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About Invisalign Teen

Clear, Removable Aligners Work Fast

Like adults, most teens place great importance on how they look. They can’t escape peer pressure, and as a result, self-confidence can wane. We don’t want to raise kids who think physical beauty is the most important attribute of a human being, nor do we want our children to feel bad about how they look. There’s a balance to be struck, and Dr. Tun is here to help create harmony in the lives of your children.

Studies show that onlookers perceive a beautiful smile to represent friendliness, intelligence, and attractiveness. Furthermore, a person’s smile is part of what makes a first impression, whether good or bad. Straight teeth and a fabulous smile promote confidence, as well as good oral health.

If your teenager wants straighter teeth for a more attractive smile, schedule a time to talk with Dr. Tun, together with your son or daughter. As a board-certified orthodontist and certified Invisalign provider, Dr. Tun can help you and your teen decide if treatment is necessary and which options are best. Note that metal braces can interfere with a teen’s appearance and self-confidence, but Invisalign Teen’s clear, removable aligners are discreet, convenient, and have a shorter treatment time.

Below are some of the most common questions we receive about Invisalign Teen. If after reading these, you have additional questions or are ready to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation Invisalign Teen consultation with Dr. Tun, call our Tomball orthodontist office at 832-699-3683.

What is Invisalign Teen?

Like the adult version of Invisalign, this alternative orthodontic therapy involves using clear acrylic, custom-made aligners instead of brackets and wires to straighten teeth. Aligners should be worn 22 hours per day and only removed only to brush and floss teeth, eat meals, and for special events. Your teen won’t endure poking wires and irritating brackets or tightening appointments with Invisalign Teen.

What kinds of cases qualify for Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen treats crowded and widely spaced teeth, overbite, underbite, open bite, and crossbite. In short, Invisalign can take on most cases, so chances are, your teeth will qualify!

How long does treatment take?

Treatment time depends upon the complexity of a patient’s case. Generally, Invisalign Teen treatment takes six to 18 months. What does my teen have to do when Invisalign Teen treatment is complete?

Once your teen’s best smile is reality and treatment is over, celebrate! 

All Invisalign Teen patients need to wear a clear retainer 24 hours a day for a period, then overnight for the rest of their life. If compliance becomes an issue, Dr. Tun can attach a permanent retainer to the back of the teeth. This retainer won’t come out, but it will indefinitely keep teeth in their new alignment.

Will Invisalign Teen work for your teenager?

Probably so! Schedule a no-cost, no-obligation Invisalign consultation with Dr. Wint W. Tun in Tomball today. Call Harmony Orthodontics at 832-699-3683 to book an appointment.