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, we offer Invisalign for both teens and adults. Dr. John F. Rink can work with you and your teen to create a personalized treatment plan. 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
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 your child is to schedule an appointment at our office. Dr. Rink can examine your teen’s smile and recommend the optimal treatment option for their specific needs. 

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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) 766-1132 today. 

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