For Teens

Teen Braces and Invisalign®

Teenagers today are busier and more self-conscious about their appearance than ever before. The most common time for orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 11 and 15.

By the age of 12, most permanent teeth have erupted and are settled in place, a good time for orthodontic treatment.  At this stage in life, many negative associations kids have with braces or Invisalign® have not yet developed, and they are more cooperative in following instructions. Children who undergo orthodontic treatment around this age are often easily convinced to start since they also see many of their friends wearing them.

Orthodontic treatment can be a transformative experience for a teenager. We’ve witnessed how it can boost their self-confidence, improve their social interactions with friends and classmates, and even enhance their overall demeanor. Consider giving your teen a gift that will last forever: a beautiful smile!

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Invisalign FOR TEENS

Doesn't Cost More than Braces

In most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to that of braces and is covered by most insurance plans.

Ideal for Busy Schedules

Invisalign requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces. Appointments for Invisalign patients average 10-15 minutes every 10-12 weeks.

Life Uninterrupted

It's an ideal choice for teens who are active in sports and play certain musical instruments. The aligners are removable at meals, when brushing and flossing teeth, and for big events.

WHAT TREATMENT IS BEST FOR YOUR TEEN?

Dr. Moody believes orthodontic treatment for teens does not have to mean metal braces. Most of our patients choose more aesthetic treatment options, like Invisalign® or clear braces, and finish treatment in 18 months or less. We know how busy teenagers are with sports, band practice, and life in general, so we offer after-school appointments and accelerated treatment options to fit their individual smiles and busy teen lifestyles.

DOES INVISALIGN® WORK AS WELL AS BRACES?

Invisalign Teen offers a comfortable and flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile. With Dr. Moody’s expertise, Invisalign® works just as effectively as metal braces in most cases. Dr. Moody can still guide jaw growth and facial development using elastics and other appliances traditionally used with braces. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable, removable, and nearly invisible. This means our teenage patients can enjoy life without the restrictions, irritation, and self-consciousness associated with metal brackets and wires, giving them the freedom to be themselves.

EXPERIENCE MATTERS

When it comes to your teen’s Invisalign® treatment, we believe that every smile is unique and deserves a personalized approach. The magic of Invisalign lies not in the clear plastic aligners but in the overall smile design and each tooth prescription. Each set of aligners is tailored to your teen’s facial proportions and aesthetic needs. Dr. Moody is the artist, and Invisalign is the brush she uses to craft a perfect smile, making your teen feel special and valued.

Still have questions about Invisalign Teen? See our Invisalign® page or schedule a FREE consultation to discuss your options in person.