About Invisalign® for Teens Treatment
At Lakeway Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth, and Invisalign for Teens helps us do that. Invisalign doesn't use brackets, wires and bands like traditional braces.
Invisalign created a system that meets the unique needs of teens. At your initial consultation, Dr. Bolerjack will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens is the best option for your unique smile.
Removable + Almost Invisible
The Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of sporting metal braces, Lakeway Orthodontics Invisalign patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With Invisalign for Teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want.
This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces.
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!
Invisalign for Teens helps you focus on doing what you do best-being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Bolerjack, you’ll find out if Invisalign is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!
Invisalign® Vs. Braces
Invisalign is perfect for anyone that wants to achieve that perfect smile without braces! It can be used for almost any orthodontic patient and is generally a little faster treatment.
If you need teeth removed and the space closed then braces are still the better option because of the strength offered from the brackets and wires.
Most of our Invisalign patients are adults but we also offer Invisalign® Teen which has become quite popular and works very well for the self-conscious teen that doesn’t want anyone to notice their teeth becoming straighter.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Perfect for Busy Schedules
Invisalign for Teens treatment is ideal for busy parents in Austin and surrounding areas because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets.
Invisalign often requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners in advance, and each visit requires less "chair time."
The typical Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Bolerjack once every eight weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Great for Active Teens
Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. Invisalign for Teens is an ideal choice for teens in Austin who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign and Dr. Bolerjack’s expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Cost of Invisalign in Austin
Invisalign® cost is determined by the Invisalign® company that we use to fabricate the aligners and is different for a variety of specific issues. At Lakeway Orthodontics, we understand that every patient's needs are different.
It can be anywhere from $500 to $8000 depending on what our patients would like to accomplish for their smiles. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign treatment, and in most cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans in Texas.
Dr. Bolerjack will review what particular problems are present and how those will be addressed to help you achieve your perfect smile in a realistic manner.
Financing options are also available to make Invisalign more affordable for your family. The Lakeway Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.
Talk to Lakeway Orthodontics About Invisalign
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But, with Invisalign at Lakeway Orthodontics, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, Dr. Bolerjack will recommend Invisalign patients to wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Invisalign is great for solving deep bites, rotations, crowding, and is cleaner and less noticeable during treatment. Dr. Bolerjack can advise you about what options are best for you.
Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Bolerjack at our Austin office to learn if Invisalign is right for you.