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Invisalign for Teens in Boulder, CO

7 Things Parents Need to Know About Invisalign for Teens

At PeakView Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, we can understand why teen patients prefer Invisalign® to other products. As a parent, we encourage you to explore this option so that your teen can gain a beautiful smile that they are confident to show off. Now is an excellent time to straighten their teeth before the teen heads off to college. Orthodontics, under your supervision, can be an effective treatment that gives them a confidence boost for the rest of their life. To find out if your teen qualifies, call (303) 578-5800 and schedule an appointment to speak with our team.

Here are seven things you should know about Invisalign® prior to visiting our office.

While minor issues such as plaque buildup or even a minor chip in the tooth may only need the services of a general dentist, there are many other issues that require specialist services. An endodontist provides treatment for:

Many people love Invisalign®. Why does this matter? Simple. If your teen enjoys their orthodontics treatment, they will be more committed to following through with it. Orthodontics is not a simple one and done visit. It is up to your teen to remember to wear their aligners, keep up with appointments and care for their teeth; this requires a level of commitment. While the same can be true for wearing traditional braces, there is a difference in how satisfied a teen can be during the process of wearing Invisalign. If you are unsure if Invisalign is the right product for your teen, schedule a consultation with our office. Since they are fully removable, patients will have to keep an eye on where they place the aligners and keeping up proper dental hygiene.

Aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours a day. Invisalign® straightens teeth with a series of clear aligners that look like full plastic retainers. These aligners are fully removable and come out when the patient is eating and brushing teeth. Since your teen can be aligner-free for several hours per day, teens can remove them for band or sports practice. The ease of removability makes it possible for teens to enjoy their normal routine without interruption. Traditional braces that remain on the teeth do not offer the same level of convenience as Invisalign® .

Ask about reduced rate for replacement aligners At PeakView Dentistry, one of the most common concerns we hear from our parents is that their teen may lose an aligner. When this happens, we can offer reduced rates on replacement aligners. We understand that even the most responsible of teens may lose an aligner from time to time. If that happens, do not worry. Give us a call and ask about replacement rates for the specific aligner that went missing. This is one reason why teens need to be responsible with Invisalign® treatment.

Less time in the dentist chair. Teens are busy. If you live in the area and are looking for a convenient solution for straightening teeth – this is it. Invisalign Teen® requires fewer trips to the dentist office than a traditional orthodontics treatment. This is because metal braces move teeth only when the wires are replaced or adjusted. This has to be done on a regular basis which can be once a month or once every two weeks – depending on your teen’s teeth. Most parents find this problematic because it means time off of school for them and work for you. When you visit our Boulder, Colorado dental office for Invisalign®, your teen will only need to come back once every four to six weeks. We will ensure that their treatment is progressing as planned but; otherwise, they can switch out their aligners at home, without our help. As a result, you will find fewer interruptions to your daily routine.

Aligners are easy to clean. Our team can show you and your teen how to clean the aligners. It is incredibly easy because they simply take them out while brushing and flossing their teeth. Using lukewarm water and a soft toothbrush, they can be cleaned. You should not use toothpaste because that can be abrasive, create scratch marks, and make them stand out. If this is not getting them clean enough, we may recommend using the Invisalign Cleaning System.

Your child can play sports. It may not sound significant, but allowing your child to play sports without braces is beyond important. Whether they play soccer, basketball, football, lacrosse, etc., sports are aggressive and can lead to mouth injuries – with or without braces. The problem is that if your teen plays with brackets on their teeth, any time that their mouth is touched, they can get a cut. Even if they are mildly and innocently hit, they could end up with a bloody lip. Things that would never cause a sports injury, can when wearing braces. At PeakView Dentistry, we highly recommend Invisalign Teen® for athletic teens because it is far safer. If they want to remove the aligners and wear a mouthguard, they can. Regardless, there will be no metal brackets to increase their risk of an injury.

Decreased cavity risk. You have probably been warning your children of cavities since they were very little. Providing them with the right toothbrush and toothpaste while scheduling dental visits has been the best way to keep them healthy to this point. Giving them Invisalign® instead of braces is the next step in that process. Any time that braces are worn, there is an increased risk for decay simply because there are more areas for plaque to develop or food to become trapped. That risk is non-existent with Invisalign® because the aligners are removed while eating and brushing teeth. This way, all you need to do is remind them to keep up with their current routine, rather than showing them how to use new tools or plan for more intensive oral hygiene. As a parent, Invisalign® can make your life easier by making it easier for them to care for their teeth.

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Dr. Kwiatkowski

Dr. Adam Kwiatkowski, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, has received multiple awards for his outstanding achievements in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He is a recipient of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists’ Pre-doctoral Student Achievement Award and a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

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Dr. Hearne

Dr. Hearne, originally from Las Vegas, was inspired to become a dentist at the age of 12 by a close family friend who was a renowned dentist. With a foundation in customer service and excellence from his early career in the hotel industry, Dr. Hearne was further inspired to become a compassionate caregiver for his patients after the passing of his younger brother to cystic fibrosis at the age of 7.

Dr. Olsen

I was born in Ogden, Utah and always knew I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After serving an LDS mission in South Africa and getting married, I studied biology at Weber State University and attended the prestigious Creighton University School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska. There, I received multiple awards for clinical excellence before settling down in St. George with my family.

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Danea Sharp

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January 29, 2024
The BEST people – not only do they care about your oral health, but they care about you. I can’t say enough good things about Dr.K and his staff. They work with my needs and listen, and also work with you financially. They have become like family to me and I’m sure you would feel the same!

Andi Voogel

5/5
January 23, 2024
I initially connected with Ashley who was extremely helpful setting up my appointments and explaining the process. Everyone was very friendly, and I appreciated the transparency about treatment billing.

Keith Jorgensen

5/5
January 4, 2024
Very nice view from the chair in the exam room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful decorated office. Very relaxing environment.

Austin Kudrna

5/5
December 30, 2023
I went in for a free consultation for some dental implants, I was a little nervous and even self conscious about my teeth and some of the problems I’ve been having. The staff there did such a wonderful job of answering questions and letting me know all my options and helped me make a plan. Very helpful, very polite and very informative, I walked out with all my questions answered.

Mack Maine954

5/5
December 30, 2023
Love Ashly she walk me thru all my steps about the inplants made me feel comfortable so now I’m ready to get this ball rolling thanks Ashly u rock 🤟🏿🤟🏿

Mr jermaine

5/5
December 29, 2023
Ashley made me feel comfortable and told me everything I needed to no about my procedure she’s the best can’t wait to have my procedure done Ashley u rock🤘🏿

thomas medina

5/5
December 14, 2023
I think everyone in the office is so willing to help. It’s amazing how they make you feel, but my favorite is Ashley.

Gina Putnam

5/5
October 8, 2023
Everyone is very professional, super friendly, and makes sure that you can achieve the aesthetics that you’re looking for within your budget. Ashley is one of the best! She’s helped both my Mom and me and made us feel very comfortable every time we’re in the office. I highly recommend this office for implants, whether it’s 1 tooth or a full mouth full! I like this place so much that I actually drive all the way from the airport area to this Boulder location!

Transform Your Teen's Smile with Invisalign

Discover the power of Dental Invisalign for teenagers. Straighten your teen’s teeth discreetly and comfortably with this innovative orthodontic treatment. Schedule a consultation today!

Transform Your Teen's Smile with Invisalign

Discover the power of Dental Invisalign for teenagers. Straighten your teen’s teeth discreetly and comfortably with this innovative orthodontic treatment. Schedule a consultation today!

What our customers say

Danea Sharp

5/5
January 29, 2024
The BEST people – not only do they care about your oral health, but they care about you. I can’t say enough good things about Dr.K and his staff. They work with my needs and listen, and also work with you financially. They have become like family to me and I’m sure you would feel the same!

Andi Voogel

5/5
January 23, 2024
I initially connected with Ashley who was extremely helpful setting up my appointments and explaining the process. Everyone was very friendly, and I appreciated the transparency about treatment billing.

Keith Jorgensen

5/5
January 4, 2024
Very nice view from the chair in the exam room. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Beautiful decorated office. Very relaxing environment.

Austin Kudrna

5/5
December 30, 2023
I went in for a free consultation for some dental implants, I was a little nervous and even self conscious about my teeth and some of the problems I’ve been having. The staff there did such a wonderful job of answering questions and letting me know all my options and helped me make a plan. Very helpful, very polite and very informative, I walked out with all my questions answered.

Mack Maine954

5/5
December 30, 2023
Love Ashly she walk me thru all my steps about the inplants made me feel comfortable so now I’m ready to get this ball rolling thanks Ashly u rock 🤟🏿🤟🏿

Mr jermaine

5/5
December 29, 2023
Ashley made me feel comfortable and told me everything I needed to no about my procedure she’s the best can’t wait to have my procedure done Ashley u rock🤘🏿