Why Choose Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign can be a fantastic choice for teens, offering a reliable, discrete treatment approach. Here’s why:

  • Discrete: Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to straighten your teeth without the noticeable metal brackets and wires.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners may require less adjustment for your teen since there are no metal parts associated with traditional braces.
  • Flexible: Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes it easy to eat, brush, and floss as they normally would. Plus, they can be taken out for special occasions or to play sports.
  • Predictable: With our 3D imaging technology, you can see your treatment plan from start to finish before it even begins. You’ll know what to expect and how your smile will transform.

Invisalign for teens combines advanced orthodontic technology with the convenience and aesthetics that cater to a teenager’s lifestyle.

How to Get Started with Invisalign for Teens

Starting treatment is simple and the process is designed to be as smooth and convenient as possible. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Step 1. Initial Consultation: The journey begins with a free, initial consultation at our orthodontic practice. We’ll assess your teen’s oral health and discuss whether Invisalign treatment is a good fit for their needs.
  • Step 2. Custom Treatment Plan: Using advanced 3D imaging technology, we’ll design a personalized and precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of the teeth and an estimate of how long treatment will take.
  • Step 3. Receiving the Clear Aligners: We’ll create a series of custom-made, clear aligners for your teen. They’ll need to wear each set of aligners for about two weeks before moving on to the next in the series. Note that this varies, so it’s important to only advance to the next set when we tell them.
  • Step 4. Progress Check-ins: Your teen will have check-ups every 6-8 weeks (about two months) to monitor progress and receive the next set of aligners. The great news is that these appointments are typically quicker and less frequent than traditional braces. We can also monitor progress virtually with the Smile Doctors Anywhere app.
  • Step 5. Reveal the New Smile: After all the aligners have been used, your teen will reveal their new, beautiful, and confident smile!

Invisalign clear aligners not only transform smiles but also fit seamlessly into a teen’s busy life. With a Lakeside Orthodontics Invisalign treatment plan, getting a confident smile is easier than ever.

Cost of Invisalign for Teens

The cost of Invisalign Teen can vary based on several factors, such as the complexity of your teen’s case and the duration of treatment. However, on average, it’s comparable to traditional braces, and can be offset with:

  1. Dental Insurance: Many insurance plans cover Invisalign Teen just as they would traditional metal braces. Our treatment coordinators are experts in helping to optimize your benefits while keeping out-of-pocket costs in check, and Lakeside Orthodontics accepts most insurance plans.
  2. Payment Plans: Lakeside Orthodontics offers in-office, flexible payment plans with 0% interest. This way, you can spread the cost over the duration of the treatment.

Remember, the benefits of a healthy & beautiful smile can be priceless! Contact our office for an exact estimate to help you understand the available options to make Invisalign Teen affordable for you.

Book a Consult for Invisalign for Teens in Eagan and St. Paul, MN

Ready to kickstart an exciting journey to a stunning smile? It all starts with a simple, no-strings-attached chat—a free consultation. Contact Lakeside Orthodontics and find out how Invisalign treatment can revamp your teen’s smile!

Is Invisalign treatment right for me?

Let us help you find out when you book a free consult.

Invisalign for Teens FAQs

How long will I have to wear my Invisalign aligners each day?

This varies according to your treatment plan, but generally, you should wear your aligners at least 22 hours per day, only removing them to eat, drink, and perform your usual oral hygiene routine.

Can I eat and drink with Invisalign aligners?

Yes, one of the biggest perks of Invisalign aligners is that they are removable. When it’s time to eat or drink (except water), just take out your aligners and enjoy your meal or beverage. Remember to brush your teeth before putting the aligners back in to keep them clean and clear. Bon appétit!

What if I lose an aligner?

Don’t worry if an aligner goes missing—it happens sometimes! If you lose an aligner, contact us right away and we’ll guide you on what to do next. You can usually move to your next set of aligners or temporarily go back to your previous set. Losing an aligner is just a small hiccup on the way to your awesome new smile!

Can I play sports or musical instruments with Invisalign?

Invisalign aligners are all about flexibility. If you’re playing a contact sport, you can remove them just like a retainer, or even wear a mouthguard over them. As for musical instruments, especially woodwinds or brass, you may need a short adjustment period, but it’s totally doable. So, rock on and score those points! Invisalign aligners won’t slow you down.


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Lakeside Orthodontics – Eagan

3340 Sherman Ct, Ste 200, Eagan, MN, 55121-5013

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1696 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN, 55105-1806