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What’s the Best Age for Invisalign Treatment? By Andrew Mortensen, DDS on August 15, 2023

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Over the years, millions of people have undergone Invisalign® treatment for crooked teeth. With Invisalign’s clear plastic aligner trays, there is no need for brackets and wires to straighten out smiles. The aligners are barely visible while you’re wearing them and custom fabricated for your mouth.

Many people contact our office in Huntington BeachCA, asking if they are the right age for Invisalign treatment. We’d like to cover these kinds of questions and expand on them so you get a better understanding of patient age and Invisalign.

There Is No “Best” Age for Invisalign

There is no “correct” age to get Invisalign. Like traditional metal braces, the system is designed to treat anyone who has crooked teeth. Therefore, both teenagers and adults can undergo Invisalign treatment, as long as it is the best treatment option for their specific situation.  

Why Teens Love Invisalign

Teens love Invisalign because they can go about their day without feeling self-conscious about their smile. You can’t even see the aligners when in place unless you’re really trying to spot them.

There’s no need for teens to change their diets either. With braces, certain foods have to be avoided, and cleaning can be a hassle. With Invisalign, just remove your aligners before meals and make sure you keep them clean and free of food particles.

Why Adults Love Invisalign

Adults love Invisalign just as much as teens, if not more.

There’s an odd stigma about adult braces, which can make some people feel self-conscious about getting orthodontic care later in life. Since Invisalign is difficult to detect, a young adult or an established professional can get the treatment they need without anyone noticing.

Invisalign will not interrupt your social life or professional life. If you’re out with friends or a partner, few people will notice you have an aligner in place. The same goes for networking events or client-facing jobs.

Can Children Get Invisalign?

The answer varies based on the nature of a child’s malocclusion, the presence of baby teeth, and the child’s age.

If your child has crooked teeth, it’s best to discuss that matter with their pediatric dentist. They’ll be able to determine the right course of action for long-term oral health and even multi-phase orthodontic treatment.

Is Invisalign Right for Me?

If you’re a teenager, a young adult, or someone in middle age, the chances are you could benefit from Invisalign treatment.

Of course, the best way to find out if Invisalign is right for you is to come by our practice in Huntington Beach for a full exam and consultation.

Discuss Invisalign with Our Team

Ready to get a straighter smile? We’re eager to help and would be happy to give you all the answers you need. Contact our Huntington Beach dental office for more information about Invisalign.

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Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Andrew G. Mortensen, DDS

Dr. Andrew Mortensen is a top-rated dentist with training from the world-famous Las Vegas Institute. His exceptional care and expertise have earned him hundreds of 5-star reviews, and he is an accredited member of the:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Orange County Dental Society 

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