Does your teen need orthodontic work but hate the idea of metal braces? At DC Dental Spa, we offer Invisalign, a virtually invisible aligner system, for straighter teeth for your teenager.
Having straight teeth is about more than confidence. Straighter teeth help us to chew and speak properly, and are easier to clean. Correcting orthodontic issues such as misaligned bites and crooked teeth can help your teen have a healthy smile for life.
Your teen has options today when it comes to their orthodontic treatment, and Invisalign offers aligners that are so clear and discreet, no one will know they’re receiving treatment.
At DC Dental Spa, our professionals conduct a thorough exam of your teen’s smile to determine if they qualify for Invisalign. We can even show you a digital representation of how their teeth would be improved with the Invisalign system.
Invisalign securely and predictably moves your teen’s teeth into place similarly to regular braces. In fact, in most cases, Invisalign has a shorter treatment time, meaning your child likely won’t have to wear the aligners for as long as they would with other treatments such as traditional metal braces.
Invisalign can treat almost all the issues regular braces can. From misaligned bites to crooked or gapped teeth, Invisalign is a proven, effective way to straighter teeth.
These clear aligners work similarly to braces by gradually moving teeth into their proper positions. Every few weeks—or as recommended by our team—the aligners are changed out for a new set to continue to move the teeth into place.
If you’re considering different orthodontic options for your teenager, consider the benefits of Invisalign, which include:
- No food restrictions. Invisalign is removed when eating, so your teen can eat all their favorite foods without worry, unlike regular braces.
- Better oral health. Since your teen won’t have to clean around metal wires and brackets, patients with Invisalign often have better gum and oral health than those who wear traditional braces.
- Fewer orthodontist visits. Invisalign aligners are swapped out every few weeks at home, meaning fewer trips to the orthodontist for you and your teen!
- More comfort. Many patients report that Invisalign is more comfortable to wear than fixed orthodontic appliances.
Generally, your child will have to wear the aligners for about 20-22 hours every day to see results. Your teen can still remove them for eating, cleaning, or playing sports, but they should be worn during all other times if possible.
The actual length of treatment time and the cost of treatment will vary per case. Have questions about Invisalign, or wondering if your teen qualifies? Let us help! At DC Dental Spa, we provide Invisalign to help discreetly straighten your teen’s smile without disrupting their lives. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at (202) 873-1054!