Can teens use Invisalign?

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Can teens use Invisalign?

My front teeth are so ugly. They are crooked and one sticks out really far. I really don’t want to be a brace face though. Can I use Invisalign if I am only 13? I heard it was only good for adults, not teens. Do you know if it’s cheaper than braces? I want to have my facts straight before I beg my parents. Also, it’s really only my top teeth that are jacked up. Maybe that will cut the price down? Looking forward to your help!

– Gentry in Alabama

Patients love Invisalign invisible braces for many reasons. They are invisible, more comfortable than metal braces, and take about half the time to straighten teeth. The good news is that the Invisalign company did release an Invisalign Teen line in 2009. But the main issue with this clear aligner system is that your permanent teeth need to be fully erupted in order to be a candidate. If this sounds like you, find an Invisalign Teen dentist in your area to make sure it will work for you.

Regarding the cost of Invisalign, in most cases, it does tend to be more expensive than traditional braces. Also, Invisalign will not provide aligners for only the top arch. So there is no cost savings with only getting aligners on the top because it simply isn’t an option. The general or cosmetic dentist will end up paying the same fee whether you get trays for the top only or bottom, or both. Many dentists will provide a free consultation to answer your questions and help determine if Invisalign makes sense for your case.

Best of luck!


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