The Invisalign Teen system, an alternative to traditional braces, is a set of customized clear aligners that are removable for eating, brushing, and flossing. It’s easy to remove them for photos or special events. Invisalign straightens smiles in a less obtrusive way. No wires or brackets are involved. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces.
So, how are they so customized? At Fishbein Orthodontics, we digitally scan the teeth and structure of the bite with our state-of-the-art iTero digital scanning system. This 3-dimensional scan is a very accurate digital model of the teeth and helps determine the most efficient and effective orthodontic treatment plan. Dr. Ben Fishbein can show the patient and their family a digital plan of tooth movement and smile perfection. If you’ve ever had braces in the past, you may remember bad tasting goo used to make the impression. That’s history. No more goo. The technology is amazing. We encourage you to visit our iTero page for full details.
We now have a digital model and plan for your teen’s smile. Now what? Well, the Fishbein Orthodontics team produces a set of clear aligners and each is worn for about two weeks. The teeth will gradually move with each set and the average number of aligners needed is between 18 and 30. The total treatment then averages 6 to 15 months depending on the case. Visits to Fishbein Orthodontics will be every 7 to 10 weeks and are usually 30 minutes or less.
What else do we want parents to know? How about this? We offer free replacement Invisalign Trays (up to 6) if your teen loses or damages them beyond effectiveness. Additionally, if Invisalign Teen does not work for any reason, you may change to clear braces at no additional cost!
Invisalign Teen also includes what are called compliance indicator tabs. These colored tabs indicate whether the patient is wearing their trays like they are supposed to. They fade with use and make patients more compliant to use the product.
The results worldwide have been incredible and many of the smiles that you see today are the result of this technology. Dr. Fishbein reminds us that, “teens are two times more likely to have a boost in self-esteem wearing Invisalign clear aligners than with metal braces.”
Dr. Fishbein is the ONLY Pensacola Orthodontist that is both a Board Certified Orthodontist and Premier Provider of Invisalign treatment. Dr. Fishbein is also the leading provider of both Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatment in the Pensacola area. He’s looking forward to creating the next smile and boosting your teen’s confidence.