4 Things to Consider About Clear Aligners for Teens

Still on the fence about clear aligner treatment? Our team at Caudill & McNeight Orthodontics is here to help you make the best decision for your smile! We want you to understand the pros and cons of each treatment option, so you can choose the right one for your lifestyle.

For teens considering clear aligners (or parents on a recon mission for their teen), here are 4 things to consider about Invisalign for teenagers:

  1. Invisalign isn’t magic; you’ll have to put in the work!

Invisalign treatment is so convenient and effective that it may seem like sorcery, but it’s actually due to a beautiful blend of technology, dedication, and your orthodontist’s expertise.

As a patient, your responsibility is to wear your clear aligners for as long as instructed: at least 20 to 22 hours a day. Wearing them less than instructed can compromise or prolong your results. (That’s the last thing you want!) Clear aligners can’t do their job if you don’t wear them. Your dedication to treatment makes all the difference in the results you achieve.

When considering clear aligners for teens, it’s important to be realistic with yourself. Are you dedicated to wearing your clear aligners day and night? If removable clear aligners don’t sound practical for you, we have other options! Choose from traditional metal braces or clear ceramic braces that work 24/7 once they’re in place.

  1. You can start seeing results in as little as 6 weeks with Invisalign treatment.

While every case is different and every smile progresses at a different rate, some teens start seeing improvements in their smile in just over a month of wearing Invisalign. Seeing progress early in your treatment can keep you motivated to continue persevering through your treatment process and maintaining your clear aligners properly! Your hard work will begin paying off in no time.

  1. Your favorite role models and celebrities wore clear aligners too!

Did you know that world-famous tennis player and four-time Olympic gold medalist, Serena Williams, completed Invisalign treatment in her early adult years?!

Other celebrities like Zac Efron, Justin Bieber, Zendaya, Billie Eilish and Britney Spears also went through successful Invisalign treatments to achieve their brilliant Hollywood smiles. Invisalign is ideal for people who live their life in the spotlight – but also for those of us who prefer to watch through a movie screen instead!

  1. Invisalign requires great oral hygiene!

Maintaining a healthy smile is especially important during your treatment. For the process to be safe, successful, and efficient, your teeth and gums must be healthy enough to withstand the pressure of your clear aligners.

Plus, if you’re looking forward to the transparency of clear aligners, it’s important that you commit to great oral hygiene. Your clear aligners will be clear when you first receive them, but it’s up to you to keep them that way! Be ready to dedicate an additional few minutes to your oral hygiene routine for a clearly beautiful smile.

  1. Clear aligners can help you catch a wave of confidence.

You deserve to love your smile – and smile often! Clear aligner treatment with our experienced orthodontists can transform your smile for the better. 

Dr. Caudill and Dr. McNeight are proud to be Brevard County’s only Invisalign Diamond Plus Providers. That means we complete at least 400 successful Invisalign cases every year. You can guarantee that your smile is in the best hands with our doctors. We’ll help you catch a wave of confidence – and love the process.

Get clear aligners for teens!

If you still aren’t sure whether clear aligners are right for you, we encourage you to request your complimentary consultation with us. We’ll discuss your needs and preferences to guide you in the right direction. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions! 

If you’re looking for a top orthodontist in Viera, Merritt Island or Melbourne, come experience the vibes. We’d love to meet you. Request a complimentary exam for you or your child today.