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HOW MUCH TIME WILL BE SPENT VISITING THE ORTHODONTIST?


Invisalign Teen often requires less time with your orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for every eight to twelve weeks.


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WHAT HAPPENS IF AN ALIGNER GETS LOST?


Not to worry—Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free! It is very rare for our patients to loose more than two or three. In the event that an aligner is lost, you should inform your orthodontist right away. Even after six replacement aligners Dr Johnson makes aligner replacements very affordable.


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DOES MY TEEN HAVE TO WEAR INVISALIGN ALL THE TIME?


Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Clinical study data show that teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended. Plus, Invisalign Teen has a built-in assurance check; each aligner has blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed, so the […]


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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR INVISALIGN TEEN?


Invisalign can be used for teens who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition—this includes most teenagers. A trained Invisalign orthodontist should evaluate your teen’s specific dental issues to determine candidacy. If the orthodontist rejects your teen as a candidate, it is advisable to seek a second opinion, as each provider has a different  level of experience treating with Invisalign. Dr Johnson […]


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Does Getting Braces Hurt?


Many patients wonder if the process of putting braces on hurts.  To answer this question I will describe the steps of placing braces.  First we clean and prepare the teeth so the brackets have a clean surface to stick on to and the glue can cure properly.  This cleaning is similar to getting your teeth cleaned […]


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ARE THERE ANY EMOTIONAL CONCERNS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHILDREN HAVE CROOKED TEETH?


Research shows that parents underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked teeth. With Invisalign Teen, no one needs to know your teen is straightening their teeth, removing a potential source of real anxiety for them and giving them the confidence to be themselves in front of everyone.  Call 719-596-3081 for a free consultation.  Dr Johnson will discuss the treatment options that will […]


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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PRACTICAL ADVANTAGES OF INVISALIGN TEEN OVER TRADITIONAL BRACES?


If you’ve had braces yourself, you already know the issues associated with metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without the worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball, which can cause real damage in braces. They can also continue playing musical instruments properly, without braces getting in the way. […]


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