Invisalign Braces for Teens by Philadelphia Orthodontists
Will your teen wear Invisalign trays well enough to obtain a successful treatment result? The reasons teens cooperate so well are related in the following videos:
The following questions and answers may help you decide if Invisalign is right for you or your child:
Do adolescents cooperate well enough for the treatment to be effective?
Studies have shown that adolescents actually cooperate as well or better than adults! Given the alternative of wearing braces and, honestly, the “cool” factor adolescents associate with being an Invisalign patient, we find cooperation to not be a problem.
I have trouble getting my child to brush his or her teeth properly. Will Invisalign complicate the problem?
No, hygiene will actually improve with wear of Invisalign trays. Conventional braces do, however, compound the hygiene problem and can lead to enamel decalcification.
Are all adolescents candidates for Invisalign?
In our opinion, no they are not. Early treatments (patients ages 7-11) are best managed with conventional Phase I orthodontic therapy (metal or clear braces). Also, we prefer treating young teenagers (those who have not lost all of their primary teeth) with conventional braces. Teenagers who need to wear extra-oral headgear during treatment are also better treated with conventional braces.
Your next step
Drs. Roberts & de Marsche welcome new patients.
Call Drs. Roberts and de Marsche at <span>(215) 665-1846</span> (Philadelphia office) or send us a message from the contact form located at the top-right corner of this page to request your free orthodontic consultation. The doctors work closely with many general dentists and dental specialists. If you have no dentist, we can help find a general dentist well-suited for you.
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