About Invisalign® for Teens Treatment
At Moffett & Walley Orthodontics in Clinton and Madison, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth. Invisalign for Teens helps us do just that!
Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens that doesn’t use any metal brackets or wires. At your initial consultation, Dr. Moffet or Dr. Walley will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens is the best option for your unique smile.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Removable + Almost Invisible
The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of sporting metal braces, Moffett & Walley Orthodontics Invisalign patients enjoy the freedom of showing off their natural smiles.
In the past several years, two features have been added to make Invisalign a more appropriate orthodontic treatment method for teenagers. Special “eruption tabs” hold the appropriate amount of space open for molars that have not fully grown in.
Invisalign for teens also comes with “compliance indicators” built into the aligner material, which fade with wear. This allows parents, dentists, and the teens themselves, to make sure the trays are being worn as prescribed. Treatment with Invisalign can only be successful if this is the case.
If you’re like most people, you probably know someone with braces who isn’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can continue eating all of your favorite foods whenever you want!
This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces!
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!
Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Moffett or Dr. Walley, you’ll learn if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Perfect for Busy Schedules
Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents in Clinton, Madison, and surrounding areas because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets.
Invisalign often requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance, and each visit requires less "chair time."
The typical Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Moffett or Dr. Walley once every eight weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Great for Active Teens
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign, and our orthodontists’ expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens in Clinton and Madison who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
Cost of Invisalign in Clinton + Madison
At Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, we understand that every patient's needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment, and in most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans in Mississippi.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Moffett & Walley Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.
Talk to Moffett & Walley Orthodontics About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign at Moffett & Walley Orthodontics, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, Dr. Moffett and Dr. Walley will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment and your confident new smile!
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Your orthodontist can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Moffett and Dr. Walley at our Clinton or Madison office to learn if Invisalign is right for your smile.