Invisalign for teens.Teenagers in need of orthodontic treatment have plenty to smile about when it comes to straightening their teeth with Invisalign Teen clear aligners! This is a very popular orthodontic treatment method that a growing number of teenagers are choosing as Invisalign Teen fits seamlessly into the busy lifestyle of teens and young adults. Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer Chapel Hill, NC Invisalign Teen to adolescents with certain bite problems who don't wish to wear visible metal braces. 

What is Invisalign Teen?

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Invisalign Teen consists of a sequence of translucent removable aligner trays that move teeth gradually, step-by-step into their optimal positions. The clear aligners, which are custom-made just for you using advanced computer technology, are meant to be worn for 22 hours a day. As your treatment progresses, you will move from one set of aligners to the next set in the series and so on, until your treatment is complete, leaving you with an amazing smile that's straight, attractive and healthy. 

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

There are many benefits associated with Invisalign Teen including:

Very Discreet Treatment – Most people won't even notice you're in treatment as the clear aligners are virtually undetectable 
Fast and Effective – Invisalign is both fast and effective at straightening teeth and improving your smile
Convenient – The aligners can be removed when eating & drinking, brushing & flossing and for those special occasions like school or family photographs 
Comfortable to Wear – There are no metal brackets or wires present to poke and irritate the inside of your cheeks 
No Food Restrictions – Because the aligners are to be taken out when eating, you can continue enjoying all your favorite foods throughout the treatment process 
Easy to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene – The removable aligners make maintaining good oral hygiene easy 
Fewer Appointments – Since there are no wires to tighten, there are fewer orthodontic appointments to keep throughout your treatment process 


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Clear Aligners Made Specifically for Teenagers 

While clear aligners for adults have been available for many years, until recently, they were not recommended for teenagers in most cases. Why? For one reason, it was thought that teenagers would not be compliant with wearing aligners for the recommended 22 hours per day. Secondly, since many teens still have some permanent teeth erupting, the precisely planned movement of the teeth might be disturbed. 

Fortunately, advances made in aligner technology have eliminated these problems. Invisalign Teen aligners come with discreet, built-in compliance indicators that fade gradually with wear to show whether or not the aligners have been worn as directed. To solve the second problem, Invisalign Teen aligners come with special eruption tabs that hold space for teeth that have yet to fully erupt. 


Contact Your Local Chapel Hill Orthodontist Today 

To find out if you or your teenager is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, please schedule an appointment with us today! After your examination, we will discuss our findings with you and talk about your potential treatment options, which may include Invisalign Teen clear aligners. We look forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams! 

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