Frequently Asked Questions
Is Invisalign Teen Treatment As Effective As Traditional Braces?
Yes. In the hands of a skilled practitioner and when worn according to the recommendation, Invisalign Teen is as effective as traditional braces for many types of treatment.
What Is The Difference Between The Adult Invisalign Appliance(aligners/trays) And The Invisalign Teen Appliance?
Although many of the benefits are the same, Invisalign Teen is differentiated by several new features, such as indicators on the aligner trays which show if they are being worn or not and free replacement aligners.
How Will I Know How Often My Child Is Wearing His Aligners?
An indicator on the side of the upper aligner tray can estimate how much time your teen spends wearing them. The indicators are designed to fade from blue to clear as a gauge of approximate wear time, so you can monitor your child’s compliance.
What Happens If My child Loses One Or Both Of Her Aligners?
Should this occur, simply inform us right away. We may tell your child to start wearing his previous set, or the next set of aligners immediately. We will them reorder your teen a new set of aligners to replace the ones that were lost. Invisalign Teen treatment includes up to six individual replacement aligners at no charge.
How Much Does Invisalign Teen Cost?
The cost of Invisalign Teen is comparable to that of braces and is typically covered by insurance to the same extent that other orthodontic appliances are. In addition, we offer a variety of payment options to fit your budget.
How Much Time Will My Child Spend At The Dental Office?
Invisalign Teen requires very little manipulation or maintenance by the doctor in order to be effective, so your child will spend limited time visiting the office. Better yet, no “emergency” visits for broken or loose brackets and wires.
Will It Be Easy For My Child To Keep His Teeth Clean With Invisalign Teen?
Yes! Invisalign Teen allows your child to remove the aligners for eating and brushing, so it is easier to maintain proper oral hygiene than it is with traditional metal braces. Your teen can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay. and gum disease.
What Are Some Other Advantages Of Invisalign Teen Treatment Over Traditional Braces?
Wearing aligners makes an active lifestyle simpler. Since the device is removable, it’s easy for your child to play sports or an instrument, as any teenager would- even one who is not in orthodontic treatment. Also, because aligners are made of smooth plastic, there are not metal wires or brackets to irritate the cheeks or gums.
Call StarBrite Dental in Rockville, MD today for a complimentary consultation to see if
Invisalign Teen is right for your teen: (301) 770-1070