Orthodontic Treatment Designed for a Teenager's Needs

A straight, healthy smile is an important part of helping your teen build confidence and reducing their risk of cavities and gum disease. A recent study released by Invisalign® found that 75 percent of those patients who straightened their teeth felt that orthodontics had a positive impact on their lives. At Astoria Dental Group, Dr. Carmen Every-Degel can help your teen correct spacing, crowding, or alignment issues with Invisalign® Teen.

Designed with your teen in mind, this adapted version of Invisalign is equipped with special features that are tailored to the ever-changing needs of your child. As Invisalign requires fewer visits to our Queens, NY, office than traditional braces, your child can continue to prioritize their schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and social life during their treatment. 

Creating the Trays

At our Queen area practice, Invisalign® dentist Dr. Carmen Every-Degel is one of the country’s top Invisalign® Certified Dentists.  In this clip, Dr. Every explains how the Invisalign® trays are created.

Is Invisalign Right for
Your Teen? 

One of the major benefits of Invisalign is its removability. However, in order for treatment to be effective, aligners must be worn for a minimum of 22 hours each day. When considering Invisalign, it is important to factor your teen's level of commitment to the treatment. Failing to wear aligners can result in ineffective results, a longer treatment timeline, or a completely redesigned treatment plan. 

Invisalign aligner
Invisalign Teen is adapted to the specific needs of a teenager's oral health so that they can enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of inconspicuous orthodontic treatment. 

Invisalign Teen vs. Traditional Invisalign 

Invisalign Teen works just as efficiently and effectively as traditional Invisalign for adults. However, the treatment is designed with a few special features to suit the active lifestyle of your teen. These include: 

  • Blue compliance indicators: These markings transition from blue to clear as your teen wears his or her aligners, allowing you to visually confirm that they are wearing their trays as needed. 
  • Eruption tabs: Invisalign Teen is outfitted with spaces for your teen's ever-changing smile. This allows your teen to begin treatment while they are still waiting for permanent teeth to grow. The spacers also guide growing teeth into their proper positioning. 

Similarly to traditional Invisalign, teen treatment can help your youth achieve a straighter smile in approximately 12 months. 

Dramatic Results

As an actor, Dominick's appearance is very important. In this clip, Dominick talks about why he decided to get Invisalign® and how Invisalign® allows him to improve his smile while still going on casting calls. What does he think of it? He simply says, "it's fantastic!"

Why Choose Invisalign for Your Teen

Achieving a straighter smile can not only help your teen build self-confidence but can also reduce their risk of cavities and boost their oral health. With Invisalign, your teen can enjoy: 

  • Improved comfort: While traditional braces are susceptible to broken brackets, Invisalign aligners are made with smooth, BPA-free SmartTrack™plastic. The trays fit snugly and comfortably without the risk of gum and cheek irritation, especially for teens who play contact sports. 
  • Flexible diet: While certain, crunchy foods can break brackets, Invisalign trays can be removed for eating so that your teenager can enjoy their favorite foods with friends. 
  • Improved oral hygiene: Due to the obstructive metal and brackets, traditional braces can make it hard for your teen to access many areas of their teeth when brushing and flossing. Aligners are removable and allow them to maintain thorough oral hygiene throughout treatment. 
  • Fewer office visits: While you will still have to visit our office periodically to evaluate your teen's progress, Invisalign requires fewer in-office visits than traditional braces. This allows your teen to keep their school and extracurricular schedule without worrying about missing important appointments.
  • Heightened self-esteem: Braces can make teens feel self-conscious while smiling in photos. However, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible and allow your teen to continue to enjoy a natural-looking smile. 

Thanks to the plentiful benefits offered by Invisalign Teen, convincing your teeth to undergo orthodontic treatment may be simpler than ever before. 

Bring Your Child in for an Evaluation

We believe that patients of all ages should have access to a smile that looks and feels healthy. To assist you with financing your treatment, we accept checks, credit cards, and work with third-party financial groups including CareCredit® and LendingClub®. Call our office at (718) 278-1123 or send us an online message to schedule your appointment. 

Doctors Carmen Every-Degel and Clifford Degel

Astoria Dental Group

Our doctors are widely recognized for their contributions to the field of dentistry. They are members of various prestigious organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry 
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry 
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists 
  • American Dental Association

If you are ready to transform your smile with Astoria Dental Group, request a consultation online or call us in Queens at (718) 278-1123.


“The office staff, as always were polite, friendly, and professional. The hygenist was professional and did a great job with my cleaning. Thank you very much!” Michael M.

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