Why Invisalign for Teens Is Best

Teenagers and braces often seem to be connected in people’s minds—but there’s another option that often gets overlooked. Sturbridge Orthodontics is excited to tell you why Invisalign for teens is the best!

How They Work

Before we cover what makes Invisalign for teens special, let’s go over what the typical process for treatment looks like. 

  • Initial Consult: Your journey begins with a consultation at our office with Dr. Sabelis or Dr. Tiberii. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your goals and concerns and assess if clear aligner treatment is suitable for you.
  • Digital Scanning:  Utilizing state-of-the-art 3D scanning technology, we’ll create a precise digital model of your teeth.
  • Treatment Plan: Based on the digital model, we’ll craft a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and desired results. This plan will outline the necessary teeth movements and determine the number of aligners required.
  • Fabrication: Following your treatment plan, a series of custom-made aligners will be crafted for you. Each aligner is meticulously designed to gradually shift your teeth into their ideal positions.
  • Fitting: At your fitting appointment in our office, you’ll receive your first set of aligners. We’ll ensure they fit comfortably and provide comprehensive instructions on their proper care and usage.
  • Wearing the Aligners: You’ll wear each set of aligners for approximately 1-2 weeks, as prescribed by our team. This allows your teeth to steadily progress towards their desired alignment.
  • Progress Checkups: Throughout your treatment journey, you’ll attend scheduled checkup appointments with us to monitor your progress. Additional aligners will be provided as necessary to continue advancing your treatment.
  • Refinements: In certain cases, refinements may be required to fine-tune your results. If needed, we’ll create additional sets of aligners to address any remaining tooth movements.
  • Retention: Upon completing your treatment, you’ll transition to wearing retainers to maintain the newfound alignment of your teeth and prevent any potential shifting. Consistent retainer wear is vital for long-term success and preserving your smile’s new position.

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

There are lots of advantages to this method of treatment for teenage patients. Here are some of the main ones:

  • Aesthetic Appeal: One of the main reasons that anyone opts for Invisalign is the fact that it’s hard to see—in fact, almost invisible! But for teens, this can be even more meaningful. Social standards can be different and appearance is often important. Gaining self-esteem during this period can be fundamental to overall growth and development.
  • Comfort: Invisalign aligners are custom-fitted to the wearer’s mouth, providing a high level of comfort. Additionally, their removable nature allows for easy removal in uncomfortable or risky situations.
  • Dietary Freedom: Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, allowing patients to enjoy their favorite foods without restrictions. Simply remove the aligners before eating, but remember to maintain proper oral hygiene afterward.
  • Convenient Maintenance: Invisalign aligners can be easily removed for brushing and flossing, simplifying oral care routines. Additionally, they require fewer office visits compared to traditional braces, reducing the need for frequent adjustments.
  • Predictable Results: The use of Invisalign for treatment means that there’s a straightforward, visible method for alignment. The digital technology being used ensures teens can visualize their treatment progress in real time, which can help to provide motivation and encouragement throughout the process.


Here are a few other answers that might help out parents and teens alike who are interested in this form of treatment!

Q: Can I still play sports and instruments?
Yes! That’s one of the huge benefits of this method. They can take them out for a little while each day—as long as they still keep them in at least 20-22. 

Q: How long will treatment last?
This depends heavily on the condition of the patient, as well as their own individual goals. On average, it’ll take anywhere from 12 to 18 months, but this timeline can be shorter or longer based on other circumstances.

Q: Will the aligners affect my speech?
Potentially, especially at first! However, practicing speaking typically eradicates this issue over time. Most people adapt quickly within a short period.

Q: Can I whiten my teeth with Invisalign for teens?
Yes, since they’re removable. But be sure to follow any additional guidelines we provide you during whitening treatment.

Why Invisalign for Teens Is Best

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We hope this blog makes you excited to start this unique form of treatment! Our team is so thrilled to be able to offer this form made especially for teenagers. To schedule your consultation, give our Sturbridge office a call at (508) 347-7540 or book online.