Orthodontic Care for Teenagers in Dothan, Enterprise & Ozark
At Wiregrass Orthodontics, we strive to make high quality orthodontic care as convenient as possible for our patients. Dr. Howell and our highly trained team of orthodontic specialists work hard to treat every patient on an individual basis, designing specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique orthodontic needs. While braces are still the most popular form of treatment we offer, an exciting alternative called Invisalign is growing in popularity - and now there's a version designed specially for teens.
Invisalign for Teenagers
Invisalign Teen is based on the revolutionary Invisalign System, an alternative treatment to braces that uses a series of clear, removable trays - called aligners - to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn, so no one needs to know you're straightening your teeth, and they can be easily popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, meaning you can still enjoy all your favorite foods. Plus, maintaining proper oral hygiene is a breeze!
Already, these are huge benefits for socially conscious teens. The virtually invisible appearance of Invisalign Teen means that patients don't have to worry about having braces for their prom, school pictures, or even the first day of school, and being able to take them out means teens can still enjoy all their favorite crunchy, hard, or sticky foods - even though those same foods would wreak havoc on braces.
Designed with Teens in Mind
But for teens, the benefits don't stop there. Invisalign Teen comes with a few features designed specifically for the teenage lifestyle. We can make the aligners with special "eruption tabs," which are designed to hold space open for any permanent teeth that haven't finished erupting - or pushing through the gums - yet. This allows us to treat cases where we otherwise would need to use braces. The aligners also have a built-in "Blue Dot Wear Indicator," which lets doctors, parents, and teens themselves know if the aligners are being worn long enough or need to be worn more diligently. Finally, each treatment course comes with 6 replacement aligners free of cost, so there's no need to worry if any are lost or broken. Invisalign Teen truly is the ideal solution for teens!
The treatment process is simple. First, we'll perform a comprehensive orthodontic evaluation and determine what, if any, problems exist and how best to solve them. If we decide that Invisalign is the right choice, we'll use advanced digital imaging software to create a fully realized 3D model of the mouth and bite, then use that model to design a treatment plan. Based on the plan, we'll have a set of Invisalign aligners custom-manufactured for the patient. They'll wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks before moving on to the next pair, and with each new set, they'll move closer to a gorgeous new smile!
Contact Wiregrass Orthodontics
Have more questions about Invisalign Teen or want to find out if it's right for you or your child? We're here to help! Feel free to call us at (334) 792-1000 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. With three office locations we see patients from Dothan, Eufaula, Enterprise and more. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you or your child achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile!