Invisalign® Teen in Las Cruces

Teen girl putting on Invisalign aligner

Desert Orthodontics provides Invisalign Teen in Las Cruces, NM. Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

Invisalign Teen uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth and correct bites, but it has some key differences that set it apart from Invisalign for adults. Teens get up to six free replacement aligners with Invisalign Teen should one of their aligners break or get lost. Invisalign Teen aligners are designed with extra room to fit teeth that are still erupting and they have a compliance indicator so parents can monitor whether they’re being worn the required amount of time each day.

Here’s why parents and teens love the Invisalign Teen system:

Virtually Invisible

Since Invisalign aligners are made with a thin, transparent plastic material that fits the shape of your teeth, your classmates and friends won’t even realize you’re wearing them!

Comfortable and Convenient

Invisalign Teen uses innovative SmartTrack material to straighten the teeth, offering a more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. You can eat all of your favorite foods and brush and floss as normal with Invisalign since your aligners can be removed when needed.

Proven Results

Invisalign Teen can be used to address a wide variety of orthodontic problems, including cross-bites, open bites, overbites, underbites, and gaps between teeth. Because Dr. Pardo plans the movements of each individual tooth with Invisalign’s software, Invisalign Teen has predictable results.

Frequently Asked Questions About Invisalign Teen

What is the minimum age for Invisalign Teen?

Every patient is different, but Invisalign Teen is typically reserved for teenagers who have lost all of their primary (baby) teeth. Before this, Invisalign First may be an option.

Are Invisalign braces good for teenagers?

Yes, Invisalign Teen is an excellent solution for teenagers. Although there are some complex orthodontic issues that require treatment with braces, Invisalign Teen is an option for most patients. If you’re a parent, it’s important to consider whether your child will wear their aligners as directed; if you think your teen will have trouble complying, braces may be a better choice.

Is Invisalign Teen faster than braces?

There are a number of factors that impact the length of time needed for Invisalign Teen treatment; sometimes it might be faster than braces, while for other patients, braces might come out ahead. Patients who take their aligners off and leave them off for extended periods of time usually have a longer treatment time with Invisalign Teen than they would with braces.

What are the disadvantages of Invisalign Teen?

The biggest drawback of Invisalign Teen is that it only works when it is worn, while conventional braces work around the clock to straighten teeth. For this reason, we only recommend the system to patients who are committed to wearing their aligners as directed.

Can you tell if someone is wearing Invisalign Teen?

Your aligners might be visible if you're standing very close to someone and they're looking directly at your teeth, but no one will notice them in pictures, from a distance, or during most everyday activities.

Call 575-521-0900 to learn more and schedule your appointment.