Revolution for Teenagers

Invisalign for Teens

So your teen has been to the orthodontist and they have been told that they need to get braces. Are they totally upset and disappointed because they don’t want to put their lives on hold due to metal braces?

Now they don’t have to be. King Orthodontics, offers Invisalign for teenagers. Invisalign Teen is the clear alternative that allows your teenager to get the perfect smile without the use of traditional metal braces. Using a series of clear, plastic aligners, the teeth are gradually moved. Invisalign for teenagers uses the same dynamic technology that is found in the traditional adult aligners.

What does an aligner look like?

The aligners are virtually invisible and resemble that of a tooth whitening tray. They are custom-made for the purpose of moving and straightening teeth. They are not easily detected when they are worn. They are similar to a contact lens on an eye. It’s like your teen is the only one that needs to know they are wearing them.

Teens lead busy lives. Let them keep it that way.

Teens (and their mouths) are always on the go it seems. Normal life doesn’t have to change because of braces. Invisalign Teen aligners are comfortable to wear and are very durable. They fit in with the busy lifestyle of a teen. They don’t need to worry about traditional braces getting in the way of extracurricular activities such as sports or band. The aligners offer very little discomfort.

They can still eat their favourite foods!

Unlike the traditional metal braces, where the patient is restricted as to what they can and cannot eat, Invisalign for teenagers virtually eliminates that rule. Because the aligners are easily removed, teens can still eat and drink whatever they would like to.

Easy oral care.

Maintaining a healthy smile is easy with Invisalign. Since the aligners are removed, dental care is simple. Brushing and flossing are easy since there are no brackets and wires to get in the way.

Benefits and advantages of wearing aligners versus metal braces.

  • Comfortable and easy to wear.
  • Clear, undetectable.
  • Oral care is easily maintained.
  • Easily snaps onto teeth.
  • Worn for two weeks, then a new set of aligners are worn.
  • Indicator so your teen knows the duration of time to wear their aligners. Typically, they wear them usually about twenty to twenty-one hours in a day for two weeks.
  • Allows for erupting or growing teeth

Would you like to know if your teenager is a candidate for Invisalign Teen? Give us a shout out at King Orthodontics. We are a leading practice that specializes in the utilization of Invisalign. Give us a call to schedule your teen’s complimentary consultation and to see if Invisalign will work to give them the healthy, perfect smile.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Revolution for Teenagers

The Physics of Invisalign

How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?

Are you embarrassed to open your mouth when you smile because your teeth are crooked? Do you place yourself in the back row in group photographs? Do you want straight teeth but can’t bear the discomfort and unsightliness of metal braces? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Invisalign dental treatment might be for you. A lot of people think that metal braces are for kids. With Invisalign, it’s never too late to have your teeth straightened and have a smile you can be proud to show off.

How Does Invisalign Work?

The Invisalign system is an alternative to traditional metal braces. Users wear a custom-designed clear, plastic tray that is fitted over the teeth to gently ease them into the correct position. Each tray is worn for two weeks and then changed.

What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?

  • The Invisalign trays snap on easily and comfortably.
  •  You can remove the trays to clean and floss your teeth.
  •  Invisalign produces the same result as conventional metal braces but without the fuss and discomfort.
  •  Invisalign trays are worn for 20 to 22 hours each day.

Invisalign trays have numerous advantages over metal braces

  • With metal braces, the user has to give up some of the foods they love, like raw carrots, corn on the cob, pretzels, popcorn as well as sticky treats like chewing gum, taffy or caramel.
  • Metal braces take a long time to straighten teeth, particularly in adults, who need to wear them for anywhere between 18 months to three years. There is also a high possibility of relapse.
  • Users of metal braces have to wear a mouth guard when taking part in sports or other activities where there is a risk of a blow to the mouth. Metal braces can also interfere with singing and playing musical instruments.

Some individuals develop a lisp or other speech defect while wearing metal braces. While this may be charming in school children, since many of their peers are in the same boat. In adults, this can be embarrassing and have unpleasant social consequences, both in and out of the work place.

Does Invisalign Work?

Invisalign works everywhere. Where ever people want straight teeth without the pain and hassle of metal braces. We at King Orthodontics have been providing quality orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults for more than sixty years. We offer both Invisalign treatment for adults and Invisalign Teen for teenagers. The Invisalign Teen system allows the removal of trays for sports, singing or playing musical instruments.
For the smile of your life, contact King Orthodontics.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

The Physics of Invisalign


Feel Fresh, Live Fresh


Words of Wisdom No.7 – Stay Fresh

There are actually various ways to stay fresh. Brushing your mouth on the prescribed frequency everyday can help remove bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Aside from brushing your teeth regularly, you could also use a mouthwash from time to time in order to freshen up your mouth. If you want to check how your mouth smells, you could lick your hand, and then smell it while it’s still wet. If it already stinks, then it’s time for you to take a sugar-free breath mint (if you’re in no place to use a mouthwash).

If you’re looking for a good mouthwash, consider those with less alcohol or are alcohol-free. Too much alcohol can actually dry up the tissues in your mouth making it more susceptible to bacteria. The more bacteria that thrive in your mouth, the more smelly it becomes. There’s also a higher risk of tooth decay especially if you happen to frequently use mouthwashes with more alcohol. Instead of making your mouth fresh, they may have an opposite effect.

If you really want to make sure that you’ve selected the best mouthwash you could use, try visiting the best dental clinic in your area. However, when it comes to misalignment issues, contact King Orthodontics right away. King Orthodontics has been in operation since 1953 and was founded by Dr. Ben King and joined by Dr. Melvin Mayerson. King Orthodontics specializes in children and adult orthodontics using the cutting edge technology in Invisalign and state of the art 3D x-ray unit for better diagnosis.

King Orthodontics is certified and qualified to perform orthodontic treatments to patients in Fairborn and Centerville. If you have problems with your smile or your overall oral health, don’t hesitate to contact King Orthodontics at Centerville or Fairborn offices.

King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324

Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

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Invisalign vs

Invisalign FAQ

Seven Invisalign FAQ’s

For people interested in receiving Invisalign treatment, there are bound to be a number of different questions and concerns that come up before you begin the process of straightening your teeth and getting the perfect smile. In this article we will discuss some of the most frequently asked questions for Invisalign wearers.

The questions:

  • What is Invisalign treatment? Invisalign is a series of clear thermoplastic aligners that are each developed from computer models of a invisalignpatient’s teeth. Invisalign treatment involves exchanging these aligners out every two weeks to gently positioned teeth into place over time. Each set of invisalign aligners is created to fit an individual patient’s treatment plan. By continuing the sequence of aligners teeth will eventually move into place just the same way that they would with braces.
  • How long does Invisalign take? The good news is that Invisalign can be a much more efficient process than traditional braces. For most adults the process takes about 12 months, the time for teens may vary and can be determined by an orthodontist. Invisalign is currently one of the most efficient processes for straightening teeth.
  • How will Invisalign affect my lifestyle? Invisalign is a minimally invasive treatment and the orthodontic appliance is completely removable unlike traditional braces. You can work to straighten your smile without having to worry about having a permanent orthodontic appliance in. This means you can eat anything that you would like to eat, take the appliance out whenever you need to and still continue treatment without having to change your lifestyle.
  • How often do I need to wear Invisalign? the aligners will need to be worn anywhere from 20 to 22 hours a day, you can take the aligners out to eat but it is recommended that you put the aligners in as often as possible as not to impede your treatment process.
  • How do I clean Invisalign aligners? there is a cleaning system available that your orthodontist can recommend for you directly from Invisalign. You can also clean your aligners by brushing them and rinsing them with lukewarm water.
  • What happens when I have finished my treatment? after a patient runs out of aligners for their treatment, final actions necessary may vary. Every patient is different but some may require a clear plastic retainer in order to make sure that their teeth do not set back into place after Invisalign has concluded.
  • How much does it cost? the national average for Invisalign treatment is around $5000. Most orthodontist can offer up payment plans and some forms of insurance will cover Invisalign treatment.

For more information on Invisalign please feel free to visit King Orthodontics in Centerville and Fairborn Ohio. We have plenty of experience in Invisalign and Invisalign Teen and offer a complementary consultations to see if this treatment option is right for you.

400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324 Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530

Invisalign FAQ