Invisalign Teen

Invisalign for teens.

Orthodontic Treatment in North Potomac, NC

At the office of Dr. Charles Harrington, DDS, we strive to provide expert orthodontic care while maintaining a warm, welcoming office environment. Dr. Harrington and our team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work with every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that perfectly suit each patient's unique needs and lifestyle. We're proud to offer a variety of treatment options to our patients, and Invisalign is one of our most popular alternatives to braces – and now, there's a specialized version of Invisalign designed specifically for teenagers.

A Clear Alternative to Braces for Teens

Clear Orthodontic Aligners Video

Invisalign Teen is based on the groundbreaking Invisalign system, which relies on clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth instead of metal wires and brackets. Just like regular Invisalign, Invisalign Teen aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can be popped in and out to eat, drink, brush, and floss. This means that Invisalign Teen comes with all the benefits of traditional Invisalign:

  • Virtually Invisible: The aligners are almost invisible when worn, meaning you won't have to worry about having braces for school pictures, prom, or other important milestones. 
  • Eat Your Favorite Foods: Because you remove the aligners to eat, you can still enjoy all your favorite crunchy, sticky foods.
  • Oral Hygiene is Easy: Removing the aligners to brush and floss means that maintaining oral hygiene is as easy as ever, and you won't have to fuss with things like floss threaders. 
  • Improved Comfort: The aligners are flat and smooth to the touch, so you won't deal with the cuts and scrapes that come with braces.​

Specially Designed for Teenagers

But Invisalign Teen comes with even more advantages that are custom-tailored to the teenage lifestyle. First, every aligner comes with a built-in Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which clearly shows doctors, parents, and the teens themselves whether or not the aligners are being worn enough or if the patient needs to be a little more diligent.

Invisalign teen.In addition to this, Invisalign Teen aligners can be made with special "eruption tabs" that hold space open for teeth that have yet to fully erupt. This means we can use Invisalign Teen to treat patients even if they don't have all their permanent teeth in yet. Finally, each treatment course comes with 6 free replacement aligners – so there's no need to worry if any get lost or stolen. Combine all of these features with the advantages inherent to Invisalign, and you've got an excellent treatment option for busy, socially-conscious teens!

Contact Your Kentlands/Gaithersburg, MD Orthodontist

Invisalign Teen is an excellent option for many teenagers, but only you and Dr. Harrington can decide on the ideal treatment method for your unique situation. If you'd like to learn more about Invisalign Teen or want to set up a consultation for you or your child, we would love to speak with you! Feel free to call us at 301-977-1441 with any questions, reach out to us at our contact page, or request a consultation online at our North Potomac, MD office. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to helping you or your child achieve a healthy, beautiful, lifelong smile with Invisalign Teen!