Invisalign Teen Treatment
The days of middle school and high school “metal mouth” are all but gone, thanks to a host of new, more aesthetic and fashion-conscious options for straightening your teeth. In the “old days,” teens that needed orthodontic work were faced with only one option – metal mouth.
But thanks to innovations in technology and the recent wave of celebrities undergoing treatment, orthodontics may be becoming cool. Teenagers today have more options than ever before, from traditional metal braces and colored bands to less noticeable clear and ceramic brackets – or the truly high-tech, removable option Invisalign.
Invisalign is a method of straightening teeth using a series of clear, almost invisible, removable Aligners. Invisalign combines the doctor’s clinical treatment plan with proprietary 3-D, computer-generated software to make these sets of unique, custom-made Aligners that move teeth in very precise increments.
Invisalign is the “clear” way to straighten teeth. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through a series of custom-made, removable, nearly invisible Aligners.
- It’s removable for good hygiene. You can brush and floss normally, which can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
- Your gum health may improve. Research has shown that periodontal tissue health may improve with use of Invisalign Aligners during your orthodontic treatment.
- You can still eat what you want. Because the aligners are removable you don’t have to worry about what you eat. As long as you brush before placing them back in.
Before and After
An Excellent Invisalign Result — Adult Patient
This adult orthodontic patient had crowding of upper and lower front teeth. In particular one upper incisor was protruded out of the normal arch. To achieve the desired result, this patient faithfully wore the series of Invisalign trays as prescribed as Dr. Gary Lindner.
This patient began orthodontic treatment at age 10 with crowding of upper and lower teeth as well as anterior and posterior crossbites (upper teeth are behind lower teeth). An outstanding result was achieved with the use of conventional orthodontic appliances (braces) and a high level of cooperation. Great Job!!!!!