Invisalign Teen

Friendly Longview & Vancouver, WA Orthodontist

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At the practice of Dr. Lauren Cai, we strive to provide your teen with a beautiful and confident smile! Our dedicated team of professionals can answer any questions about your teen's orthodontic treatment and provide information to help improve his or her oral health. As experts of Invisalign Teen, we offer an effective process for straightening your child's teeth in a virtually invisible way. These clear aligners are customized to fit each of our individual teen patients in order to comfortably shift teeth into their proper position. Despite the aesthetic appearance of a smile, correcting crooked teeth is an important part of maintaining good oral health.


The Invisalign Teen Treatment Process

If you believe Invisalign Teen might be the right fit for your child, we encourage you to make an appointment with Dr. Lauren Cai. She will evaluate each individual case and discuss if Invisalign Teen might be an ideal orthodontic treatment for your teen. We will then schedule a time to take X-rays and impressions of your teen's mouth to insure that the aligners will fit perfectly. Our Longview & Vancouver, WA orthodontist will discuss how these clear aligners will move the teeth to their perfect location.

Invisalign Teen aligners

Once the treatment plan that Dr. Cai prepares is set, a lab will create a sets of clear aligners that is made specifically for your teen's teeth. To make it easier to remember, the Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot on the side that changes color to show when they are worn out and ready to be changed. We recommend that the aligners be switched out every two weeks in order to effectively move teeth.

Throughout the treatment, your teen will need to return to our Vancouver or Longview office locations about every six weeks to check progress. It is important the aligners are worn at least 20-22 hours a day, taking them out only to eat and brush. Once treatment is complete, your teen will have the dazzling smile he or she has been dreaming of.


What Are The Advantages Of Using Invisalign Teen?

Our orthodontic patients in the Vancouver and Longview areas love that they can get their teeth straightened without the use of metal brackets and wires. Some of the great advantages of our Invisalign Teen treatment are:

  • Teens can feel more confident when they smile especially when it comes to special occasions like prom and summer pool parties.
  • Aligners are customized to fit your teen's teeth, which makes them more comfortable to wear.
  • The clear aligners can be taken out when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, so there are no food limitations.
  • It can alleviate issues such as bite problems, mouth sores, and speaking/chewing difficulties.
  • It requires fewer orthodontic visits than traditional braces.

Call Your Longview & Vancouver Invisalign Teen Experts Today!

If your teen is looking to improve his or her smile, please don't hesitate to contact us. We have two convenient offices located in Longview and Vancouver, WA. You are more than welcome to come visit us or give us a call. Our Longview office phone number is  (360) 425-8210 and our Vancouver office phone number is (360) 882-5090. We can't wait to begin fashioning your perfect smile!