All About Invisalign® for Teens Treatment in Lancaster
At Howard Orthodontics, we believe our teen patients should be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth. Invisalign for Teens helps us do that!
Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens that doesn’t require any metal wires or brackets. At your initial consultation, Dr. Howard can determine if this innovative treatment is the best option for you and your unique smile.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Removable + Almost Invisible
Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and are nearly invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them! Instead of sporting metal braces, Howard Orthodontics Invisalign patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn or whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want.
This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would to maintain proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!
Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Howard, you’ll discover if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Ideal for Busy Schedules
Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents in Lancaster and the surrounding communities because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets.
Invisalign also requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance, and each visit requires less "chair time." The typical Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Howard once every eight weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Perfect for Active Teens
Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens in Lancaster who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Howard’s expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Cost of Invisalign in Lancaster
At Howard Orthodontics, we understand that every patient's needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment, and in most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and may even be covered by your dental insurance plan.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Howard Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.
Talk to Howard Orthodontics About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign at Howard Orthodontics, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, Dr. Howard will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Dr. Howard can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Howard at our Willow Street office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.