Invisalign Teen

Here at Lunsford McCaffrey Orthodontics, we set out to provide the West Palm Beach, FL and surrounding areas with the absolute best orthodontic care. Our doctors, Dr. Lunsford and Dr. McCaffrey go out of their way to ensure that each patient is comfortable and receiving a personalized plan of treatment that best fits their needs.

Invisalign Teen Our experienced doctors and team understand that braces, though extremely common, might not be the most ideal form of orthodontic treatment for teens. That is why Lunsford McCaffrey Orthodontics is proud to offer an alternative to traditional braces, called Invisalign.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses 3-D computer graphic technology to create customized aligners that fit each patient’s mouth perfectly. The customized aligners are designed to straighten the patient’s teeth without having to use metal wires or brackets. Each aligner is worn for about 2-3 weeks at a time until it is replaced with your next custom-fit aligner.

Is Invisalign Right For Teens?

Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment option for people of all ages. There are many benefits and questions that people have when contemplating if Invisalign Teen is the right treatment for them. We’ve created a simple Invisalign Teen FAQ to help answer your questions.

Invisalign Teen FAQ

  • Is Invisalign Teen Just As Effective As Normal Braces? Yes. Depending on the patient, the duration of treatment might vary between Invisalign Teen and Braces, but they both lead to the same results.
  • Will Friends At School Be Able to See Invisalign Teen In My Mouth? No! Invisalign is designed to blend in with the natural color of the patient’s teeth so that the aligners are as discreet as possible.
  • Are There Benefits to Wearing Invisalign Teen? Yes! Especially for teenagers, Invisalign Teen is a great alternative option to braces for the following reasons:
    • Easy to brush your teeth and floss
    • Easy to clean your aligners and manage
    • The aligners are removable, making sports and after school activities not a problem!
    • They are discreet and not noticeable to the common eye.
  • How Long Does Treatment Take? Treatment differ per person. Most Invisalign Teen treatments vary from 12-24 months for the most effective results.
  • How Long Do I Have To Wear My Aligner? Each aligner will be replaced after about 2 weeks with another custom-fit aligner. For the most effective results, we recommend wearing the aligners for a minimum of 21 hours/day. Exceptions to taking the aligners off can be for eating, brushing, flossing, sports games, etc.
  • What If I Lose My Aligner? If you misplace or lose your aligner, please contact our office for a replacement immediately.
  • How Much Does Invisalign Teen Cost? Costs may vary amongst different orthodontic practices, but typically, Invisalign Teen costs the same as traditional braces.
  • Is Invisalign Teen Right For Me? We recommend scheduling an appointment with your West Palm Beach Orthodontist to determine if Invisalign Teen is the correct form of orthodontic treatment for you.

Next Steps

If you are interested in exploring Invisalign Teen for you or your child, please contact our office or schedule an appointment online. Our team is here and happy to help answer any questions you may have!

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