Invisalign For Teens: An Overview

Braces have always been considered a rite of passage, and brackets, wires, and rubber bands were common occurrences during the tricky adolescent years. However, Invisalign Teen changed the game for many teens who desired straighter teeth.

How Does Invisalign For Teens Work?

Invisalign for Teens is an orthodontic treatment that uses clear, removable aligners to straighten teeth. The aligners are made of a smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible when worn. Invisalign for Teens is ideal for adolescents who are unhappy with their smiles but don’t want traditional metal braces.

Aligners are worn for a minimum of 22 hours daily, and you will progress to the next set of aligners every week, depending on Dr. Baum’s or Dr. Blanck’s recommendation. A benefit of Invisalign Teen is that the aligners come with a blue dot, known as a compliance indicator, in the back, which fades with wear. This serves as a way of checking to ensure consistent wear. Gradually, through the progression of aligners, the teeth move into their correct positions.

Is Invisalign Teen Right For You?

Our team understands that a more subtle option may be preferred for those milestone years of yearbook photos and school dances. Invisalign Teen is an excellent option for self-conscious teens who want to straighten their teeth without conspicuous metal braces. Invisalign Teen is also a perfect choice for active teens who participate in sports or other activities that traditional braces could hinder.

We also understand how important it is that you work with an orthodontist that takes time to fully understand your needs and goals and is an expert in creating customized treatment plans. Our own Dr. Baum worked as an investigational doctor for Invisalign Teen during its development and research stages. He was also the initial Invisalign Teen provider in our area, including the entire state of Connecticut. If you are considering Invisalign Teen, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced orthodontists at one of our convenient locations in Newtown or Monroe, CT. If you can’t make it into one of our offices, Baum Braces also offers virtual consultations!

Baum Braces is proud to be recognized as a Diamond Provider of Invisalign. Although all Invisalign providers are trained and certified, very few receive the status of Diamond Provider. Diamond status means our orthodontics team is in the top 1% of all Invisalign providers in the country. This puts our skill and experience at a level you can feel confident about.

Benefits Of Invisalign For Teens

Aside from the obvious and important benefit of a full correction, Invisalign for teens has many other advantages, including:


Invisalign Teen’s clear aligners are virtually invisible, so your teen can straighten their teeth without anyone knowing they’re undergoing treatment.


The smooth, comfortable material of Invisalign Teen’s aligners is gentle on the gums and cheeks, with no sharp edges.


Invisalign Teen’s aligners can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, so there are no food restrictions, and oral hygiene is easier to maintain. This is especially beneficial if your teen plays contact sports such as football, wrestling, or hockey/field hockey. They can remove their trays during practice and games and store them in the provided container. It’s important to replace them as soon as possible to ensure they are meeting the required daily treatment times.