Could Invisalign® Help My Teen?

fort worth teen invisalignWhen your teenager is ready for orthodontic treatment, we offer more than just metal braces. In fact, we have a cosmetic option that is less visible during the treatment process. In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist talks about how clear Invisalign® aligners can help teens enjoy straighter and healthier smiles!

The Invisalign® Process

Invisalign® doesn’t require the use of brackets or metal wires to correct the position of the teeth. Instead, the patient will wear a set of plastic trays that fit comfortably for about 20 to 22 hours a day for two weeks. They then begin wearing the next set, continuing the process for the entire treatment period, which usually falls between a year and 18 months. These will be custom-made, crafted based on the digital impression made of iTero® images we take of the smile. As a result, they offer care with precision and accuracy.

Helping Teenage Smiles

Teens will wear the sets as recommended by the orthodontist. An even smile offers improved confidence and helps your child never hesitate to show off his or her smile. However, they also offer other benefits. For example, through brushing and flossing is much easier with an even smile, which limits the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. An evens mile also prevents bite imbalance and jaw joint strain, the risk of painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) are reduced too. Your child enjoys better oral health and function, and always has a reason to show off their smile!


In addition to offering a nearly invisible appearance, the aligners will fit comfortably and help prevent gum and cheek irritation. Being removable also offers a host of benefits. For example, brushing and flossing during treatment is much easier, as you’re not working around metal brackets or wires. Eating is easier too, as you don’t have to avoid certain items or worry about particles becoming stuck on orthodontics, since you can remove them beforehand. These can also be removed before special occasions, and on average the treatment time is shorter and requires fewer office visits too.

If you have any questions about helping teens enjoy optimal oral health and stunning smiles with Invisalign®, then contact our team today to learn more.


Our team can help kids of all ages enjoy better alignment and healthier smiles with custom orthodontic options. If you have any questions about how we treat your family’s smile, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, and all surrounding communities.