How Long Does Invisalign Take To Improve Your Teen's Smile?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
How Long Does Invisalign Take To Improve Your Teen's Smile?

Boost your teen’s confidence with Invisalign aligners!

So your teen needs braces to improve those pearly whites, but the thought of being called “brace face” sends them into hiding. We understand! The Invisalign Teen Confidence Survey was commissioned to understand how teens felt about traditional braces. Impressively, the results showed that teens who wear Invisalign are “68% less likely to be teased”! As a parent you might think the benefits of traditional braces outweigh your teen’s social anxieties… But what if there were an alternative that could put you both at ease?

Invisalign is the clear alternative to braces, and Penn Dental Family Practice is an Invisalign Preferred Vendor!

Your teen may be ready to start the process to get her clear Invisalign aligners. However, we understand that you as the parent have more questions. How long does Invisalign take to correct my teen’s dental issues? Does it take less time or more time than traditional braces? Will my teen have food restrictions with Invisalign? Is the price comparable to that of traditional braces? Does Invisalign correct overbites, underbites, crossbites, and spacing? Here at Penn Dental Family Practice, we want you to be comfortable with the decision you make, so we are happy to offer you a free Invisalign consultation.

How Long Does Invisalign Take Compared to Traditional Braces?

As we answer the question, it’s important to keep in mind that treatment time will vary from case to case. Your teen’s specific treatment time will depend on his or her unique situation. However, the details below give you a good idea of how long Invisalign can take compared to traditional braces.

  • On average, Invisalign treatment for adults will take about 12 months. With teens, treatment time is more likely to vary . This will depend upon the severity of their dental needs as well as how diligent they are with the aligners and doctor’s instructions.
  • Traditional braces have to be worn for an average of two years.
  • Invisalign aligners need to be worn for 22 hours a day. While this sounds like a lot, the ability to remove these aligners when you eat, drink, or brush your teeth is huge.
  • Every 2 weeks your aligners will be switched out. Then, you or your teen will have a follow up with your doctor at Penn Dental Family Practice every 4 – 6 weeks.
  • Traditional braces have to be worn 24/7, and certain foods must be avoided so they won’t damage the braces.

The advantages of Invisalign aligners are clear. It takes less time than traditional braces. They don’t have to be worn 24/7. And, Invisalign doesn’t require you to avoid certain foods. Another great aspect of Invisalign is that the cost is comparable with traditional braces.

Ask yourself this question: How long does Invisalign take to make my teen feel confident and happy about her smile? Contact Penn Dental Family Practice today, and let’s boost your teens self-esteem with the clear alternative to traditional braces!