Invisalign, or “the invisible braces,” have been an increasingly popular option for people of all ages wishing to have straighter teeth and a more confident smile —and it is an especially ideal choice for teenagers. I always enjoy hearing, “Hey, this isn’t that bad!” when I hand the mirror to one of my teen patients after the first treatment. In teen talk, I know that’s a high compliment.
As one of the top Invisalign providers (having attained “elite” and “super elite” status) performing well over 1,500 Invisalign treatments between our four offices in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, I can personally tell you that teens love it for the aesthetics (no metal, minimally intrusive), easy hygiene, freedom, and, of course, for photo-opt time—proms, year book photos, graduations, first day of college, memorable moments. In photos, these clear aligners are barely noticeable. The teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic and are so comfortable and nonintrusive, that it’s easy to forget they’re on. Plus, teens can eat whatever they want – popcorn, spare ribs and even corn-on-the-cob— because the aligners are removable. They just have to be mindful to put them back on as soon as they’re finished eating. And, finally, Invisalign Teen provides freedom in sports and music that, often times, a mouthful of metal can’t compete with.
Parents also love Invisalign Teen because you can track your teenager’s compliance via an indicator on the Invisalign tray. And now with our new 100% satisfaction guarantee— which runs through September 2014— you will love Invisalign Teen even more. That’s because if your teen is not satisfied with Invisalign within 6 months of initial treatment, simply return the aligners and we will finish the treatment with traditional wire and bracket braces at no extra charge and no questions asked.
It’s always smart to do your homework, so I encourage you to have your teen take the self-assessment test at Invisalign.com. While it’s not a substitute for a consultation with an orthodontist who specializes in Invisalign, it will indicate whether Invisalign is the right fit for your teen’s needs. Also, be sure to view the teen video testimonials (http://www.invisalign.com/braces-for-adults-and-teens/teens) to get firsthand reviews straight from the source.
Please note: Invisalign Teen applies to those ages 11-19.
It’s also worth noting that more and more parents are getting Invisalign treatment along with their teenager. I encourage this for two reasons: it increases motivation between both parties, and it increases compliance. Think of it as a bonding experience, literally and figuratively. When you come in for a consultation ask about parent-teen and teen-sibling rates. I even know of whole families getting Invisalign at the same time.
I have brought the most difficult and challenging cases to successful outcomes, so don’t be reluctant to come in if you have severely crooked or spaced teeth. I can help. In fact, the makers of Invisalign chose my practice when awarding the winner of their nationwide contest to free Invisalign treatment. It was an honor and privilege to be chosen.
Why should anyone struggle with a mouthful of metal if he or she doesn’t have to? Bring your teen — or yourself — in for an initial Invisalign consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island. But hurry—our Invisalign Teen Guarantee expires on September 30, 2014.