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Invisalign Teen Bixby Knolls, CA

You might have noticed that your teen isn’t smiling as much as they used to when they were younger. It could just be a normal part of the teen years – or it could be something more. Maybe they’re embarrassed by their smile. If your child has gaps in their teeth, crooked teeth, or a malocclusion issue (like an overbite or underbite), they may feel insecure sharing their smile with others.

Thankfully, we can correct malocclusion and function issues with Invisalign Teen from Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls. The result: A beautiful, straight smile your teen can’t wait to share with the world.

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Is Invisalign the Future of Orthodontic Treatment for Teens?

Invisalign sure thinks so! According to Invisalign, nearly 95% of orthodontists think Invisalign is the treatment of choice for teens.

One of the reasons for this is the advancements in Invisalign technology. Orthodontists can use technology to create more predictable outcomes and shorter treatment times.

Another more recent technological advancement is the Invisalign Mandibular Advancement. In the past, Invisalign was best suited for patients who needed minor to moderate orthodontic adjustments. More complex cases required traditional braces.

With this latest advancement, though, patients with certain complex cases can benefit from Invisalign treatment.

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Why Do Teens Like Invisalign in Bixby Knolls?

Teens prefer Invisalign over traditional metal braces for aesthetics, convenience, and comfort.

The Aesthetics of Invisalign in North Long Beach

Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible. People hardly notice them, so teens can go about their day without the potential embarrassment of people talking about them if they were wearing metal braces. Clear aligners are so discreet that teens can wear them during the class photo, and no one would notice.

The Comfort of Invisalign Teen

Clear aligners are smooth and soft (though durable). Metal brackets can irritate the delicate soft tissues of the mouth, including the cheeks, lips, and tongue. Patients can develop sores and may need to use dental wax to prevent further damage. Invisalign is comfortable and doesn’t cause irritation.

The Convenience of Teen Invisalign in Bixby Knolls

Invisalign clear aligners are removable. Patients can remove them for special occasions, such as:

  • Class pictures
  • Dates
  • Prom
  • Weddings
  • Job interviews
  • College interviews

Patients have zero food restrictions, too, because the aligners are removable. At mealtimes, they can remove their aligners, place them safely in their case, and eat normally and comfortably.

Home care is a breeze, too. Remove the aligners, brush and floss like normal, and follow the Invisalign cleaning instructions provided by your child’s orthodontist.

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How Does Teen Invisalign Work?

Invisalign uses computer-generated images/impressions of your teen’s teeth to create 3D models of their smile. Your orthodontist will configure the images to show your child’s ideal occlusion. They’ll forward the before, during, and after images to the Invisalign lab, which will fabricate custom sets of trays.

The trays will gently force the teeth into their new position. Every few weeks, your teen will progress to a new set of clear aligners to continue the process. This can be likened to getting orthodontic brackets and an archwire adjusted every few weeks. These adjustments must happen slowly for the patient’s comfort.

How Long Does Invisalign Treatment in Bixby Knolls Take?

Orthodontic treatment utilizing Invisalign clear aligners can take as little as six months. For most teen patients, though, the average length ranges from 12 to 18 months.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

Invisalign treatment can cost between $3500 - $8500, depending on the complexity of your teen’s case and how long they’ll need to undergo treatment. Talk to our team to get a precise treatment plan estimate, including insurance coverage if your child has a dental policy.

Will Insurance Pay for Invisalign in Bixby Knolls?

If your teen is under 18 and starting orthodontic treatment, your insurance might cover treatment costs at 50% up to your annual maximum. Check your policy for any limitations.

Our team is happy to help you fully utilize your insurance benefits. We’ll help you make sense of your child’s coverage and identify any limitations. We’ll also work out a payment plan for your co-payments that will fit your budget. And don’t forget to ask us about our outside financing options.

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Your Teen Can Have the Smile of Their Dreams in No Time

One of the great things about Invisalign is that this type of treatment can help reduce treatment time. Patients can get the smile they’ve always wanted in less time than ever.

Contact our team to get started today if your teen wants a straighter, healthier, more beautiful smile. We’ll schedule an evaluation and consultation to identify their needs and discuss their (and your) questions and concerns. Then, we’ll work together to determine whether Invisalign is the best option for helping your teen achieve their dream smile.

Contact Orthodontics of Bixby Knolls for an Invisalign Teen consultation. Complete our online contact form or call us directly at (562) 414-5203.

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