Complete Dental Care and Advanced Orthodontics for Teens
Advanced Total Dental Care can help your teen maintain and enhance their natural smile. Dr. Rever screens for orthodontic concerns during routine dental visits. He can recommend Invisalign treatment to address the dental health and cosmetic concerns of teen patients.
Dr. Rever is a family dentist with over 30 years of experience and advanced training in all aspects of dentistry. He offers the unique opportunity for patients of all ages to receive thorough dental care for both routine and orthodontic needs in one location.
For many teens, the prospect of wearing braces can cause stress and anxiety. If your teen does not fully engage with the process, the results may not meet your expectations. This can be due to a lack of compliance during and after treatment. The evolution of invisible braces has changed that for many teen orthodontic patients. This makes it possible for teens to achieve a beautiful smile with treatment that is discreet, comfortable, and relatively quick.
Invisalign® Teen at Advanced Total Dental Care
Orthodontic treatment with clear aligners can provide several key benefits for teen patients:
- You can easily remove clear aligners to eat the foods you love and for daily oral hygiene tasks
- Smooth material that does not irritate the gums and soft tissues of the mouth
- Snug-fitting aligners will not meddle with your favorite activities, including contact sports and playing a musical instrument
- Invisible braces- no one has to know you are wearing braces as you gently reposition your teeth for a beautiful new smile
- No sudden dental office visits for broken wires or damaged brackets
What if I lose or misplace an aligner? Invisalign® Teen includes free replacement of up to 6 aligners!
Are you a good candidate for Invisalign® Teen?
To determine if you are an Invisalign candidate, you will need to visit us for a dental exam. During the exam, our dentist will review your options with you and help you decide based on your budget and expected outcome. If Dr. Rever has determined that Invisalign® Teen is right for you, we will begin by taking dental impressions. We will send the impressions to Invisalign technicians to create your custom aligners.
Each treatment plan is custom to your teeth and misalignment issues. You will receive aligners every two weeks for about a year or longer. It’s important to wear your retainer as directed after your orthodontics treatment is complete to maintain your beautiful, new smile for years to come.
Invisalign® Teen FAQs
For a long time, metal braces were the only option available for people who wanted a straighter smile. However, now the Invisalign system allows a dentist to correct misalignment using a series of practically invisible clear aligners.
Does Age Matter?
Yes. We want to wait until the jaw stops growing and developing. Otherwise, there could be a negative impact on your treatment. As a result, we typically recommend treatment for patients 16 and older.
Can Clear Aligners Address Any Level of Misalignment?
We use clear aligners to address more minor to moderate cases of misalignment. If you have severe misalignment, then traditional metal braces may be the best option for improving your smile’s alignment. We will carefully check your jaw and teeth to decide if Invisalign is the best choice for improving your crooked teeth.
What Happens During Treatment?
Once we decide you’re a candidate for clear aligners, we will gather impressions, photographs, and x-rays of your smile. We will send the materials to the Invisalign lab, where they will create a series of clear aligners. You will wear each set for about two weeks, then upgrade to the next. This occurs over a period of about a year (up to 18 months for teen patients).
You will wear the aligners every day for between 20 and 23 hours. You will remove them only for meals, when you brush and floss, and special occasions. The teeth will slowly and gently move to improve both alignment and your overall oral health. If you have any questions about your candidacy for wearing clear aligners, then please contact Advanced Total Dental Care today.
Schedule An Invisalign® Teen Consultation
Dr. Rever is a local Invisalign® provider serving Laurel, Burtonsville, Colesville, Columbia, and many other Montgomery County communities. To schedule a dental visit or Invisalign consultation in Silver Spring, contact us at (301) 637-0960 or request an appointment online.