Your Teen Will Love Invisalign® Treatment

At Orthodontic Associates, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth. Invisalign Teen helps us do that! Invisalign doesn't use brackets, wires and bands like traditional braces.

Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens. At your initial consultation, Dr. Patel will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens is the best option for your unique smile.


Almost Invisible

The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and are almost invisible.

Instead of hiding behind a mouth full of metal, Orthodontic Associates Invisalign patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day. The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them!

You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable. You can eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want!

This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Braces can’t compete with that convenience!

Traditional braces can create a challenge if you play sports or a musical instrument. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!

Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, you’ll find out if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!

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Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

Great for Active Teens: Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. The flexibility of a removable appliance makes Invisalign for Teens an ideal choice for teens in Shelby who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.

You should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. That’s what being a teenager is about! You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.

Teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more with the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Patel’s expert care.

Perfect for Busy Schedules: Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents in Shelby and surrounding areas because you don’t have to worry about emergency appointments since there aren’t any wires or brackets to break. Invisalign often requires fewer appointments in total than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance. Even better, each visit requires less "chair time."

The typical Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Patel once every 8 weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.

Doesn't Cost More than Traditional Braces: At Orthodontic Associates, we understand that every patient's needs are different. We take many factors into consideration when we determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment. In most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans.

Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Orthodontic Associates team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.


Invisalign Responsibilities

Always wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day so they can do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.

Like with traditional braces, Dr. Patel will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.


Talk to Us About Invisalign

Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues; Dr. Patel will discuss which options are best for you.

Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Patel at our Shelby office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.