Invisalign For Teens

Being a teenager comes with a rollercoaster of life changes. From puberty to new social environments, teens can be more self-conscious of how they look to their peers. If your teen has a dental condition they are embarrassed about and are afraid of how braces would look, Invisalign is a great option.


Made with specially designed plastic, SmartTrack Invisalign is more comfortable than metal braces. This material is exclusive to Invisalign and designed to create a comfortable treatment process. Invisalign aligners are also practically invisible and removable, so your teen won’t have to worry about getting food stuck in braces or broken wires and brackets poking them in the mouth. Any discomfort experienced, is simply the body adjusting to the treatment. You can read more about if Invisalign hurts and when to be concerned here:

If you feel like your teenager is mature enough to keep up with wearing their aligners for the time prescribed (typically 20-22 hours a day), then Invisalign is an option you should consider!


Traditional braces come with the risk of broken wires and frequent checkups for adjustments. With Invisalign, new trays of aligners are sent every 1-2 weeks. This means fewer visits to the orthodontist without sacrificing the speed of progression. Your active teen won’t have to miss as many football practices, theater rehearsals, or debate team meetings to get a smile that gives them confidence.

This also means fewer visit fees. Northern Virginia Orthodontics already has 23% fewer treatment fees compared to the national average of other practices, so you won’t have to break the bank on Invisalign. You can learn more about our financial plans here:


Since Invisalign is a clear aligner, it will be impossible to tell that your teenager is wearing them for important events. They will have the confidence on picture day and at prom to smile more and worry less about braces showing up. Performers can confidently smile big enough on stage so that the back row can see it!

Athletic teens won’t have to worry about getting a mouth injury from braces while playing outside or competing. The smooth nature of Invisalign aligners removes the risk of friction and jabs, especially during high-contact sports and musical performances for those who play wood or brass instruments.


With Invisalign’s 3D computer imaging technology, many conditions can be treated such as:

  1.     Crowding
  2.     Spacing
  3.     Crossbite
  4.     Overbite
  5.     Underbite
  6.     Other issues that cause your teen anxiety over their teeth

When you arrive at your free smile consultation, your teen will have a scan that analyzes the condition of their teeth and provides an after-treatment image so they can see what they will look like at the end of the process. Then, the doctor and treatment coordinator will discuss your plan and how to proceed. In about 4 weeks after the scan, your custom aligners will arrive. New aligners will arrive every 1-2 weeks after that. Once the process is complete, a custom Vivera retainer, which is 30% stronger than other retainers, will be provided. These resilient retainers are intended to last a lifetime.


If your teen’s oral issues are minor and don’t require intensive treatment, then Nightlign by NVOTM may be prescribed by your doctor. This is essentially the same process as regular Invisalign, but it is intended for teens and adults whose conditions can be treated in a shorter amount of time. Perhaps your teen’s teeth are not 100% aligned, but they don’t have something that takes longer to fix like an underbite. Nightlign by NVOTM aligners are worn for 12-14 hours a day. This can be done after school once they are comfortable in their pajamas and are relaxing before bed. Nightlign is intended to wear during sleep so that those with minor conditions don’t have to deal with the hassle of daytime wear.

If this is something you are interested in, you can get more information here: and be sure to mention it during your smile consultation.


The renowned doctors at Northern Virginia Orthodontics have successfully treated the most Invisalign cases in the nation and NVO is ranked as the #1 Invisalign provider in North America. They have extensive experience treating cases that range in severity from mild to complex malocclusions. They believe in putting the patient first and creating a confidence-boosting smile that will last a lifetime.

With four locations in the DC metro area and availability for virtual appointments, NVO is ready to serve you no matter where you are.


Invisalign is a safe and convenient option for teenagers and their busy lives. If you and your teen are ready to take the next step in getting quality care and achieving the smile of their dreams, schedule a free smile consultation. You can do so online here: or by calling (703) 327-1718.

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