Parents want the best for their teens and often ask us about the perks of Invisalign Teen clear aligners compared to traditional braces. Invisalign treatment is a style of braces that skips the usual metal and wires, and uses a clear, thermoplastic material to create removable aligners instead.
Aligners are custom-made for each patient and replaced every 7-10 days to attain gradually straighter teeth.
Is Invisalign treatment as effective?
As long as your child wears the aligners as directed, the answer is yes: they are just as effective as traditional braces. The aligners will show visible signs of use when it’s time to replace them after about 7-10 days of proper wear. This enables Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman to tell whether the child is wearing the aligners.
Can Invisalign aligners be removed?
The recommended amount of time to wear Invisalign aligners is at least 20 hours a day. They can be removed for up to four hours per day to eat, brush teeth, play sports, or play musical instruments. This makes brushing and flossing easier and helps maintain good oral hygiene!
How long does treatment take and what is the cost?
Each patient is different. Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman can determine how many months your child may expect to wear the series of aligners after a consultation.
Typically, your teen will wear Invisalign clear aligners for less time than traditional braces The cost is also similar to that of other traditional braces; however, there is no set fee. The cost will depend on your child’s unique orthodontic needs.
Invisalign Teen treatment has had remarkable success, and patients love having straighter teeth without the visibility of metal braces. As your son or daughter becomes more confident, the patient will actually be more likely to keep up with the treatment and complete it sooner.
Speak with Drs. Michael and Robin Lozman today to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign Teen treatment. Give our Latham, NY office a call!