888 Bestgate Rd., Suite 301
Annapolis, MD 21401
410.266.0025 Get Map & Directions

Invisalign Teen

In our efforts to offer the most advanced treatment to our patients, Drs O’Reilly and Muench are proud to announce our newest product, Invisalign Teen! This is an advanced and unique orthodontic treatment option designed specifically for teens and is AVAILABLE NOW!Invisalign Teen is a new product that can straighten your teen’s teeth without the hassle of traditional braces. Invisalign Teen is specially designed to address key teen issues of compliance, eruption control and root torque. If you are not familiar with any of these terms, we would be happy to talk to you about them and their importance for teen orthodontic treatment.

  • Includes all of the same high technology features of traditional Invisalign.
  • Has added compliance indicators to accurately measure patient wear time.

Frequently asked questions:

 

Q: How will I know how often my teen is wearing their Invisalign Teen aligners?

A: The compliance indicators located on the upper aligner can estimate the approximate amount of time your teen spends wearing the product. The indicators are designed to fade from blue to clear as a gauge of approximate wear time, so you can ensure your teen’s compliance easily…and they can prove it!

Q: What happens if my teen does not wear the aligners for the recommended amount of time?

A: Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn per your doctor’s recommendation. Overall, we find that the appropriate amount of time for the aligners to be worn is between 22 – 23 hours per day and removed ONLY for eating, brushing and flossing. However, it is not detrimental to the alignment process if your teen goes without wearing aligners for short periods of time once in a while.

Q: What happens if my child loses one or both of their aligners?

A: In the event that an aligner is lost or broken, your teen should inform Dr O’Reilly and Dr Muench right away. We will probably tell them to start wearing their last set or next set of aligners immediately. We will then order your teen a new set of aligners to replace the ones that were lost. In most cases the replacement aligners should arrive in a few days.

Q: If my teen is 18 years old, do they use Invisalign or Invisalign Teen?

A: That is something that one of our orthodontic specialists can determine during a New Patient Consultation. Although your teen may be a suitable candidate for the traditional Invisalign product, they may benefit from some of the new features that Invisalign Teen offers.

Q: Is Invisalign Teen as effective as traditional braces?

A: In the hands of an experienced orthodontic specialist and when worn per your doctor’s recommendation, Invisalign Teen can be as effective as traditional braces for many types of treatment.

Q: Is it easy to keep your teeth clean with Invisalign Teen?

A: Yes! Invisalign Teen allows your teen to remove the aligners for eating or brushing their teeth. Therefore, it is much easier to maintain proper oral hygiene with Invisalign Teen than it is with traditional metal braces. Best of all, food will not get caught on any fixed brackets and wires, since Invisalign Teen is removable and wire-free!

Q: What are some other advantages of Invisalign Teen over traditional braces?

A: In addition to keeping a clean mouth, an active lifestyle is made simpler when wearing Invisalign as opposed to the fixed wire and brackets. Since the device is removable it’s easy for your teen to play sports or an instrument.

Call us today to set up a New Patient Consultation for your teen!