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Discreet, Comfortable, and Teen-Centric Treatment with Invisalign Teen

A straight smile can improve your teen’s oral health and their confidence. However, many teenagers are resistant to traditional braces and worry about how metal brackets and wires will affect their appearance. With Invisalign® Teen, your child can achieve the straighter, healthier smile they desire without the hassles and heartaches of metal braces. At Charleston Center for Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry in Charleston, SC, Dr. John F. Rink works with a team of some of the best Orthodontists in the State who will meet with you and your teen to create a personalized treatment plan for your Invisalign. Invisalign Teen is specially designed for the unique issues teenagers face and includes compliance dots to ensure your child consistently wears their aligners.

Invisalign Teen trays feature special dots which fade from blue to clear to indicate consistent use.


Is Invisalign Right for My Teen?

Treatment with Invisalign can address many of the same concerns that traditional braces can, including:

  • Gapped teeth
  • Open bites
  • Overcrowding
  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Crossbites

Most forms of mild to moderate misalignment respond well to Invisalign. However, more complex cases may require traditional braces. The best way to determine if Invisalign is right for you is to call our office and Dr. RInk will refer you to an Orthodontist to answer all your questions. 

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Special Features Designed for Teens

Teenagers are at a unique phase of development, meaning they have different needs than adults. Dentists often recommend orthodontic treatment before all of their teeth have erupted. In addition, parents may worry about their child actually wearing the aligners. Invisalign Teen has special features to address these concerns, including:

Compliance Indicators: Each aligner has a blue dot which changes color with consistent use. These indicator dots show you, your teen, and Dr. Rink that the aligners were worn for the right amount of time.

Replacement Aligners: Kids are often forgetful and may lose or break their aligners. Luckily, treatment with Invisalign Teen includes six replacement aligners at no extra cost..

Eruption Tabs: Special tabs on the aligners allow teeth to erupt naturally during Invisalign treatment.

Similar to traditional Invisalign, each customized aligner is made from SmartTrack® material. This smooth, BPA-free plastic will never irritate the delicate tissue inside the mouth.

If your child has crooked or uneven teeth, Invisalign Teen offers a comfortable and discreet way for them to straighten their smile.

Living with Invisalign Teen

Invisalign's clear, removable aligners allow your child to enjoy their normal activities without the hassles and discomfort of traditional braces. Your teen can wear the aligners safely during sports and other activities, such as band practice, without worrying about damage to the orthodontics or an injury from metal brackets or wires. In addition, the aligners make their daily oral hygiene routine easy. They can simply remove the aligners to eat, brush, and floss, eliminating the embarrassment of finding food stuck in their brackets.

During treatment, aligners should be worn for at least 22 hours each day. You will need to visit your Orthodontist about every six weeks so they can check your teen’s progress and provide additional aligners. Once treatment is complete, they can provide a retainer to maintain results. 

John F. Rink DDS, AAACD

Achieve a Straight and Healthy Smile

If your child has crooked or uneven teeth, Invisalign Teen offers a comfortable and discreet way for them to straighten their smile. Learn more about Invisalign by contacting our office online or calling 843.428.8734 today. Dr. Rink can refer you to some of the best Orthodontists in the state that are part of his team to ensure all our patients get the very best of dental care in all fields. 

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