We are a Certified Invisalign Teen Provider
Is your teen bummed out about having braces?
Invisalign Teen aligners give you a whole new way to straighten your teeth and achieve a “clearly” amazing smile!
Dr. Holbert is a Platinum Invisalign Teen Provider!
Bummed about braces? Choose the clear alternative and get ready to smile!
Invisalign Teen is a series of custom-made clear aligners specially designed for teenagers and our younger patients. Invisalign Teen allows us to better accommodate the ever-changing mouths of our teen patients, while providing excellent treatment that is aesthetic, comfortable, and clean. The special Invisalign Teen aligners also contain a compliance indicator that helps us keep track of how well and how often our patients are wearing their aligners.
Invisalign Teen treatment time is often very similar to that of traditional braces and, in some cases, can be much faster. With Invisalign Teen, Dr. Holbert is able to start bite correction right away, which can often shorten overall treatment time by four to six months.
Invisalign Teen vs. Traditional Braces
The biggest factor in selecting our patients is whether they prefer Invisalign and all of the great benefits it offers over traditional braces. We find Invisalign Teen is best for our teen athletes, musicians, and performers. If you want Invisalign, then we know you’ll be compliant and your treatment will be successful. However, if we see that you are not wearing your Invisalign aligners, we will be happy to transition into traditional braces right away at no extra charge.
Unlike traditional braces, which need to be adjusted every four weeks, you’ll only need to visit Holbert Family Orthodontics every eight to ten weeks. This is especially great if you are a college-age student who may only be in town twice per semester. You will be able to continue your orthodontic treatment without any risk of an emergency and still finish on time!
Compliance is key to a great smile!
Whether you are wearing braces or Invisalign, being an excellent patient and following instructions is the best way to finish quickly with an excellent result. You must wear your aligners consistently—18 to 22 hours per day—if you want them to work for you. Remove them only to eat, brush and when drinking anything except water. Also, even though it is much easier to brush and floss with Invisalign, it is still extremely important to clean well and avoid sugary and acidic drinks.
Is Invisalign right for you?
Invisalign treatment is a great option for both adults and teens. We find that our teen patients are just as good as our adult patients when it comes to wearing their aligners consistently. We love that our teens' brushing is much better, we have fewer emergencies related to broken braces and wires, and our patients rarely report any pain or discomfort. It’s a win-win for everyone!
To learn more about Invisalign Teen and all the other treatment options offered at Holbert Family Orthodontics, contact our Richmond or New Kent office to schedule an appointment.
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