Perhaps like many of our patient families, you have a teenager who needs orthodontic treatment. Maybe it’s never seemed like just the right time to get them started with it. Or maybe they didn’t want to have to get used to wearing orthodontics while they were in school.

Now is a great time to get them started on their treatment! While they’re out of school and not participating in extracurricular activities, their schedule is much more flexible than it will be a few months from now. You can begin their treatment and they will have time to acclimate themselves to it well before they’re back in the classroom this fall.

You won’t have to worry about juggling your schedule, their schedule, and orthodontics appointments if you take a little time now. Call us today at 845-670-5423 and we’ll be glad to help.

By the time school starts back, they’ll already be old pros at their orthodontic therapy!

Invisalign Straightens Teeth Without Any Metal

Our teenage patients love Invisalign treatment. When Invisalign first came on the market over 20 years ago, it revolutionized orthodontic care. It forever changed how people thought about straightening their teeth.

Rather than metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear teeth aligners to gently move your teen’s teeth in place. There won’t be any uncomfortable metal pieces to poke or irritate the soft tissues inside their mouth. Nor will there be any bulky metal brackets that they have to deal with.

The aligners fit snugly over their teeth and most kids report little, if any, discomfort. They won’t have to suffer from the after-effects of appointments where their braces are tightened, resulting in painful, sensitive teeth for the next few days.

Give Them Straight Teeth, Quicker

Your child will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and come into our office about every six weeks so we can check their progress. For convenience, they’ll receive several sets of aligners at each visit. At these appointments, we’ll make any tweaks needed to make sure their treatment stays on track.

Our goal is to get them the straight smile you and they both want, as quickly as possible. Many of our Invisalign patients complete their treatment in only 12 months, although some take longer and some take shorter.

All your child needs to do is wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day during their treatment. They can easily remove them for eating, brushing, and for any special occasions that might come up. Then, they’ll just pop them back in afterward. The whole process couldn’t be easier.

They won’t have to be on the lookout to avoid certain foods like they would if they were wearing traditional metal braces. Plus, since they won’t have to brush and floss around any metal hardware, their teeth will remain cleaner, whiter, and they’ll have less chance of developing cavities.

Since the Invisalign aligners are crafted from clear plastic, they’re very discreet – your teen’s peers will barely notice that they’re wearing them, if at all. They won’t worry about being called nicknames or being poked fun at because of having a mouthful of metal. In fact, other kids will probably be envious over their clear orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign has changed orthodontics treatment forever! We invite you to call us today at 845-670-5423 to schedule a consultation for your teen. Begin their orthodontic treatment now while they’re out of school!