Closeup of a blonde teenager with braces on one side and Invisalign on the other as a comparison

Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

July 11, 2022 6:51 pm

Depending on their misalignment and level of responsibility, your teenager may be a candidate for several different modern orthodontic options, including the ultra popular Invisalign® clear aligner therapy. Here are some of the benefits of Invisalign for teens:

Subtle Appearance

Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, there’s one major thing about Invisalign that everyone loves: its discreet appearance. Hinted at in its own name, Invisalign uses trays that are made of smooth, clear plastic so when you put them over your teeth, they are pretty close to invisible. That’s a big difference compared to conventional braces, which use a system of brackets and wires that stand out distinctly from your teeth. If your teen worries and stresses about their appearance, Invisalign may help alleviate some of that during their orthodontic treatment with its inconspicuous materials.


Invisalign trays aren’t just clear; they’re also completely removable. While we recommend wearing them for at least 20-22 hours a day to avoid prolonging treatment, this feature is helpful for teens who don’t want to make huge changes to their diet or oral hygiene routine. They will remove their trays to eat and drink anything other than water and to clean their teeth, then put them back. In some ways, your teen may feel this is less restrictive than braces that stay on their teeth the entire time. However, it also comes with added responsibility. For example, they must: keep track of their trays; properly clean them; have clean teeth before putting their trays back in; and wear them as prescribed.

Schedule a Consultation!

Does your teen want to straighten their smile? Schedule an orthodontic consultation at Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics in Lytle, TX! In addition to metal braces, we offer Invisalign aligner therapy. At their in-person consultation, we can help your teen decide the right option for their smile.

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