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Invisalign and Invisalign Teen

Invisalign in Newport Beach, CA

The road to straighter teeth is not always paved with metal! Our practice proudly provides many orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen, to the Newport Beach surrounding areas. While metal braces are the most commonly known, the Invisalign system delivers a more discreet, comfortable orthodontic experience. At Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, Dr. William Waite wants individuals to receive the orthodontic treatment needed to achieve a more optimized dental alignment.

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What is invisalign?

Invisalign is a patented technology designed to straighten teeth without braces. Like traditional metal braces, Invisalign moves teeth in small steps over time. The Invisalign system utilizes advanced 3D computer graphics technology that works in tandem with the science of orthodontics.

If you’re a parent considering starting Invisalign treatment for your teen, you might wonder: 

  • What is Invisalign Teen?
  • How is it different from Invisalign for adults?

Most understand that the adolescence to teenage years is a period of rapid growth and development. To keep up with the demand of biology, Align Technology created Invisalign Teen. This system is similar to traditional clear aligner therapy but has one significant difference: a barely noticeable dot on each aligner. Unlike Invisalign for adults, Invisalign Teen aligners have a tiny dot on the back of the tray that changes from blue to clear depending on how often the teen wears his or her aligners. Consequently, the more compliant the teen is, the more readily the color will change to clear. It’s a method of measuring compliance for the orthodontist, parent, and wearer.

The Benefits Of The Invisalign System

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are advanced orthodontic treatments that offer a modern, subtle way to straighten teeth. This innovative clear aligner system has many benefits over traditional braces, such as being virtually invisible and more comfortable.

With Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, the aligners are made of soft plastic material, which is custom fit to fit your teeth comfortably. Additionally, because they are removable, you can enjoy the foods you love while continuing progress with treatment.

Generally, the treatment process requires fewer office visits than other types of orthodontic treatment, making it convenient and hassle-free. Overall, Invisalign is a modern solution to having a straighter smile without committing to traditional fixed braces.


The Importance Of Orthodontic Treatment

Invisalign can help you achieve beautifully aligned teeth without unsightly wires or colorful bands. Misaligned teeth are more challenging to clean than straight teeth and can create facial imbalances.

Aside from improving appearance, orthodontic treatment boasts life-changing results, such as lowering the risk of dental issues (like decay and gum disease) and improving the alignment and fit of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic treatments, like Invisalign, help establish an outstanding bill of oral health and can pave the way for a strong, stunning smile now and in the future.


Quality Care from Our Experienced Team

Dr. Waite is certified by Align Technology and can diagnose and treat using Invisalign. If our Newport Beach orthodontist determines you are a good candidate for Invisalign, a customized plan is created to give you a better smile.


Rather than using metal wires or brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear removable aligners to straighten teeth. The process begins with precise treatment instructions from Dr. Waite. Then, these exact instructions are translated into a patented 3D graphics technology to create a series of precision-calculated clear teeth aligners.


Generally, we encourage Invisalign patients to wear their clear aligners for at least 22 hours daily. The aligners are typically removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Bi-weekly, we provide a new, slightly modified version of your aligner to replace the previous one. Over time, the teeth will shift from their origin to the ideal position.

Is Invisalign right for you?

Whether you want to schedule a first-time visit or a follow-up appointment, our Newport Beach office is always available to answer your questions. Set up a consultation for Invisalign at Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics through our online scheduler or call (949) 644-0611.