Invisalign® Teen in Charles County and St. Mary’s County, MD
Teens in Charles County and St. Mary’s County and the surrounding communities who wish to have their teeth aligned without having to wear braces will be happy to learn that Sequence Orthodontics, with convenient offices in Waldorf and Leonardtown, Maryland, offers Invisalign® for teens along with comprehensive orthodontic care for the whole family.
What is Invisalign® Teen?
Invisalign® is an orthodontic treatment for teens who want an alternative to metal or ceramic braces. The Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of clear plastic aligners, each custom-made for you and that resemble night guards. Over time, these aligners slowly shift teeth into the proper position. Invisalign® may also be recommended for patients who have completed orthodontic treatment to help maintain results until teeth have settled down and finished moving.
What Are the Unique Benefits of Invisalign® Teen?
Although alignment may take longer with Invisalign® than with traditional braces, Invisalign® offers the benefits of being removable so you can eat what you want. The aligners are also practically invisible, allowing you to maintain a natural appearance during your treatment. Because the aligners are removable, it is easier to keep teeth cleaned and flossed during treatment. Aligners are easily cleaned by rinsing with soap and water.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign® Teen?
Although Invisalign® is a great option for many teen patients, it may not be optimal for all. In some cases, Invisalign® alone may not provide enough correction to achieve a successful alignment, and regular braces may be recommended.
How Long Does the Invisalign® Teen Treatment Typically Last?
The length of time you’ll have to wear Invisalign® will naturally vary from patient to patient, but generally, this treatment takes longer to reach your correction goal than treatment with traditional braces. For most teens, treatment lasts an average of two to three years.
Is It Painful to Wear Invisalign® Teen?
Invisalign® may produce mild soreness in the jaw and gums after each initial fitting, and this mild discomfort may last for a day or two, but this treatment normally produces less discomfort than treatment with traditional metal or ceramic braces.
What Should I Do Next?
Parents of teens living in Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland who want to straighten their teen’s teeth, improve their oral health and beautify their smile without the use of traditional braces should contact our Waldorf or Leonardtown offices to learn more about Invisalign® for teens.