Clear aligners for teens

Clear aligners for teens in Tomball, Magnolia, and Montgomery

While your teen wants straighter teeth, they may dread getting braces. As a parent, we understand it’s one of your goals to ease their burdens — even if it’s something as simple as finding an alternative to metal braces that affect their involvement in sports or music.

Instilling confidence in your child while helping them continue life as normal becomes a bit easier with a set of clear, plastic aligners! Learn more about the clear aligner options from Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics today.

Is your teen a good fit for clear aligners?

Your teen may be a good fit for clear aligners depending on their unique dental situation. Generally, if your teen has most of their adult teeth, they’ll likely qualify for clear aligners. Clear aligners might also be an excellent fit for your teen if they’re concerned about:

  • Aesthetics: If your teenager is worried about wires and brackets because of how they’ll look — especially in pictures — then clear aligners are a discreet, convenient option that lets them continue smiling with confidence.
  • Comfort: If discomfort is a significant concern, the smooth, lightweight plastic of clear aligners is flexible enough that they won’t notice the aligner after they’ve become used to wearing them.
  • Convenience: Whether it’s a sports game, a recital or lunchtime, your teenager can easily take out their aligners for up to two hours per day without affecting treatment.

A teenager concerned about changing their bite or smile before heading off to college could also benefit from clear aligners. Since teens grow so rapidly, their teeth move quickly — that’s why treatment times are often shorter for them than for adults. Teenagers typically see results from their aligners in a few months and finish orthodontic treatment in a few short years.

How clear aligners for teens work

Clear aligners for teens work similarly to clear aligners for adults. First, we take a mold of your teenager’s mouth to create their first plastic aligner set. We make a new aligner they’ll swap out for the old one every few weeks. As we update their aligners, you’ll tangibly see how their bite has changed!

Trust Hanigan & Johnson Orthodontics for your teen’s care

We understand the desire for quality, premier care and clinical excellence when it comes to orthodontic treatment for your loved ones, especially if they’re nervous about starting their smile transformation. We’ll be with you and your teen each step of the way. It’s our sincerest desire to provide an outstanding patient experience to all of our patients. Our friendly family of professionals is ready to welcome your teen into the Hanigan & Johnson family.

Is your teen ready to begin their journey to a healthier, more confident smile? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and get started!