Teen Invisalign

Scottsdale's Most Trusted Invisalign Provider

invisalign platinumAt Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we strive to provide the highest quality of orthodontic care for patients of all ages in our communities of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and and Phoenix, AZ. To accomplish this, we create personalized orthodontic treatment plans to cater to a variety of needs, ensuring that we create the perfect smile every time.  Invisalign is one of the orthodontic treatment options that we provide, since it offers an alternative to traditional metal or clear braces. As a certified Invisalign Elite Provider, our team here at Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics treats many of our adult patients with Invisalign - but Invisalign Teen is also a great orthodontic option for many of our teenage patients.

What Is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign is a revolutionary form of orthodontic treatment that completely does away with the metal brackets and wires of braces, instead relying on a series of clear, removable plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can easily be popped in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This means that virtually no one will know you're straightening your teeth, they come with none of the dietary restrictions of traditional braces, and maintaining proper oral hygiene is as easy as ever - all wonderful advantages for busy, socially-minded teenagers.

How Does Invisalign Teen Work?

Unlike the single set of brackets and wires that you get with braces, Invisalign Teen is split up into multiple sets of aligners, each of which will be worn for up to two weeks at a time. When creating aligners, we use detailed digital scans of the smile to map out the path that the teeth need to take be perfectly straight and model the sets of aligners to match various checkpoints along that path. Each set applies a tiny amount of pressure to the teeth causing them to move up until they reach that next checkpoint, which is when you switch to the next set. Once you get through all of your Invisalign sets, you’ll be left with that perfect smile you’ve been patiently waiting for. The total number of sets needed varies for each patient and will be determined at the consultation appointment. For teens that have already undergone early orthodontic treatment, the amount of sets needed for Invisalign Teen may be fewer than those who did not receive treatment. 

How Is Invisalign Teen Different Than Normal Invisalign?

Invisalign Teen carries all the benefits of Invisalign, but it’s been customized specifically to fit the teenage lifestyle. Each aligner comes with a Blue Dot Compliance Indicator, which easily shows if the aligner is being worn enough or needs to be worn for more of the day, allowing parents and orthodontists to closely monitor how treatment is progressing. Furthermore, every treatment course includes six complimentary replacement aligners in case any get lost or broken - so you can rest assured that you teenager's active lifestyle won't interfere with their orthodontic treatment. Invisalign Teen is chock full of advantages:

  • Virtually Invisible Orthodontics - no need to worry about prom or school pictures, since Invisalign blends in perfectly.
  • No Dietary Restrictions - having  removable aligners means you can eat what you want for every meal. 
  • Easy Oral Hygiene - take out the aligners to brush and floss like normal, along with a gentle brushing for your aligners to ensure that your new smile is bright and healthy when you finish treatment. 
  • Blue Dot Compliance Indicators - ensure that treatment is moving along as efficiently as possible with these easy-to-see markers.
  • Complimentary Replacement Aligners - provide peace of mind for active teens and parents alike, preventing treatment from becoming more costly. 

Contact Your Scottsdale, AZ Orthodontic Orthodontist!

Have more questions about Invisalign Teen or want to come in for a consultation with our orthodontists? We're here to help! Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Scottsdale or Grayhawk, AZ office. Our team of orthodontists are Certified Invisalign Teen Providers with extensive experience using the Invisalign orthodontic treatment system to create perfect smiles. We would be happy to answer any questions and see if your teenager is a candidate for Invisalign Teen. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to crafting you or your child a beautiful, healthy smile!