A Discreet Alternative to Braces
While it’s common for teens to need orthodontic treatment, many of them are resistant to wearing traditional braces. The metal wires can lead to social embarrassment, in addition to making meals and sports inconvenient.
That’s why Dr. Grussmark offers Invisalign, a set of clear aligners that straightens your teeth up to two times faster than metal braces. The aligners are nearly invisible, allowing your teen to smile with confidence. Best of all, the aligners are also removable so your teen can eat meals and play sports without restrictions.
Fast, Predictable Treatment
Our iTero Element® scanner creates a digital 3D model of your teen’s teeth, allowing Dr. Grussmark to customize the aligners just for them. Once your teen starts treatment, they’ll receive a new set roughly every two weeks until the desired results are achieved.
Each set of aligners is designed to apply the perfect amount of pressure to guide your teen’s teeth into proper position. By moving misaligned teeth gradually and precisely, Invisalign will straighten their smile up to two times faster and with far less discomfort than traditional braces.
In addition to helping design the aligners, our iTero technology allows us to predict the final results of your treatment with stunning accuracy. This means your teen can see exactly what their new smile will look like before their treatment even begins, giving them full confidence going into the procedure.
Greater Comfort, Greater Freedom
Invisalign aligners are easy to apply and remove for maximum convenience. If your teen has football practice or wants to meet some friends for dinner, they can remove their aligners and re-apply them afterward. Unlike braces, Invisalign doesn’t place any limits on what you eat, and your teen won’t have to worry about cleaning crumbs out of metal wires.
For optimal results, your teen will need to wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. This still leaves them with plenty of time to enjoy meals and physical activities, though it may require adjusting their schedule a bit.
If you’re concerned that your teen isn’t sticking to the treatment plan, the aligners feature a blue dot indicator that shows if they’re wearing their aligners enough.
Fewer Dental Appointments, More Free Time
Invisalign patients only need to schedule appointments every six to eight weeks, as opposed to every two weeks for braces. This allows you and your teen to spend less time in our office and more time enjoying your freedom. You also won’t have to worry about sudden emergency appointments for broken wires or snagged brackets.
During your checkups, Dr. Grussmark will monitor your progress and adjust your treatment plan if necessary. He’ll also answer any questions you have and provide your next batch of aligners.
Every facet of Invisalign treatment is designed to provide outstanding results, from our advanced technology to our customized treatment planning to our virtually invisible aligners. Invisalign will allow your teen to smile with confidence and avoid the inconvenience of metal braces.
Call our office in Miami at 305-842-3672 and schedule a free consultation with Dr. Grussmark today. It’s the first step to a beautiful new smile for your teen.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you need to be for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is designed for patients who have permanent dentition and already lost all their baby teeth. As a result, most patients who are younger than 12 years old won’t qualify. If you aren’t sure about your son or daughter’s eligibility, Dr. Grussmark can evaluate their teeth and determine the ideal treatment plan for their needs.
How do I know if my teen is wearing their aligners enough?
In order to ensure successful results, your teen will need to wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. Many parents wonder how they can possibly keep track of their teen’s treatment and make sure they’re following instructions.
Thankfully, the aligners feature a blue dot indicator to help you monitor their treatment. If the small blue dot doesn’t fade by the end of the day, you’ll know your teen isn’t wearing their aligners enough.