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Invisalign for Teens in Affton & Fenton, MO

At Embrace Our World Orthodontics, our mission is to help our patients develop gorgeous, healthy smiles they feel proud to call their own. As a leading orthodontist serving Saint Louis, MO and the surrounding areas of Affton, Clayton, Oakville, Fenton, and Concord, we're proud to offer a wide range of treatment options, and we work closely with our patients to design a treatment plan that fits into their lifestyle. While we treat patients of all ages, teens still make up the majority of our patient base. Metal braces are so common for teens they've almost become a right of passage, but now, we're excited to offer a new alternative to our adolescent orthodontic patients: Invisalign Teen.

What Is Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign Teen is based on the revolutionary Invisalign System, and it carries all the benefits of traditional Invisalign. Just like in regular Invisalign, Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and 100% removable, making it easy to take them out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This already makes Invisalign a great option for adolescent orthodontic treatment – but Invisalign Teen takes it a step further. 

In addition to the inherent benefits of Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is specially designed to suit the teenage lifestyle. Each aligner includes a built-in Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which fades with wear. This indicator signals to doctors, parents, and teens themselves if the aligners are being worn enough during the day or if the patient needs to be a little more diligent. Furthermore, we can create the aligners with "eruption tabs" that hold space open for unerupted molars, allowing us to treat patients even if all permanent teeth have yet to fully grow in. Finally, every Invisalign Teen treatment course comes with 6 replacement aligners, completely free, so there's no need to worry about losing or breaking aligners. 

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

All of these features, combined with the original benefits of the Invisalign System, make Invisalign Teen an excellent choice for teenagers who want a more convenient, more discreet treatment option. While it's not right for everyone, we can use Invisalign Teeth to treat the vast majority of patients. If you or your child does choose Invisalign Teen, you'll get to take advantage of all of the following benefits:

  • Virtually invisible when worn
  • No braces during prom, school photos, and other important milestones
  • No dietary restrictions, which can be difficult to manage in school cafeterias
  • Flat, smooth aligners won't cause cuts and scratches, making sports more comfortable

Schedule a Consultation with Your Saint Louis Orthodontist

Invisalign is already one of the most convenient treatment options on the market, and thanks to the features added in Invisalign Teen, it's truly an ideal treatment option for busy, socially-conscious teens. If you'd like to see how Invisalign Teen can help you or your child achieve a gorgeous new smile, don't wait: request your complimentary consultation online today. We can't wait to hear from you, and we're excited to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy new smile through Invisalign Teen!