great product for this age group.
For more information on our self-ligating braces, call us today at (972) 934-6222. We serve patients in Prosper & Melissa, TX!
Invisalign vs. Invisalign Teen
Dr. Bietsch understands that some parents may be wary of allowing their teen to take full responsibility and care for their aligners. Due to the investment, time, and money that goes into Invisalign treatments, we make it easier for your child to achieve beautiful results with the following:
- Compliance indicators: Dr. Bietsch will be able to tell if the teen is not wearing the aligners long enough or if he or she is not wearing them at all, due to the spot on the back part of the appliance. Keeping them accountable will ensure a solid schedule and routine.
- Eruption tabs: Since the patients are teens, they will most likely still have in their final molars or "wisdom teeth." With eruption tabs, we can leave space for the final molars so none of your teeth will be susceptible to overcrowding. Traditional Invisalign aligners do not come with this feature.
- Extra replacement aligners: In cases of emergencies, we offer 6 replacement aligners in your teen’s treatment plan. We understand that accidents happen and Dr. Bietsch is just a call or an office visit away.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a teeth-straightening treatment specifically designed for teenagers. It is an alternative to traditional braces and offers a more discreet and comfortable orthodontic solution. Here are some factors that make someone a good candidate for Invisalign Teen:
Age: As the name suggests, Invisalign Teen is designed for teenagers who have most of their permanent teeth erupted. Typically, this treatment is suitable for individuals between the ages of 12 and 19.
Mild to moderate orthodontic issues: Invisalign Teen is effective for correcting a range of orthodontic problems, including crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overcrowding, and certain bite issues like overbite or underbite. However, severe or complex cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic interventions.
Responsibility and compliance: Invisalign Teen treatment requires wearing the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, removing them only when eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing. Teens must be responsible enough to adhere to this schedule and keep up with their oral hygiene routine.
Desire for a discreet option: Invisalign Teen aligners are transparent and virtually invisible when worn. This feature appeals to teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces and prefer a more discreet orthodontic treatment.
Active lifestyle: Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, which makes them suitable for teenagers who participate in sports, musical activities, or other extracurricular activities. They can be taken out during these activities to provide greater comfort and freedom.
It is essential to consult with our orthodontist in Prosper to determine if it is the right treatment option for a particular individual. They will assess the teenager's oral health, dental needs, and treatment goals to make an informed recommendation.
What Are the Benefits?
Invisalign Teen makes life with orthodontics so much simpler. There are ultimately zero food restrictions and teeth can be brushed and flossed as normal. Don't want your aligners in all your special photos? Take it out to snap your school or prom pictures. Anxious about playing in the big game with a sports guard and an aligner in your mouth? Keep it in the case until your activity is over!
Life doesn't have to stop for braces and with Invisalign Teen, you get the best of both worlds: invisible and removable.
“I chose to see Dr. Bietsch from a referral from a friend. I am so happy that I did. The entire consult was all about my son and never about the doctor. I was so impressed that I chose to see him myself for some orthodontic work.”- Amy
“We love Dr. Bietsch's office. It's very easy to find a qualified orthodontist, but more difficult to find the combination of highly qualified, and caring. I feel like going above and beyond, is just normal for Dr. Bietsch and his staff.”- Kelly
“I was walked through each x-ray, necessary procedure and plan to align a jaw, straighten teeth, and make sure both my children and I were going to be happy with the results. Very impressed.”- Aimee
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