Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® Teen in Frederick, MD

Zainali Orthodontics, led by board-certified orthodontist Dr. Lobat Zainali in nearby Frederick, MD, specializes in Invisalign® Teen treatment and other orthodontic solutions for residents of Frederick, Urbana, Middletown, Hagerstown and surrounding areas in Maryland.

What is Invisalign® Teen and how does it work?

Invisalign® Teen is an orthodontic solution for many teens who need orthodontic correction but don’t want to wear conventional braces. The Invisalign® treatment uses clear plastic aligners that resemble night guards, each custom-made for each patient. These aligners may be removed for eating or to facilitate brushing the teeth and cleaning the aligners. Over time, these aligners gradually align the teeth into their proper position. Some teens who have completed orthodontic treatment also use Invisalign® Teen much like a retainer, to help maintain optimal results and stabilize the teeth after treatment.

Why is Invisalign® recommended for teens?

There are many reasons some teens prefer Invisalign® Teen to conventional braces:

  • Invisalign® Teen is more comfortable to wear and adjust to than traditional braces.
  • Invisalign® Teen offers the benefit of being removable so you can eat whatever you want without having to worry about breaking or damaging the device.
  • Invisalign® Teen is practically invisible, allowing you to maintain a natural appearance during your treatment.
  • Invisalign® Teen Aligners are easily cleaned by rinsing with soap and water.

Can any teen switch from braces to Invisalign® Teen?

Although Invisalign® Teen is an optimal solution for many teens, it may not be ideal for all because in some cases, Invisalign® may not achieve the desired alignment, and regular braces may be required to complete treatment. It’s also possible that some patients will transition from conventional braces to Invisalign®.

How long do teens typically have to wear the Invisalign® Teen aligners?

Most teens wear the Invisalign® Teen aligners for about six to eighteen months.

Does Invisalign® Teen treatment hurt?

Invisalign® Teen may make the jaw and gums feel a bit sore after each initial fitting, but this will only last about a day. Overall, most teens report that Invisalign® Teen treatment is more comfortable and easier to get used to than treatment with conventional braces.

How can I learn more about Invisalign® Teen?

Teens who want to straighten their teeth with Invisalign® Teen in Frederick, Urbana, Middletown, Hagerstown and neighboring areas in Maryland should contact Zainali Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment for a free consultation at our convenient office in Frederick.