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Invisalign Teen

Invisalign® Teen in Mission, TX

For many, orthodontic treatment is a teenage rite of passage. But luckily for your kid, gone are the days of the dreaded brace face. At Clover Hills Dentistry in Mission, TX, Dr. Alexander Ochoa Falla offers Invisalign® Teen for adolescents who want to straighten their teeth with more comfort, improved aesthetics, and fewer restrictions.

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We’re lucky to serve preteens and teens.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment in Adolescence

Adolescence is the prime time for addressing alignment problems. Since the jaws and teeth are still growing, adolescence is the perfect developmental period to resolve orthodontic concerns. (Straightening teeth can be more complex and costly once the face is finished growing.)

While many teens desire to undergo orthodontic treatment for improved self-esteem through a straight smile, orthodontic treatment yields many positive health benefits. Properly aligned teeth can improve oral hygiene, speech patterns, chewing capabilities, sleeping habits, and overall wellness. Also, your teenager might feel more comfortable addressing their alignment problems when their peers experience similar treatments.

Compared to metal braces, Invisalign® Teen is often a preferred option for many adolescents. Our clear aligner trays can easily be removed for older children for sports, playing an instrument in the band, or eating their favorite sticky and hard foods. Additionally, Invisalign® Teen aligners are discreet and ideal for older kids who are self-conscious about their appearance.

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Expect Caring and Compassionate Care

Delivering dental care with empathy and kindness is vital to patients of all ages. Once you sit in one of our comfortable dental chairs, here’s what your teen can expect:

Orthodontic Screening

Although children get examined as young as seven for orthodontic treatment, it’s not too late for Dr. Ochoa to determine if your preteen or teen would benefit from Invisalign® or traditional braces.

Digital Scans and Creation

If your kid qualifies for Invisalign® Teen, we’ll take scans of their smile to make their custom clear aligner sets.

Treatment

Similar to the system designed for adults, Invisalign® Teen moves the teeth incrementally and carefully through a series of custom-fit, biocompatible trays that fit snugly over the teeth. Over time, the teeth will shift into the desired position.

However, each Invisalign® Teen aligner has a blue dot indicator that helps the wearer, parents, and Dr. Ochoa understand when to change aligners. Eventually, the blue dot indicator fades with use, and this provides an estimation of wear time and signals that it’s time for a new set of aligners (generally every two weeks).

Post-Treatment Maintenance

If you’ve ever completed a round of Invisalign®, you know the journey isn’t quite over after your last set of aligners. Dr. Ochoa will fit your teen with a retainer to preserve the positive effects of orthodontic treatment.

Serving Mission, TX: Clover Hills Dentistry is a Quality Dental Care Experience for the Whole Family

At Clover Hills Dentistry, we pride ourselves on having a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our team is committed to providing quality care in a supportive and comfortable environment so you can feel at ease during their visit. Is your teenager interested in straightening their teeth with Invisalign®? Don’t delay scheduling an Invisalign® Teen consultation! Call 956-997-9799 or send us a short message online to schedule an appointment at Clover Hills Dentistry.

2605 N. Shary Rd. Mission, TX 78574