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The choice is

clear

Our smiles start with

technology

invisalign clear braces

We use Invisalign® clear aligners

Health-Conscious

Made of smooth,
BPA-free plastic

Removable

Eat and drink
what you like!

Wireless

No metal brackets.
No metal wires.

Invisalign® aligners use

SmartTrack™ technology for

Speed

Constant yet gentle force speeds up treatment up to 50%

Constant yet gentle force speeds up treatment up to 50%

Control

Improves control of tooth movement to help keep your smile on track

Improves control of tooth movement to help keep your smile on track

Comfort

Flexible material fits snugly around your teeth

Flexible material fits snugly around your teeth

Predictablity

Aligners move teeth with 75% more predictability

Aligners move teeth with 75% more predictability

8 Advantages of Invisalign for Adults and Teens

  1. The type of material used in these aligners offers more predictability and controlled movement of teeth
  2. They are virtually invisible so you can wear them confidently in public
  3. It is easy to observe the results at every stage of your orthodontic treatment with these aligners
  4. You don’t have to spend extra time and efforts on cleaning Invisalign since there are no brackets and wires to clean and floss. You can just brush and rinse the aligners with lukewarm water to clean them
  5. They can be easily removed so that you can enjoy your favorite foods without any type of restrictions
  6. Since the structure of Invisalign has no sharp brackets, you can continue playing your favorite contact sports without worrying about any injury to your teeth, gums or tongue
  7. These aligners are absolutely pain free and pose no risk of injury due to brackets and wires which come with braces
  8. The treatment requires fewer visits to the orthodontist and so it suits even those patients who have the busiest of schedules

Invisalign for Teens

Living with aligners can be a bit challenging especially for teenagers. Invisalign for teens was specifically developed to help teens tackle the common obstacles they faced while using Invisalign. The special features include:

  • Color Indicators

    Invisalign for teens come with small blue dots which fade away after 336 hours or 2 weeks of wear. This parameter helps them follow the treatment with more dedication.

  • Eruption Tabs

    For teens that still have baby teeth or their permanent teeth are still growing, Invisalign aligners for teens are perfect. The aligners are designed with spaces which allow the smooth eruption of permanent teeth.

  • Extra Replacement Aligners

    Teens sometimes lose or damage their aligners. Invisalign for teens comes with replacement aligners. This makes it convenient for the teens to continue their treatment without any hindrance caused by damaged or lost aligners.

Whether you are a teen or an adult looking for Invisalign in Fresno, CA, get in touch with us at Thurman Orthodontics today. We are among the top 1% providers of Invisalign which means that you get your Invisalign treatment from one of the most experienced providers in the entire country. Our smile team looks forward to welcoming you into our Thurman Orthodontics family.


FAQs

No, Invisalign does not work in each case, depending on the complexity of malocclusion and dental health status. You must consult your orthodontist to know if it is an ideal orthodontic treatment for you.

Invisalign can fix various malocclusion types, such as crowded teeth, underbite, overbite, open bite, and crossbite.

Invisalign aligners are made of BPA-free plastic material, which is extremely lightweight and comfortable compared to metal braces. Though you may experience slight discomfort because clear aligners are made to fit perfectly onto your teeth, they are way more comfortable than braces.

Invisalign aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day and only be removed when eating food and drinking colored beverages. Wearing them for less than 22 hours a day canprolong orthodontic treatment.

Teenagers above the age of 14 are eligible candidates for Invisalign treatment as long as their second molars have come out and are fullygrown.

No. You can eat anything you want as long as you remove your Invisalign aligners before eating and clean your teeth thoroughly before wearing them back.

Just like with braces, your speech may get slightly affected when you begin wearing aligners. But once you get used to wearing them, it will go back to being normal again.

The treatment duration varies depending on the complexity of malocclusion in patients. However, it usually takes anywhere between 6 to 18 months in most cases.

The cost of Invisalign depends on the difficulty of your case, your treatment goals, and the duration of the treatment. Therefore, you must consult your orthodontist, who will share the Invisalign cost with you post your initial dental examination.

If this is the case, contact your orthodontist immediately so that he can take necessary actions to straighten the course of treatment. This may require you to move back a couple of stages in the treatment or try some additional teeth straightening treatment.

Aligners must be removed while drinking anything other than water so that they do not get dirty or damaged.

You can remove aligners any time you want. However, wearing them for 22 hours a day is recommended for good results.

To keep your Invisalign aligners clean, follow this routine:

  1. Remove aligners while eating or drinking.
  2. Clean them with gentle soap and toothbrush once a day.
  3. Make a mixture of lukewarm tap water and white distilled vinegar to soak clear trays for 15-30 minutes.

After finishing your orthodontic treatment, wear retainers to keep the teeth from moving back into their original position. You may need to wear retainers continuously for a few months or just while sleeping; your orthodontist will share the duration with you after examining your teeth.

Changing aligners before bed is recommended.

Here are all the benefits of Invisalign aligners that teens can enjoy:

  • They are clear and not very noticeable, which helps avoid awkwardness in social situations.
  • They can be removed when eating or drinking.
  • They require lesser follow-up visits than traditional braces.
  • They are more comfortable and fit snuggly on to your teeth.

They work just like Invisalign aligners in adults. The treatment consists of a series of customized clear trays that have a blue dot each, which, when fades, must be changed. On average, each set is worn for two weeks.

Explain to them the benefits of wearing aligners diligently. Also, let them know that their orthodontic treatment will be prolonged if they do not wear their clear trays for at least 22 hours a day.

You can also reward good behavior to encourage them to wear Invisalign aligners regularly.

Consult your orthodontist so that he can review the current situation and create a replacement. They may ask you to wear the previous set so that the progress isn’t lost.

The pain felt with Invisalign aligners is usually short-lived and mild. Any discomfort will be lesser than traditional braces.

Invisalign aligners can be kept on while playing sports such as tennis, basketball, gymnastics, football, and cycling. They must be removed when playing sports such as martial arts, boxing, wrestling, and rugby. You can wear regular mouthguard while playing these sports.

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