For teenagers that may prefer a more discreet option than traditional metal braces, Drouin Dental offers Invisalign Teen – the almost invisible alternative to Braces for younger people. Through Invisalign Teen, teeth are gradually moved into place via custom-made clear aligners that are changed every two to three weeks, until the teeth arrive at the desired position.
At Drouin Dental, we believe every child deserves to wear their best smile. Give your teenager the gift of confidence and watch as they thrive at school, in sports and during social situations. Traditional braces with metal wires and brackets often get in the way of everyday activities, which in turn may incur dental appointments and unpredictable emergencies.
While Invisalign is removable, it is essential that teenagers wear their aligners at the designated time to achieve the desired results. Invisalign Teen is also accompanied by built-in compliance indicators. These indicators will communicate if the patient has been wearing their Invisalign aligners at the appropriate time. This allows the patient, their parents and our team to work together to ensure that we reach the end goal of a perfectly straight smile swiftly and efficiently.
Avoid self-esteem issues
✓Your teen will smile brightly and confidently throughout treatment
Wire and bracket free
✓Maintain healthy habits by brushing and flossing as normal
Comfortable when worn
✓No mouth or gum irritation
Eat what you like
✓Popcorn, apples, anything at all
Reduce dental appointments
✓Change aligners at home
Less discomfort and pain
✓Play musical instruments and speak as normal
✓Enjoy usual sporting and leisure activities
Faster treatment times than Braces
✓In mild to moderate crowding cases
Invisalign Teen can be used for teenagers who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition – this includes most teenagers. At Drouin Dental, our Invisalign specialists will evaluate your child’s specific dental issues to determine eligibility.
Yes. When worn according to the recommendations of an experienced Invisalign-trained dental clinician, Invisalign Teen treatment can be as effective as traditional braces for the most common teeth-straightening issues. Invisalign can effectively treat mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth. The chances are very high your teenager will be a great candidate for Invisalign treatment.
The average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of your teenager’s treatment depends on the severity of their condition and can only be determined by your Invisalign specialist.
Invisalign Teen aligners are most effective when worn 20 – 22 hours per day and changed approximately every 1-2 weeks. Clinical data demonstrates that teenagers wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended. Plus, Invisalign Teen treatment has a built-in compliance check; each set of aligners has blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed, so your Invisalign specialist can check and manage compliance.
The cost of Invisalign Teen will vary from teen to teen, depending on the complexity of the case. As part of your complimentary consultation with one of our Invisalign specialists, you will receive a comprehensive plan detailing the type of Invisalign treatment your teenager is suitable for, along with the total anticipated Invisalign fees over your course of treatment. As a guide, Invisalign treatments at Drouin Dental range from between $3,800 to $7,800.