Teenagers can be quite particular about their physical appearance so conventional metal braces might not be the ideal orthodontic therapy for them. That is the reason why Rosenberg Orthodontics provides Invisalign Teen for younger patients in Hartford County. Similar to the adult model, Invisalign Teen can efficiently and safely correct the alignment and position of an individual's teeth in around 1 – 2 years using removable aligners. Unlike the adult version, Invisalign Teen has eruption tabs, compliance indicators, and substitute aligners. If your teenager is worried about metal braces, then schedule an appointment at Rosenberg Orthodontics in Hartford County to get more information on Invisalign Teen.
About Invisalign Teen
What sets Invisalign Teen apart from Invisalign? A number of our patients are concerned about giving their teenager responsibility of costly aligners during their orthodontic therapy. It is a big investment in money and time, and our team is understanding of these factors with adolescent patients. Invisalign Teen includes three specific features that ensure your adolescent receives a straight smile:
- Compliance indicators: There is a small area on the rear portion of the aligners that fades with usage. This allows our dental team to have the ability to know if your teenager is not using the aligners enough or whether they are using them at all. This can keep the younger patients accountable for using their aligners 20 – 22 hours daily and keep them on schedule. Non-compliance problems mean your teenager is going to be in therapy for a prolonged amount of time.
- Eruption tabs: The manufacturers of Invisalign Teen know that not all of our teenage patients may have their third molars or "wisdom teeth." Therefore, they have designed the aligners to have eruption tabs that make space for your third molars. This is so they can develop in the correct location without crowding the other teeth. The standard Invisalign does not have this feature.
- Extra replacement aligners: We expect accidents and missing aligners to happen so we add six substitute aligners in your adolescent's treatment program. Accidents occur and we can sometimes misplace items so call our office in the event you have any issues or require a replacement.
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"Rosenberg Orthodontics is the place to go if you are shopping for an orthodontist. The doctors and staff are knowledgeable, friendly and professional. They went above and beyond to make sure my three children were comfortable throughout their treatment. Their results were so outstanding, I decided to do Invisalign treatment on myself. I highly recommend them to all of my family and friends!!!"- L.T. / Yelp / Jun 30, 2021
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Younger patients with conditions, like an overbite, crooked teeth, crowded teeth, or gaps, are the best candidates to get Invisalign Teen at Rosenberg Orthodontics. Invisalign Teen is especially valuable for teenagers who are active in athletics or the arts. Metal braces may be harmful during contact sports or can even make it challenging to play an instrument. We will conduct a comprehensive assessment and talk about all of the orthodontic treatments that might be appropriate for your daughter or son.
What to Expect
Your teenager will have a consultation to talk about treatment objectives, how they feel about using an orthodontic aligner, and what is to be anticipated through the correction phase (normally 1 – 2 years, but this may differ with each individual patient). To begin the therapy, we will require multiple scans from various angles and take an impression of their teeth. Acrylic aligners will be produced using the impressions and images, which can be customized to fit your teenager's teeth.
Patients will need follow-up visits every 2 – 4 weeks. At these appointments, Dr. Rosenberg will substitute their aligners, monitor their improvement, and evaluate how well they are using them. Invisalign Teen has compliance indicators, which can inform us if your teenager is using the aligners every day. This will hold your teenager accountable for using their aligners for most of their day (20 – 22 hours). Remember, your teenager will have the ability to floss and brush without the barrier of braces. Invisalign Teen will have to be taken out before eating, and it's a good habit to ensure that the mouth is clean before putting the aligners back in position.
Orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign Teen, might be paid in part by insurance. Our staff can get in touch with your insurer to determine your benefits and figure out your out-of-pocket costs. If you are not using insurance, we can discuss payments we take, such as medical financing.
Plan Your Procedure
Most teenagers would like a picture-perfect grin; however, they may feel uncomfortable about conventional orthodontics, such as metal braces. At Rosenberg Orthodontics, we will walk our teen patients through the treatment and talk about how Invisalign Teen could help them achieve a stunning and healthy smile. Get in touch with one of our offices in Hartford County to schedule an appointment.