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Invisalign Teen Provider In Parker & Castle Rock, CO 

Invisalign for teens.At 20 Mile Orthodontics & Prairie Hawk Orthodontics, we make it our goal to give every one of our patients a beautiful smile that will last for a lifetime. To accomplish this, we offer a variety of high quality orthodontic treatments such as braces and Invisalign for those in or around Parker and Castle Rock, CO. As a provider of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages, we’re proud to provide Invisalign Teen, a version of the popular clear aligners made specifically for teenagers.

Invisalign Teen offers the same benefits of traditional braces, but it’s also a much more discreet and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment. Learn more about how our teen can straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets below.

What is Invisalign?

Clear Orthodontic Aligners Video

Invisalign uses advanced 3-D computer technology to create a series of clear, customized aligners based off of images, x-rays, and impressions of the patient’s teeth. Aligners are removable plastic coverings that fit over the entire dental arch. Like braces, they’re used to gradually shift teeth into proper positioning over time. After wearing the aligners for two weeks, you’ll move onto the next set of aligners until you’ve worn each pair in the series.

The Benefits of Invisalign

 Invisalign provides many benefits in comparison to traditional metal braces. Some of these advantages include the following:

  • Invisalign’s clear aligners provide a method of straightening your teeth that’s virtually invisible to others.
  • Unlike braces, Invisalign is removable and only needs to be worn for 22 hours a day. This means that you can take them out when you eat or clean your teeth. You can also take them out during any other important occasion if you choose.
  • Braces require you to avoid hard and sticky foods because of the possibility that those foods will break or loosen the wires or brackets. There’s no eating restrictions when you use Invisalign since you take it out before you eat.
  • Because you can remove them, cleaning your teeth is just as simple as ever.
  • The metal parts of braces can cause irritations to your gums or cheeks while Invisalign is made from smooth and comfortable plastic.
  • You won’t have to schedule appointments to fix broken brackets or protruding wires.

Aligners Just for Teens

While aligners have been available for adults for over a decade, they haven’t been recommended for teens since quite recently. The main reason for this was because some teens still have permanent teeth that are erupting; this may cause the precisely planned movement of the teeth to be disturbed. Also, it was believed that many teens wouldn’t actually wear their aligners for the intended 22 hours a day!

Invisalign teen.Thankfully, technological advances have come to the rescue in both situations. Invisalign Teen comes with ‘eruption tabs’ built in. These tabs are designed to hold space for teeth that haven’t erupted yet. The aligners also feature compliance indicators, which are represented by colored dots located in the back of the aligners. These dots will gradually fade away provided the patient is wearing the aligners the appropriate amount of time.

Contact Your Local Orthodontist Today!

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aren’t suitable for every patient, so if you’d like to find out if you’re a candidate, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us by filling out our appointment request form. Alternatively, you can give us a call at (303) 841-2262 for our Parker office or (720) 733-0353 for our Castle Rock office. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments. We look forward to seeing you and helping you attain an even more beautiful smile!