Invisalign Teen

Invisalign for teens.When it comes to orthodontic treatments, we at Inspire Orthodontics aim to offer the best. We always make it our goal to keep up with the latest in cutting-edge technology so that we can provide the most efficient and convenient orthodontic treatments possible for our patients. As your Highlands Ranch and Littleton orthodontist and orthodontic team, we’ve been proud to offer the clear braces treatment of Invisalign for our adult patients over the years. Now, we’re proud to introduce that same great Invisalign treatment, only modified for teenagers – Invisalign Teen!

What is Invisalign Teen?

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Instead of using metal wires and brackets to shift teeth, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use advanced 3D computer technology to create a series of plastic, removable aligners to straighten a smile. In order to create these aligners, your Littleton orthodontist will take images, X-rays, and impressions of your teeth. These aligners will be customized to suit your own personalized orthodontic needs. For the procedure to work, you’ll need to wear each set of aligners for two weeks, following a designated order. As you continue wearing these aligners, your teeth will gradually straighten. By the time you’ve worn each set of aligners, you’ll have attained the beautiful smile that was prescribed by your Littleton orthodontist. 

An Aligner Just for Teens

Even though Invisalign was offered to adults for over a decade, it hasn’t been recommended for teens until recently. There were two main reasons as to why Invisalign wasn’t available for younger patients. The first was because many teenagers still have permanent teeth that are erupting, which can potentially disturb the precisely-crafted movement of the teeth. Also, many orthodontists worried about whether teenagers would actually keep their aligners in the amount of time that they require to be effective.

With Invisalign Teen, these two problems have been addressed. First, Invisalign Teen comes equipped with eruption tabs built in. These tabs will hold space for teeth that haven’t fully erupted yet. Also, Invisalign Teen’s aligners feature compliance indicators. These indicators appear as small colored dots near the back of the aligners. When a patient wears his or her aligners as prescribed, the dots will fade away, signaling to an orthodontist that the patient is being compliant with the treatment process.


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The Benefits of Invisalign

Our Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO Invisalign Teen treatment provides a plethora of advantages for those who choose it. Some of these advantages include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Invisalign Teen’s aligners are clear and practically invisible, giving you the opportunity for a much more discreet orthodontic treatment.
  • With braces, it’s important to avoid any foods that may damage them, while with Invisalign Teen, you can continue eating whatever you like since you just take the aligners out before eating.

  • Because the aligners are removable, cleaning your teeth is just as simple as ever.

  • The aligners are made of polyurethane plastic, allowing for a much more comfortable treatment when compared to the metal wires and brackets of braces.

  • Since the aligners are durable, you’re much less likely to have to schedule extra appointments because of your orthodontics breaking.


Contact Your Littleton and Highlands Ranch Children’s Orthodontist!

If you’re interested in Littleton and Highlands Ranch, CO Invisalign Teen, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with us by giving us a call at (303) 754-0040. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you!


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