Dr. Scott R. Allen, D.D.S., F.R.C.D.(C)
1366 Clyde Ave #4
Ottawa, ON K2C 3Z4

Tel. (613) 228-4000
Fax (613) 822-4827
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Why Invisalign Teen is the Right Choice for You


To many teens, image is everything. At an age where image is so important, metal brackets and wires do not sound like the next hot thing. The good news is that there is an alternative to traditional braces that makes it possible to straighten your teeth without all the metal.  Allen Orthodontics is proud to introduce Invisalign Teen, a revolutionary system that gives teens a whole new way of wearing braces for a "clearly" amazing smile, to our patients in Ottawa, ON!

What is Invisalign Teen? It is the perfect alternative to traditional metal braces for teens undergoing orthodontic treatment in Ottawa, ON. This is because it is a completely clear system that utilizes only plastic parts, making it both more visually pleasing and more comfortable. No one can tell you’re wearing it but you! The Invisalign Teen system uses a series of aligners to apply gentle pressure to the teeth to push them into a better position. The aligners are completely removable as well, unlike other kinds of braces in Ottawa, ON. This means that teens can take them out to brush and floss and to eat and drink, making hygiene a non-issue, and “braces diets” a thing of the past. Invisalign Teen works just as effectively as traditional metal, or any other kind of braces, and in the same amount of time or less. This is another benefit to teens, as it can suit almost every case!

How does Invisalign Teen near Ottawa, ON work? Dr. Allen says it works remarkably effectively for teens because of a few special characteristics tailored specifically to the teenage lifestyle. For instance, Invisalign Teen is designed with compliance indicators that fade from dark to light during the two-week period over which that particular tray is used. Once the indicator has faded, teens know to change trays. And, each aligner comes with up to six free individual replacement aligners in case the original aligner ends up lost or broken, which is another big benefit for teens, who have busy schedules and tend to forget or misplace their aligners. Plus, Invisalign Teen will never get in the way of participating in day to day activities. Simply remove the aligners when playing instruments or sports, and you’re ready to go!

For Invisalign Teen to be the most effective, Allen Orthodontics recommends following these few guidelines:

  1. Wear each set of aligners for the correct amount of time as instructed by Dr. Allen (typically about two weeks)
  2. Remove the aligners only to eat, drink, brush and floss
  3. Wear the clear aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day, meaning they must be worn when sleeping as well
  4. Visit Allen Orthodontics every 8-10 weeks for an orthodontic check-up
  5. See your dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings to make sure your hygiene and oral health is staying as spotless as possible

So how do you get Invisalign Teen for your case? Simple - By scheduling an appointment with Allen Orthodontics. Dr. Allen will meet with you to custom shape and design your own Invisalign aligners and get your treatment underway. Once they are ready, you can begin your treatment. Don’t stop living your life just because you need orthodontics. Be a teen! With Invisalign Teen in Ottawa, ON. Contact us to learn more.