When you think about orthodontics and teenagers, more often than not a vision of traditional metal braces comes to mind. But many older, active teens may not take the time to care for braces, and their busy lifestyles means less time for visits to the orthodontists. While many adults opt for the Invisalign® clear aligner system because of its comfort, convenience and appearance, at Igel Orthodontics, Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand also offer Invisalign Teen® for our younger patients. This treatment costs the same as braces, and the aligners are not very difficult to replace if your teen should lose one.
Each aligner comes with a blue indicator dot that lets your teen know when it is time to switch to their next aligner. Aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing, allowing for excellent oral hygiene. Invisalign Teen also treats a broad range of dental conditions including:
- overly crowded teeth
- widely spaced teeth
- crossbite, overbite and underbite
Once a patient decides to use Invisalign, Dr. Igel will use the state-of-the-art iTero® scanner to capture 3D images of their teeth.
If the time come to correct the alignment of your teen’s smile, Dr. Igel and Dr. Chartrand will be happy to see them for a free initial consultation, so you can decide if Invisalign Teen in Omaha, Nebraska, is right for your son or daughter. Call us at (402) 330-1152 today and we will help you plan your visit.