At Romani Orthodontics, we understand that teenagers are always on the go, and they need corrective treatment that will fit into their busy lifestyle. Invisalign® is a revolutionary treatment that will allow teenagers more freedom and discretion than other options. Your teen deserves a smile that will inspire confidence as they face their school day and everything after. Invisalign® aligners may be virtually invisible, but their effects are apparent as the teeth will gradually shift into place for the smile of your teen’s dreams.
How Often Do I Have to Wear My Aligners?
For Invisalign® to be the most effective, you must wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day. This way, your teeth will receive consistent pressure that will keep them shifting into the right places. With this time frame, you still have a few hours to take your aligners out to eat your favorite snack or take pictures for your school dance. It’s important to remember to put your aligners back in after you take them out, though, or your teeth may shift back into their original position, and your treatment could be delayed.
Is There Anything That I Cannot Eat While Using Invisalign®?
One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign®, after achieving a beautiful smile, is that you get to eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about damaging your appliance or setting back your progress. You will need to take out your aligners to eat, so you can eat any hard, sticky, or chewy foods that would be discouraged if you were wearing braces. The most important thing to remember is that you have to put your aligners back in after you eat, or you will risk your teeth shifting back.
How Long Does Invisalign® Take?
At Romani Orthodontics, we are constantly optimizing our techniques and treatments so that you receive the highest quality of care in the most efficient time frame. We offer our patients an accelerated treatment that will help your teen get their aligners off 30% faster than the average time span. As long as they wear their aligners consistently and maintain great oral health, nothing is stopping them from achieving their dream smile ahead of schedule. To find out a realistic time frame for how long your teen will be in Invisalign® treatment, schedule your complimentary first visit, and Dr. Romani will be able to assess their orthodontic needs and create a comprehensive plan.
How Does Invisalign® Teen Work?
Invisalign® Teen consists of a series of clear aligners that are printed in a comfortable thermoplastic material that will fit snugly over your teen’s teeth. Every week, your teen will change into a new pair of aligners that will be slightly adjusted to gently push their teeth into position for their desired results. They are free to take their appliance out whenever it is convenient for them, such as when eating or during sports, but we highly recommend they wear their aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours every day for maximum results.
What Happens If My Teen Loses an Aligner?
We know that between lunch in the cafeteria and band practice, there are a lot of opportunities for an aligner or two to get lost in the shuffle. However, there’s no need to worry if you misplace your Invisalign®. As long as you contact our office as soon as you realize they’re missing, we can get you a replacement aligner or decide if they can wait until their next pair without any negative impact on their treatment progress.
How Much Is Invisalign® for Teens?
The cost of Invisalign® varies depending on how extensive your teen’s orthodontic needs are and how many aligners they receive. Every treatment plan varies because we customize them to each of our patients, but we have several systems in place to help you manage the cost of clear aligners. We offer a variety of flexible financing plans that will help you budget for treatment, and our team is always willing to work diligently with your insurance provider to help limit out-of-pocket costs for this transformative appliance.