Invisalign® Teen

While wearing braces is a normal part of almost every teen’s life, many still dislike the idea of wearing metal brackets, bands, and wires. What if your teen could straighten his or her teeth inconspicuously? With Invisalign Teen at Roy Orthodontics, it is possible! This innovative system straightens teeth discreetly using a series of removable, clear plastic trays. In fact, Invisalign is so unnoticeable, most people will never know your teen is undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How Does Invisalign Teen Work?

The key to straightening teeth effectively is gentle pressure. While traditional braces accomplish this with brackets and wires, Invisalign achieves it with custom-made aligner trays. By assessing your teen’s teeth, Dr. Carl Roy will be able to map out a personalized treatment plan. He will then take impressions, and send them to a specialized dental lab. A skilled lab technician will use the impressions (and the notes from Dr. Roy) to fabricate several trays.

Each set of aligners will be worn for approximately two weeks before switching them out for the next one in the series. The small discrepancies in the trays will nudge the teeth into their desired positions safely and effectively over time. Typically, Invisalign treatment takes about 18 to 24 months – the same amount of time as traditional braces. However, this can vary for each patient, depending on the specific case.

Invisalign vs Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen is quite similar to standard Invisalign, which is a popular choice among our adult patients. However, we understand that teens often have unique orthodontic needs. That is why Invisalign Teen includes exclusive features, including:

  • Additional space: Many young patients still have teeth that are growing. These cases require a little extra space for erupting molars so that alignment can be addressed efficiently.
  • Effective root movement: Invisalign Teen uses specialized power ridges to help guide the roots of the teeth into their proper positions.
  • Complimentary tray replacements: Teens are busy. Between school, athletic events, and extra-curricular activities, things are bound to become lost every now and then. Invisalign Teen offers up to six replacement trays, free of charge.
  • Usage indicators: Invisalign Teen only works if the treatment guidelines are followed. The aligners include tiny indicator dots that let the orthodontist know if they are being worn enough.

Who is a Candidate?

Young patients with mild to moderate cases of malocclusion are excellent candidates for Invisalign Teen. This system is incredibly effective for moving teeth. However, it does not address severe orthodontic conditions or skeletal issues. Therefore, if your teen has a complex case, traditional orthodontics may yield more effective and successful long-term results.

Benefits of Invisalign Teen

Qualifying patients enjoy numerous advantages when undergoing treatment with Invisalign Teen. Because the custom aligners are removable, there are zero food restrictions. Therefore, your teen will be able to eat his or her favorite foods while undergoing treatment, without the worry of broken brackets or wires. They will also be able to brush and floss easily, as there is no need for specialized brushes or floss threaders. They can even remove their aligners for school photos, dances, parties, and more. (Just be sure this does not become a habit. Trays must be worn 22 hours a day for optimal results.)

Contact Us to Learn More

To learn more about Invisalign Teen, or any other orthodontic option, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roy. To reach a team member, contact our Virginia Beach or Chesapeake offices today.

Dr. Carl Roy Meet Dr Roy
My sincere thanks to Dr. Roy and his team for showing me the way! My baby teeth had to be crowned for years since 2 of my adult teeth never came in. This was just one piece of the puzzle that needed figuring out. I’m proud of my smile and it shows every time I meet someone!Liz

Roy Orthodontics Locations

Virginia Beach Location

4388 Holland Rd
Ste. 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 471-2900  

Chesapeake Location

684 Battlefield Blvd. N
Ste. B
Chesapeake, VA 23320
(757) 549-1115

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Kathy Knopp
Kathy Knopp
00:56 10 May 18
Great orthodontist with great results. I know I can be frustrating to deal with but Dr Roy hung in there. Thank you Dr Roy
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
Sherrilyn Olds-Cage
11:13 09 May 18
My teenage daughter and I are in treatment. We love the care and the progress we are receiving from Dr. Roy. Everyone there is kind and knowledgeable. They are going far beyond the expected to give us top-knotch service.
gabrielle hopkins
gabrielle hopkins
16:25 08 May 18
Dr. Roy and his team has been nothing short of a blessing to me. I was stationed in Virginia four years ago, I came to Dr. Roy with braces from another Orthodontist, instead of pushing me away like most doctors due to not wanting to finish another's work he was more than welcoming. Due to after care with retainers I wasnt as diligent as I should to wear them often Dr. Roy and staff always made me feel wanted and warm to start the process over. Many days I didn't want to smile, his team always brought cheer. I was actually refereed to him by someone else and I shared the candor and referred someone also. I said to myself " does anyone here have a bad day, everyone is literally always smiling". It saddens me a bit to have my braces off because I wont see their smiling faces monthly. But, if you want fair over the top treatment, Dr. Roy and staff will ensure 5 star treatment. They are truly a blessing, I wish I could give more than 5 stars.
Colman Elis
Colman Elis
13:59 02 May 18
They were always super friendly and they always knew who you were when you walked in. Everytime I was there they were fast and I'm very happy with the outcome of my teeth.
Jorene Delacruz
Jorene Delacruz
15:07 27 Mar 18
Dr. Roy & his staff are more than wonderful. I would recommend this practice 10x if I could. They are amazing at what they do, especially Dr. Roy for understanding my past situation with my teeth. I’m so grateful & happy to have been a patient here for many years. The staff knows what they’re doing and is always so nice. I can’t thank you guys enough for dealing with my crazy teeth!
Tanya Barclift
Tanya Barclift
02:49 28 Feb 18
My son was need of palate expanders and braces and Dr. Roy and his staff have been such a blessing to us! He was only 8 years of age when this was all needed and they treated him with such professionalism and ease! Dr. Roy has such a love and compassion for his patients and families! What could have been a nightmare for my son was actually the exact opposite because of his expertise in this field. Karen, Sandy and the whole office staff is amazing!!! I would highly recommend this practice who is need of their services! Thank you Dr. Roy and staff for helping our son! May God continue to bless your wonderful practice and employees!!
04:50 24 Feb 18
Everyone was so welcoming and polite. They made me very comfortable which made me want to keep coming back. I love how they put their patients first, and they do everything they can to make sure their patients’ teeth are perfect👌🏾.
Jay Wang
Jay Wang
22:04 01 Feb 18
Dr. Roy and his team took great care of my son’s teeth. They are efficient, professional and knowledgeable. Everyone has been friendly and helpful. They fixed my niece’s braces for free during her visit!
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
Samantha Simmons-Conaway
16:09 09 Jan 18
Wonderful staff. Everything was always explained thoroughly and I felt comfortableAs an older adult I had lots of trepidation about doing braces but they made process clear and I always looked forward to my visitsHighly recommend this practice. Special kudos to Tracy who is a wonderful tech and a great person
Heather Ham
Heather Ham
16:41 15 Dec 17
Dr Roy and his staff have provided Orthodontic care for both of my children. The best thing I can say about Dr Roy is he always puts the needs of the child and their long term orthodontic care first. It isn’t just about putting braces on your kids to have straight teeth for pictures it is about treating them at the appropriate age so that the care they receive is appropriate and will last them into adulthood and more importantly won’t have to be repeated when they finish growing. As a parent it was so refreshing to deal with a practice as practical and professional as Roy Orthodontics. I recommend them to anyone seeking orthodontics for their children.
Sheila Field
Sheila Field
17:12 04 Dec 17
I am thrilled with my results from Roy Orthodontics. I am happy to say that my jaw is pain free for the first time in years. My joint popped, cracked and hurt after I had braces as a teenager. Now, I not only look good but I feel good too. Thank you Dr. Roy and your amazing staff for investing your time in being the best. This team of experts will certainly give you a reason to smile!
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