Are teens a good fit for Invisalign?
Invisalign Teen offers a way for younger patients to achieve a straight smile — without being as noticeable as traditional braces. Teens will feel more comfortable, experience minimal discomfort and enjoy zero food restrictions.
Teens are excellent candidates for Invisalign. Invisalign Teen offers the same orthodontic and aesthetic benefits as standard Invisalign aligners — with additional features tailored specifically to meet the needs of teen patients.
How Invisalign® Teen works
Just like the standard line, Invisalign Teen relies on clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. These aligners are custom-made based on each teen’s orthodontic needs and treatment plan and are worn for about 20-22 hours a day. Every couple of weeks, you’ll switch the aligners to accommodate changes from your teeth shifting into place.
A few unique features of the teen line include:
- Compliance indicators: A small blue dot will fade to white after you wear the aligners for two weeks, helping teens stay on track with their treatment timeline.
- Eruption tabs: Eruption tabs make it possible for teens to start wearing aligners even as their adult teeth are still growing.
- Replacement aligners: Teens will be provided with replacements, helping them continue treatment even if they lose or damage their aligners.
Why choose Invisalign® Teen?
Several additional features make Invisalign especially beneficial for teens:
- Custom-designed for your smile.
- Option to preview beautiful results before getting started with our advanced simulation tool.
- Virtually invisible and undetectable, thanks to the clear design.
- Removable so it’s easier than ever to eat, brush, floss, whiten your teeth or clean your aligners.
- Allows teens to live the lives they want, making it quick and simple to put on a mouthguard for playing sports.
- Ability to switch to braces if they are a better fit — at no charge.
- Affordable payment plans and a careful review to see if you qualify for discounts or insurance benefits.
Why James River Orthodontics?
At James River Orthodontics, we’re committed to making sure every teen has a happy experience from start to finish. Along with our premier orthodontic services, we offer several amenities for our teen patients in Henrico Country, Richmond, and the surrounding areas.
Our environment is designed to be as comfortable as possible, making it easy for teens to relax as they wait for their appointment. They can spend some time in our gaming and internet café. We also offer Starbucks beverages and a frozen yogurt bar so they can indulge in a fun treat.