Dr. Amit Rajani

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Can my teenager get Invisalign?

Yes, your teenager can get Invisalign. At Yonkers Avenue Dental Invisalign is made for teenagers as young as seventeen.  Invisalign is a great option for both teenagers and adults.

Invisalign is a system of clear comfortable aligners that you wear over your natural teeth. There are no metal or ceramic brackets that are used to straighten the teeth. The teenage years are a difficult period for many, and how they appear is quite important to them. These clear aligners are not noticeable and quite natural looking. Traditional braces draw attention to themselves, and for teenagers this may make them very self-conscious.  Teenagers are more compliant with their treatment because it meets their needs and desires. 

Also, with Invisalign there aren’t food restrictions like with traditional braces. When teenagers are at school it is hard to control what they are eating. The wrong foods can lead to broken wires or loosened brackets. When that happens, an extra trip to the orthodontist is needed. With Invisalign they simply remove the aligners to eat, brush and floss their teeth and then put the aligners back in.

As a result of growth which continues into the teenage years, Invisalign is not recommended for teenagers under the age of seventeen. This is because at that age teenagers do not show signs of growth and all adult teeth expected to grow in have done so already. The aligners that are being made will work well for treatment and will fit precisely.

Invisalign in Yonkers is easy and accessible. Call our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss treatment.