(818) 980-5300 5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
Valley Village, CA   91607

Advantages of Invisalign Teen

It is not uncommon for teenagers to need orthodontic correction to help achieve a beautiful smile that can last a lifetime. However, many teens are hesitant to have treatment because of the embarrassment and hassles associated with traditional braces. Invisalign Teen offers a way for young people to improve their smiles but maintain their self-confidence during treatment.

Invisalign Teen involves wearing customized aligners made of clear plastic that fit snugly over the teeth. The aligners are removable for eating, cleaning, and even for special occasions. Treatment is most successful and quick if teens wear the aligners most of the time except for eating, hygiene, or playing sports.

This type of orthodontic treatment corrects many common issues, including crooked teeth, spacing problems, overcrowding, and bite issues. Every two weeks or so, the patient will progress to a new aligner in the series of trays custom-made for that particular treatment plan. Visits to the orthodontist are needed less frequently than with traditional braces.

Invisalign Teen offers a variety of benefits for patients. These include:

  • The lightweight, clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible so that others often don’t even notice them.
  • Dental hygiene tasks are easy since the aligners are removable, allowing normal brushing and flossing techniques.
  • Mouth irritation seldom occurs with the comfortable aligners as compared to annoying metal wires and brackets.
  • Emergency orthodontic visits are not necessary for broken appliances.
  • Average treatment time with Invisalign is usually 18 months or less.
  • Invisalign Teen aligners even come with convenient markings to help patients know when it’s time to change to the next set of aligners in the treatment series.

Invisalign teen dentist in Sherman Oaks CA

Invisalign: Straightening Teeth Without Braces

Having straight teeth is a goal from young people through mature adults, and achieving a great smile without having to wear braces is a wonderful benefit. Awkward moments of a mouth full of metal, food particles stuck in your smile, and painful wires poking your cheeks are all erased. How do you make this happen? The answer is Invisalign.

Invisalign is an orthodontic solution that involves wearing a series of clear plastic aligners that fit right onto your teeth, and move them using slow pressure. They are nearly invisible and can be removed at any time, allowing you to follow your usual eating and hygiene routines.

The first step is taking impressions of your teeth and making a digital 3-D image so that an exact treatment plan can be created. You will be able to see how your teeth should look at each treatment stage. Your customized aligners will be made in a lab so that they fit comfortably yet do their job.

You will need to wear your aligners during the day and while you sleep, but remove them for eating and hygiene. You can even remove them for special occasions, as long as you strive to wear the aligners 22 hours each day. Roughly every two weeks, you will change to a new set of aligners that will advance you to the next stage of treatment. You will see your dentist about every six weeks for checkups.

Invisalign treatment lasts about a year for adults and about two years for teens. Your progress will be visible throughout treatment, motivating you to continue wearing them to transform your smile. Once your treatment is complete, you’ll have beautiful straight teeth and very few complaints about your orthodontic experience.



Invisalign dentist in Sherman Oaks CA

Mehdi Fotovat, D.D.S.


5445 Laurel Canyon Blvd.

Valley Village, CA 91607

(818) 980-5300

Our practice is conveniently located on Laurel Canyon Blvd. between Burbank Blvd. and Chandler Blvd. in Valley Village. Free parking is available behind the building.

Our Hours

Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:20)

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-1:30)

Thursday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm (closed for lunch 12-12:30)