Invisalign for teens & children uses the most advanced technology to uniquely design a treatment around your child to reveal their best smile. Plus, your teen is 2x more likely to have higher self-esteem throughout treatment when compared to braces, giving them a better overall experience. In the hands of an experienced doctor, Invisalign® clear aligners have been proven effective in shaping teen smiles.
Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics is sought after for its expertise in Invisalign treatment – across every age. We’ve received a Top 1% Invisalign Provider in the nation designation, as well as a VIP Diamond Plus level Invisalign ranking from the international brand. In addition, Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics is the only regional provider of Invisalign First – a treatment option designed to treat a broad range of teeth straightening issues in growing children, traditionally in the 6-10 age range.
One of the biggest challenges with adolescent patients in braces is maintaining impeccable hygiene. Without proper brushing, teeth can develop permanent white spots around their braces. Because there are no wires or braces to get in the way with Invisalign, it is easy for your child to keep their teeth spotless and healthy. Since the clears aligners are removed to eat and drink, unhealthy sugars and acids do not hang around nearly as long as they would with braces.
Research shows that parents can underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked teeth, and using braces as a solution can often make this lack of confidence even worse. But with Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know your teen is straightening their teeth, removing a potential source of real anxiety for them, improving motivation during treatment, and giving them the confidence to be themselves in front of everyone.
Invisalign treatment is both effective and gentle which means your child can continue to enjoy the things they love, from their favorite foods to sports, all with less pain than braces. During treatment you also won’t have to worry about injuries from wires or brackets, as well as unexpected trips to the doctor because of broken ones.
Invisalign clear aligners are completely removable and virtually invisible and require less appointments, and less time off of school and sports, than braces. You’ll watch your child’s smile transform before your eyes as they continue to enjoy the sports, foods and activities that make them unique.
With braces, there is a long list of foods your teen shouldn’t eat, from popcorn, to apples, and raw carrots. With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions. The clear aligners are completely removable so you can eat normally. Plus, it is easy to brush and floss without braces and wires in the way.
Invisalign provides a number of unique features that allow your doctor to closely monitor your teen’s progress throughout treatment, ensuring they get their greatest smile. Additionally, if your child has any difficulty wearing their aligners properly, we offer a no fee transition to braces to give you peace of mind.
It is very easy for your orthodontist to verify whether your child is wearing the aligners properly and we will communicate this to you at your visits.
We know accidents happen and if a clear aligner is misplaced, let us know, but don’t sweat it. We can always rescan the teeth and order new aligners, but often times the next aligner in the series can fit if they are being worn well.
In a pinch you can rinse your mouth out with water to remove stuck food and rinse your aligners off with water before putting them in. This is not a replacement for brushing, but it can help your child out in a bind. If you would like a doctors note so they can brush we can certainly help.
Invisalign Teen actually costs the same as traditional braces.
Yes. In fact this is recommended. We can provide a special mouthguard to fit over the Invisalign to provide extra protection for the teeth during sports.
Teenage patients who want to avoid braces make some of the most compliant patients, but if for whatever reason the aligners are not being worn, don’t worry, we will provide a no fee transition to braces.