Clear aligners for teens

Your teen will love clear aligner treatment

At Periago Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey toward straighter teeth, and clear aligners for teens helps us do that. Clear aligners don’t use brackets, wires, and bands like traditional braces.

At your initial consultation, Dr. Periago will be able to determine if clear aligners for teens are the best option for your child’s unique smile.

Removable + almost invisible

Made popular by the Invisalign® system, clear aligners for teens are made of clear plastic and almost invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of sporting metal braces, Periago Orthodontics clear aligner patients in New Albany, Corydon and Floyds Knobs enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.

You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to chew gum or eat certain foods like popcorn and whole apples. With clear aligners for teens, the aligners are completely removable, so you can eat all your favorite foods whenever you want. Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, traditional metal braces can present some new challenges. It’s hard to perform at your best knowing you could get hit in the mouth with a ball, or cut your lip trying to hit that note on the trumpet!

Easy to keep clean

This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would for proper oral hygiene. Try that with braces. Aligners are often more hygienic than braces because it’s far easier to clean your teeth when there aren’t any braces in the way. This also helps your teeth stay clean and white throughout treatment and reduces the chances of white spots caused by demineralization.

Teen clear aligners in New Albany, Corydon + Floyds Knobs

Perfect for busy schedules

Clear aligners for teens are ideal for busy parents in New Albany, Corydon, and Floyds Knobs because there are never any emergency appointments from broken wires or brackets. Clear aligners often require fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your clear aligners in advance, and each visit requires less “chair time.” The typical teen clear aligner patient sees Dr. Periago once every eight weeks for a total average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.

Clear aligners for teens help you focus on doing what you do best – being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Periago, you’ll find out if clear aligners are a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!

Great for active teens

Clear aligners for teens effectively straighten teeth the same way metal braces do. Clear aligners for teens are an ideal choice for teens in New Albany, Corydon, and Floyds Knobs 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 in 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 the transparent, comfortable technology of clear aligners and Dr. Periago’s expert care, teens can keep being themselves and love their smiles even more.

Are clear aligners right for your teen?

When used appropriately and in the right cases, clear aligners can be very helpful in correcting an array of cases.

Clear aligners for teens can help correct the following concerns:

  • Crowded teeth

  • Spaced teeth

  • Deep bite

  • Open bite

Comparable in cost

At Periago Orthodontics, we understand that every patient’s needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of clear aligner treatment, and in most cases, the cost of clear aligners for teens is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans in Indiana. Financing options are also available to make clear aligners more affordable for your family. The Periago Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, and insurance claims.

Help your teen’s treatment stay on track

To help your teen stay on track with treatment at Periago Orthodontics, there are a couple of different features that teen clear aligners offer:

  • Monitoring tabs to help us detect if your teen is wearing the aligners properly
  • A certain amount of replacement aligners are included in treatment, just in case your teen misplaces them

Talk to Periago Orthodontics about clear aligners for teens

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, with teen clear aligners at Periago Orthodontics, you can remove your aligners for special occasions.

Like with traditional braces, Dr. Periago recommends that her teen clear aligner patients wear a retainer after treatment to maintain their new alignment—and their confident new smiles.

Clear aligners may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework; Dr. Periago can advise you about what options are best for your teen.

Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Periago at our New Albany, Corydon, or Floyds Knobs office to learn if clear aligners are right for you.