Invisalign for Teens

Give the high schooler in your family the gift of a perfect smile with Invisalign for teens! Preparing your teenager for adulthood represents an everyday concern. Homework, extracurricular activities, and college applications command most of your attention. But, how would teeth straightening help the confidence and self-image of your son or daughter?

At Wince Family Dental Associates, we witness the improved self-esteem and sociability of teenagers with newly straightened teeth every single day.

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

The benefits of Invisalign for teens go beyond the physical functionality of straight teeth and reach deep into the mental and emotional wellbeing of the patient. From enhanced aesthetics to newfound confidence, Invisalign offers a whole new outlook on life. Some of the major benefits of Invisalign include the following.


The most obvious benefit of Invisalign involves the invisibility of the plastic aligners. Traditional metal braces significantly alter a patient’s appearance, but most people don’t even notice a patient wearing the Invisalign aligners.


Patients find Invisalign aligners much more comfortable than the brackets and wires of old-fashioned braces. Invisalign won’t cut your lips or cause sores like regular braces sometimes can.

Increased Freedom

From the perspective of a teen patient, food restrictions represent a significant drawback to traditional braces. However, with Invisalign, teens avoid restrictions against soda pop, caramel, taffy, tortilla chips, and other favorite food items.

Enhanced Oral Hygiene

Patients who brush and floss regularly have a much easier time with Invisalign. Instead of using interdental toothbrushes and floss threaders as they would with standard braces, patients need only remove their Invisalign trays and brush as usual.

No Emergency Visits

Parents that have worn traditional braces have probably experienced emergency visits when a metal bracket falls off, or a wire pops out. The stress and loss of time can easily cause conflicts within the family. With Invisalign treatment, this never becomes an issue.

Durability and Ease-of-Use

Invisalign now features SmartTrack material, which makes the aligners a lot easier to take on and off. This feature also increases the overall durability of Invisalign trays because damaging them becomes less likely during removal.

iTero Element Scanner and ClinCheck Software

Your dentist can create a 3D image of your misaligned teeth using the iTero Element scanner, enabling a custom-tailored Invisalign treatment plan. It takes over 6,000 pictures per second, allowing you and your dentist to see your progress over time. It also decreases the likelihood of an incorrectly fitting Invisalign tray.

The ClinCheck software maps out the inside of your mouth and uses algorithms to calculate the proper amount of pressure to apply to your permanent teeth.

SmartForce Attachments

Invisalign utilizes SmartForce attachments, which your dentist will affix to your teeth and add extra pressure when you wear your clear aligners. The use of SmartForce attachments can reduce treatment times and the number of visits to the experienced orthodontist.

Invisalign also uses precision wings, which correct mild to moderate dental problems, such as overbites and other malocclusions. If worn 22 hours per day, Invisalign’s patented align technology can produce straighter teeth as well as other orthodontic treatment options.

Vivera Retainer System

Like the Invisalign clear aligners, the Vivera retainer system remains barely noticeable when worn. Whereas traditional retainers hold crooked teeth in place with a metal wire, Vivera retainers appear almost invisible. They also prove twice as durable as standard retainers thanks, in part, to their 30% more strength than old-fashioned retainers.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Wince Family Dental, we receive numerous questions from patients regarding Invisalign. We love interacting with our clients and take great care to explain Invisalign as accurately as possible. Below are some of the most common questions we receive.

How Should I Care for My Teeth After Completing Invisalign Treatment?

Most dentists will recommend a patient continue wearing a retainer after Invisalign aligner treatment or traditional braces. Schedule a consultation with your dentist if you feel like your teeth have shifted after Invisalign treatment.

Does Invisalign Work for Teeth That Have Shifted After Traditional Braces?

Yes, Invisalign can correct a smile that has deteriorated years after the patient wore braces. In fact, many Invisalign patients have worn traditional braces in the past.

Are Traditional Braces More Effective Than Invisalign?

No. While old-fashioned braces can fix severe dental problems that Invisalign can’t, clear aligner therapy proves as effective as conventional braces when dealing with mild to moderate dental issues.