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Now teens have an option to metal braces in their yearbook photos or Facebook profiles – introducing Invisalign® Teen!

Invisalign® Teen is the clear way to straighten teeth without metal braces by using clear aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible, which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing; and you can still eat and drink what you want. You can also brush and floss normally to maintain healthy gums and teeth; and there are no wires, meta,l or brackets to cause mouth abrasions.

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Invisalign® went to leading orthodontists, parents and teens themselves to custom-design an Invisalign® system just right for the dental needs of teenagers. With blue-to-clear color-changing aligners to show how long each aligner has been worn, six free replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken, and other changes designed to accommodate growing mouths, Invisalign® Teen is the perfect teeth-straightening system for today’s teens’ busy lifestyles!

What is Invisalign® Teen?

  • Invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces
  • Series of clear, removable, custom-made aligners
  • Uses no metal wires or brackets
  • Custom-made for comfort

How does Invisalign® Teen work?

  • Wear each set of aligners for one to two weeks
  • Remove only to eat, drink, brush and floss
  • Your teeth will move gradually each week
  • Visit us every 6-8 weeks

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is Invisalign good for teens?

Invisalign for teens in Irvine is a good option for younger patients because it is a clear aligner that is virtually invisible. It is also removable, which means that teens can continue to eat the foods they love and brush and floss their teeth with ease.

What is the youngest age for Invisalign?

There is not a minimum age requirement for Invisalign. Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces.

How long do teens have to wear Invisalign?

The length of time that teens have to wear Invisalign depends on the severity of their misalignment. In most cases, treatment takes about a year. However, some teens may need to wear their aligners for up to 18 months.

Does Invisalign hurt or feel uncomfortable?

Teen Invisalign treatment in Irvine is usually more comfortable than traditional braces. You might feel some discomfort for the first few days after getting your aligners, but it should go away after you get used to wearing them.

What foods should teenagers avoid with Invisalign?

There are no specific foods that teenagers should avoid with Invisalign, but it is generally recommended that they avoid hard and sticky foods.

How do I know if my teen needs braces?

The best way to know if your teen needs braces is to consult with an orthodontist.

How long does the average teen Invisalign treatment take?

The average teen invisalign treatment time is about 12 months. However, every case is different, and treatment time will vary depending on the severity of the case.

What if my teen doesn’t want to get Invisalign?

If your teen is reluctant to get Invisalign, we’ll sit down with them and explain the many benefits of having Invisalign. We can also show them before and after photos of other teens who have benefited from this treatment.

What options are available to teenagers?

We offer many different orthodontic treatment solutions for teenagers; the best thing to do is come in for a consultation with Dr. Justin Hong as your teenager may prefer Invisalign for teens or another treatment option that’s more conservative.