Teen Invisalign® in Albany, CA
Help your child get a straight smile with clear aligners at Lai Orthodontics.
Straighten Teeth with Invisible Clear Aligners
Our aligners for teens are easy to use, comfortable, and nearly invisible.
Does your teenager have crooked teeth but metal braces will affect their teen years too much? Are you looking for an alternative to braces? Say hello to Teen Invisalign® in Albany, CA. It’s the clear choice for straightening teeth in kids!
As parents, we want the best for our children, and a straight smile from a young age is one of the best gifts to give. Invisalign® Teen makes straightening teeth easy with discreet trays that won’t affect anyone’s lifestyle, but the effects can last a lifetime. The best part? Our clear aligners for kids work just as well as braces to straighten teeth.
Invisalign® clear aligners use custom-fit plastic trays to fix:
Lai Orthodontics at Albany, CA helps your family smile with confidence using the top orthodontic system made with plastic trays. Fun fact: the Invisalign® system has transformed millions of lives, and we can’t wait to show you what it can do for your teen.
Why Choose Teen Invisalign®?
How Teen Invisalign® Orthodontic Treatment Works
Lai Orthodontics in Albany, CA creates a predictable plan to transform your teen's smile.
We understand families get busy (especially when there are teens involved), which is why we offer an easy way to straighten teeth with clear aligners in Albany, CA at Lai Orthodontics.
- Step 1
When you and your teen come in for an initial consultation, we will examine your child’s teeth, take 3D images of the teeth, and recommend the best treatment option. We map out a plan and can even show you and your teen the results with a smile preview.
- Step 2 Once the aligners are ready, your teen will come in for the aligner fitting. We check that the plastic trays fit comfortably during speaking, smiling, and regular movement. Your teen then wears the straightening system according to the plan; they can be removed for eating, drinking, hygiene, and special events.
- Step 3 By wearing the transparent aligners day and night and switching out to a new set per the treatment requirements, your teen will begin to see movement. Time flies, and soon your teen will enjoy a straighter smile! The last step is a retainer to maintain the alignment of teeth.
It’s no secret that teens crave freedom, and with Invisalign®, your kids can feel like themselves. Our removable and nearly invisible aligners get the job done without slowing anybody down.
- Is Invisalign® suitable for teenagers?
Teen Invisalign® is suitable for teenagers and works as well as braces to fix mild to moderate misalignment.
The most important thing to remember is that braces are fixed to the teeth, while our aligners are removable. This means your child must remember to wear their trays for the required hours per day and night. Otherwise, they risk prolonging the duration of treatment.
One of the biggest advantages of Teen Invisalign® vs. braces is that teenagers can maintain their normal routine and don’t have to change how they eat their favorite foods or brush and floss their teeth.
- Which is faster braces or Invisalign®?
Treatment time with braces or aligners depends on the extent of misalignment and your involvement. One thing is certain, though – Invisalign® is a much easier process.
Teenage years are embarrassing enough, as kids figure out who they truly are. Clear aligners give them one less obstacle to worry about with a nearly invisible way to straighten teeth.
Additionally, kids switch out the trays at home, so you spend less time at a dental office. Fun fact: metal braces are adjusted in the office, while your child’s Invisalign® adjustment happens with the swap of a tray. Yes, it’s that easy!
- What is the cost of Invisalign® for teens?
Invisalign® Teen costs are similar to braces, but this depends on several factors. Clear aligners’ cost varies from patient to patient depending on the type of treatment, preparation, duration, and dental insurance coverage.
At Lai Orthodontics, we offer monthly payment plans to make orthodontic treatment with clear aligners more affordable and budget-friendly. To find out how much Teen Invisalign® costs at Lai Orthodontics in Albany, CA please schedule a consultation today.
- How long do teens wear Invisalign®? Teens must wear their aligners for up to 22 hours a day to ensure proper movement of their teeth. While they’re safe and comfortable, the aligner trays should be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing.
By wearing the trays for the required hours per day, your child stays on track and will see results sooner.
- What age is appropriate for Invisalign® Teen?
Treatment with clear aligners for teens may range from 12-18 years old and it varies individually. In addition to clear aligners for teenagers, Invisalign® also offers orthodontics for younger children and older adults.
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children see an orthodontist by the age of seven. While this age seems young, it’s at this time that a specialist can understand your child’s teeth/jaw alignment and intervene early on to prevent more complex problems.