Clear Aligners for Teens

Clear Aligners for Teens

Clear Aligners for Teens

Teens Bite Problems: From Simple to Complex

Aligners can correct a variety of bite problems, including:

  • Gapped Teeth: Gaps between the teeth
  • Overbite: When the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth significantly
  • Underbite: When the bottom teeth overlap the top teeth significantly
  • Crossbite: When a tooth is either more pushed out or pushed in than its corresponding tooth on the other side
  • Open Bite: When the two arches don’t fully come together when the jaw is closed
  • Crowded Teeth: A common problem in teens in which it simply looks like there are too many teeth in the mouth

Teenagers often have more complex bite problems, but aligners can handle all the bite problems above.

Faster Than Braces, Equally Effective

Teens generally need to wear traditional braces for two years—but treatment with aligners usually takes only 12–18 months. While it’s faster, it’s still equally effective, and that makes it the obvious choice for many teens today.

Boost Confidence

Wearing aligners can give teens a huge confidence boost. There are no clunky-looking wires or brackets, which makes it much easier to smile. Even better, teens can feel confident knowing their teeth are getting straighter every day.

Less Time at the Orthodontist Than With Braces

With traditional braces, teens spend a lot of time at the orthodontist. With aligners, visits tend to be less frequent and shorter. Plus, since treatment time is shorter overall, the odds are high that the total time at the orthodontist is dramatically lower.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How Do I Clean My Aligners?

    Always rinse your aligners off before you put them back in your mouth. Use either a denture soak or cleaning crystals to soak your aligners according to the directions. This helps keep bacteria off the aligners—and out of your mouth. Don't forget to wash your hands before handling your aligners or placing them in your mouth.

  • How Long Do I Wear Each Set of Aligners?

    It depends on your specific treatment plan. Many treatment plans have aligner changes every two weeks, but a fast-track plan (which straightens teeth in less time) requires aligner changes every week.

  • Are Aligners Fitting for an Active Lifestyle?

    Absolutely! Clear aligners are perfect for an active lifestyle. You can take them out for eating, and when playing sports you can replace your aligners with a custom mouthguard. Clear aligners allow you to get straighter teeth without sacrificing anything you love.

  • What Are the Primary Benefits?

    Some of the main benefits of aligners include:

    • Invisible teeth-straightening
    • Faster than braces
    • Comfortable to wear
    • Removable
    • No eating restrictions

  • How Much Time Should I Plan to Spend at the Orthodontist?

    You can get started with aligners in a short appointment of only about an hour. Once you're wearing the aligners, you'll need to see Dr. Feldman every six weeks. These checkups are fast and easy, so you'll spend much less time at the orthodontist than you would with traditional braces.

  • What Do Clear Aligners Cost?

    The cost of aligners varies based on how many aligners you need, the length of your treatment program, and other customization factors specific to you. Most patients find aligners to be a very affordable solution for teeth straightening. Feldman Orthodontics is proud to offer a variety of different payment options. Payment plans that spread the cost over a 12, 24, or 36 months can make treatment affordable, so don't let cost hold you back from straight teeth!