Clear Aligners for Teens
Perfect for Busy Schedules: clear aligner therapy is ideal for busy families because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets. Clear aligners often require fewer appointments than braces because you get your aligners in advance and each visit requires less "chair time."
The typical teen wearing clear aligners is seen once every 8 weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.
Doesn't Cost More than Braces: Every patient's needs are different and many factors determine the cost of treatment with clear aligners. In most cases, clear aligners are comparable in price to braces and covered by most dental insurance plans. Financing options are also available to make treatment more affordable for your family.
Great for Active Teens: clear aligners effectively straighten teeth the same way metal braces do. Clear aligners are an ideal choice for teens who play sports, play certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.
As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.
With clear, comfortable aligner technology, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.
Your Responsibility with Clear Aligners
It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. But you can remove your aligners for special occasions.
Like with traditional braces, you will generally need to wear a retainer after clear aligner treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile.
Dr. Zeifman may not recommend clear aligners for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; she can advise you about what options are best for you at your initial consultation.
Schedule your free consultation at our Florham Park office to learn if clear aligners are right for you.