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  • What is Invisalign Teen and how does it work?

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    Invisalign takes a different approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of clear aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place.  You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every 10-14 days, until your treatment is complete.

    Developed in collaboration with leading orthodontists who understand the physiology of tooth movement as well as the treatment demands of teenagers, Invisalign Teen combines the benefits of the Invisalign system with new teen specific features.  These features include: ABlue Dot Wear Indicator that fades when the aligner becomes worn and is ready to be changed; Eruption Tabs to accommodate the growth of second molars; and other features to address clinical needs common to teens.

    Dr Reagin has vast experience with Invisalign as a tool to move teeth,  and once he determines that you are a good Invisalign candidate your teeth are scanned with our state of the art Itero scanner.  Itero 3D technology is used to create a digital model of your teeth and with this technology the old yucky impressions become completely obsolete.  Once the digital model is uploaded Dr Reagin uses his orthodontic knowledge to create a custom tooth movement plan to give you the best and most efficient treatment result.   Then the aligners are fabricated to mimic the movement Dr Reagin has designed and shipped to our office.    After initial placement and fit of the aligners you will visit our office approximately every 10 weeks.  Don’t worry we can and often do work your appointment intervals around college schedules, work trips and vacations!   Dr Reagin’s knowledge, combined with invisalign as a tool to move your teeth, allows you to achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life.

    Additional benefits of Invisalign: office visits every 10 weeks so you miss less work and school, no emergency broken brackets or poking wires, the ability to floss and brush without braces, and the ability to eat what you want, barely noticeable, great treatment results when used by a well educated clinician such as Dr Reagin.

    Dr. Reagin is the only Premier provider of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen in Summerville and he can determine if Invisalign Teen is the right orthodontic treatment for you or your child.  To schedule your complimentary consultation call our office at 843-871-4411.