For a long time, braces were really the only option for straightening a teenagers’ teeth. Having a metallic smile almost seemed like a high school rite of passage. These days, braces are still a great choice, especially when you combine them with the SureSmile® system and use low-profile brackets we do. However, not all teens are thrilled with the idea of braces and that’s okay. At Innovative Orthodontic Centers, we think patients of all ages deserve to get a gorgeous smile in a way that makes them feel comfortable. That’s why we offer a variety of solutions, including Shorewood and Naperville Invisalign Teen treatment. Using the system of clear aligners, we can straighten teeth without braces and achieve amazing results! Here are 10 benefits of Invisalign Teen our patients absolutely love:
- Virtually Invisible – Invisalign Teen involves a series of clear, smooth, BPA-free aligners that slip right over the teeth. The aligners are custom-made just for you. Thanks to the material, design and perfect fit, they’re almost invisible and most people won’t notice you’re wearing them. The fact you’re in orthodontic treatment can be your little secret. Some teenagers feel self-conscious about rocking braces but with Invisalign Teen, you can smile just as confidently during your treatment as you will after.
- Amazing Results – The most important part of any orthodontic treatment option is how well it works. After all, the end goal is to give you a stunning, healthy smile you’re proud to show off. When you come in to Innovative Orthodontic Centers for Shorewood or Naperville Invisalign Teen treatment, we take digital scans of your mouth using our iTero® scanner. No more goopy, uncomfortable, messy impressions! In seconds, we can snap images of your teeth and jaws and a 3D model of your mouth is created.
Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin move your teeth into their perfect positions directly on the computerized model. They have complete control over your tooth movements and outcome, allowing them to bring out the best in your smile! We’re also an Invisalign Teen Diamond+ Provider and the company that makes Invisalign has called Dr. Ibrahim a “trailblazer.” That means we have serious expertise when it comes to clear aligners. We’re one of the few practices that treat every case with Invisalign Teen, even complex ones. No matter how much correction your smile needs, you’ll be a candidate for the treatment.
- See Your New Smile Before You Start – Not only does our iTero scanner make your treatment more precise, it also features the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. This tool creates a smile simulation that shows you what your smile will look like when you begin treatment and when you finish. You get a glimpse into the future before you kick things off. You’ll get to see your smile simulation in our office at your consultation and we’ll email it to you too. You can view your results at home whenever you want. How cool is that?
- Eat What You Love – The aligners are removable and you’ll take them out to eat, so there are zero food restrictions. You can eat and drink whatever you want during treatment. Unlike your friends in braces, you won’t have to say goodbye to things like popcorn, bagels and pizza crust.
- Super Comfortable – The custom aligners fit perfectly, are extremely comfortable and there are no brackets or wires. You won’t have to worry about poking wires, irritation or orthodontic emergencies. You’ll forget you’re even wearing your aligners.
- Spend Less Time in Our Office and More Time Living Your Life – Invisalign aligners are created in a series and you’ll change your aligners at home. Since no adjustments are required, you’ll have fewer appointments. You’ll swing by every so often for a visit and to pick up new sets of aligners. These appointments are quick and easy (a perk for parents and patients!). Whenever you can spend less time in the orthodontist’s chair and more time focusing on school, friends, family and fun, the better!
- Awesome for Athletes and Musicians – The lack of hardware makes Invisalign Teen ideal for sports and playing wind instruments. There are no brackets or wires to cut your mouth during a collision in a game or while trying to hit a note on your instrument. You can keep on doing the things you like to do without any interference.
- Oral Hygiene is a Breeze – When you’re wearing braces, it can be more of a challenge to brush and floss and the brackets and wires tend to trap food and plaque. With removable aligners, you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would for a healthy, bright smile.
- Snap Pictures With Confidence – Invisalign will be undetectable in your school pictures, prom pictures and selfies. You won’t feel awkward flashing a huge smile for the camera, letting you capture all of your best memories with confidence.
- Finish Treatment Faster – Dr. Ibrahim and Dr. Gin have perfected thousands of smiles with Invisalign Teen and they have the knowledge to shift your teeth into place quickly and with less discomfort. Invisalign Teen aligners are made with SmartTrack® material that allows for more controlled, predictable tooth movements. In some cases, it can help patients get results sooner. Innovative Orthodontic Centers is also the number one AcceleDent provider in the world! When you use this portable accessory for 20 minutes a day with your Invisalign Teen, it can reduce your treatment time by up to 50%, while also making it more comfortable and effective.
Our team and our patients are huge fans of Invisalign Teen. However, there are features that parents love too. The aligners have compliance indicators to ensure they’re being worn according to Dr. Ibrahim or Dr. Gin’s instructions, as well as eruption tabs to accommodate erupting molars. The system even includes a few free replacement aligners to give mom and dad peace of mind. Are you ready to start your Shorewood or Naperville Invisalign Teen treatment and achieve your dream smile? Book a free consultation at Innovative Orthodontic Centers online or by calling us at (630) 848-6960!