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Invisalign® Teen – Alhambra, CA

Give Your Teen a Smile Worth Showing Off

Many people learn that they need orthodontic treatment when they’re teens, which is why Invisalign created a special teen-centered treatment. At Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra, your teen can have a choice between traditional metal braces and discreet clear aligners, helping them build their autonomy and make decisions based off of their needs and desires. Dr. Gashparova is a proud Premier Invisalign Provider as well, ensuring that your teen’s treatment will be a smooth and successful journey!

teen smiling and holding a model of braces in one hand and an Invisalign aligner in the other

Why Choose Advanced Dentistry of Alhambra for Invisalign® Teen?

  • Discreet Alternative for Metal Braces
  • Financing Through CareCredit Available
  • Premier Invisalign Provider

Invisalign Teen vs. Metal Braces

: a closeup, graphic illustration of a clear Invisalign tray

Traditional braces and Invisalign in Alhambra can both achieve similar results by addressing problems like crowded and gapped teeth and malocclusion. However, they also feature many differences that make some patients more suitable for one over the other. Here are some key differences between metal braces and Invisalign aligners:

  • Aligners can be removed to make it easier for your teen to brush and floss, reducing their chances of developing cavities throughout their treatment.
  • Invisalign trays are more comfortable than traditional metal braces.
  • No need to worry about damaged or broken brackets and wires with Invisalign trays.
  • Ability to eat all of their favorite foods throughout their treatment because aligners are removable.
  • Invisalign for Teens requires shorter visits to the dentist.
  • Invisalign aligners are discreet, so your teen’s appearance won’t be affected.

The Difference Between Invisalign Teen & Invisalign for Adults

: a dentist showing a teen how to put their Invisalign trays in their mouth

Invisalign Teen is a special treatment that we offer that’s very similar to traditional Invisalign, but with a few differences that make them a better choice for younger patients. Invisalign Teen includes six replacement aligners with the treatment because it’s more likely for younger patients to misplace or lose them. Additionally, aligners for Invisalign Teen have small blue dots on them that will fade away when it’s time for them to move on to the next set of trays in their treatment.

Requirements for Invisalign Teen

teenage friends looking at their phones and smiling together

Invisalign for Teens can help younger patients learn responsibility because they’ll need to build certain habits to meet the requirement of their treatment. Some of these include:

  • Wearing their aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day.
  • Removing their aligners before eating or drinking anything besides cool or room temperature water.
  • Cleaning their aligners every day and brushing their teeth before each time they put their trays back in their mouth.
  • Working their way through all of their aligner sets to meet their end goals.
  • Wearing a retainer after their treatment to maintain their results.

If you believe Invisalign Teen is right for your child, don’t hesitate to reach out to your dentist in Alhambra to learn more about the treatment!