Invisalign® Teen in Waterford, MI

Say Good-Bye to Metal Braces

Does your teenager dream of having a straight, strong, and healthy smile without bearing the embarrassment and discomfort of metal braces? Using the predictable and innovative SmartTrack® material that’s custom-fit to your teen’s smile and virtually invisible, Invisalign Teen can help straighten their teeth with ease. For your young adult, that means a more comfortable and faster treatment that doesn’t make them feel self-conscious throughout the process.

Clear aligners have become a preferred method of straightening smiles, especially for teenagers. They allow them to live their life on their own terms, but with Invisalign Teen, you, as a parent, can keep track of their treatment progress. If you’re a Michigan resident of Shelby, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, or the surrounding areas seeking a comfortable and discreet alternative to braces for your teen, Teen Invisalign® may be the dental alignment solution you’ve been looking for.

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Live without Restrictions

Invisalign provides confidence for your young adult. Everything about our virtually-invisible treatment is designed to provide them with an incredible experience. From the technology we use to customize each treatment to our comfortable clear aligners, Invisalign Teen helps them smile with pride.

Invisalign are easy-to-use, removable clear aligners that are custom-made for increased comfort. Invisalign aligners work by gradually shifting your teeth into the correct alignment through a set of these aligners. Invisalign Teen makes your child’s smile healthier and more beautiful without the hassle and inconvenience of metal braces and has a variety of benefits.

Tough Cases Welcomed

Invisalign can fix a variety of dental problems, including:


When the upper teeth close over the lower teeth.


when the lower teeth close over the upper teeth.


when the jaws don’t line up.

Gap Teeth

when there are large spaces between teeth.

Open Bite

when the top and bottom teeth don’t meet.

Crowded Teeth

when there isn’t enough room to fit all of your teeth naturally.

A Predictable Treatment Plan

Using an iTero Element® scanner, Dr. Sheehan will create a 3D digital image of your teenager’s teeth. This allows us to personalize each set of aligners to accurately predict the results you and your teen desire. Each set of Invisalign trays will fit uniquely to their smile as we individually trim them to improve their look and feel.

As a parent, you’ll be able to see what your child’s smile will ultimately look like before the process begins. The Invisalign Teen system not only tracks results over time but also shows us what these results will look like in advance.

Greater Comfort, Greater Freedom

Unlike traditional metal wires and brackets, Invisalign clear aligners are easy to remove. If your son or daughter has football practice, a movie date with popcorn, or pictures at prom night, they can take out their aligners to avoid the risk of damaging or losing them.

Since your teenager can remove their clear aligners whenever they please, you should ensure they still wear them for at least 20 to 22 hours each day for optimal results. Each smile is unique and the overall treatment time will vary, but the average length of an Invisalign treatment is 12 to 18 months.

To track their progress, the Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot indicator that makes it easy to see if they’re wearing them for the recommended amount of time. If they’re consistently wearing the aligners, the blue dot will gradually fade until it’s time for their new set.

More Convenience, Fewer Appointments

Without the risk of detached brackets or broken wires as with braces, your child won’t need to worry about sudden emergency appointments. That means less time at the dentist and more time enjoying their teen years.

Dr. Sheehan will want to see your teen every six to eight weeks to check up on their progress and make any necessary adjustments to your treatment plan. During these visits, they’ll also be given their new batch of aligners.

Once they begin wearing a new set, your teen will feel slight pressure at first because their teeth will start to move to their desired spaces. After just a few days, the pressure will diminish and they’ll notice the transformation of their smile.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should you wear your Invisalign aligners?

Your Invisalign aligners are designed to be worn for up to 22 hours a day. The only time it is recommended to remove them is for eating, drinking, and regular oral hygiene maintenance like brushing and flossing.

What can I eat and drink while wearing Invisalign?

While wearing your Invisalign aligners, you can eat all of your favorite foods and drink whatever you’d like. Remove them for each snack or meal and brush your teeth before putting them back on. These beverages may include cranberry or dark-colored juices, teas, and more.

Request an Appointment Today

At Oakland Family Dental, we pride ourselves in the smiles of our Michigan patients of Shelby, Bloomfield Hills, Rochester, or the surrounding areas. Dr. Sheehan is dedicated to working with you to find the dental alignment solution that meets your needs. If you would like to learn more about Invisalign® or any of our other treatments, please call us at (248) 674-0384 or fill out our convenient contact form at the top of this page.