invisalignInvisalign Teen


Are you a TEEN who…

  • Loves the thought of beautiful straight teeth – but hates the idea of metal braces?
  • Is worried that wearing braces for years will be painful and inconvenient?
  • Feel insecure, anxious or unhappy at the thought of wearing braces?
  • Figure that braces will be hard to clean and care for?
  • Fear that braces will disrupt your active lifestyle or social life?

If you’ve said yes to anything above – or the idea of painful, clunky old-fashioned metal braces makes you want to scream and run in the other direction – then don’t worry! We have a SOLUTION that will give you the beautiful straight teeth you want without braces! It’s called Invisalign Teen, and it’s designed specifically for teens like you. Keep reading to discover more…

What is Invisalign Teen? 

Invisalign Teen is a safe, proven and popular way to straighten crooked teeth using clear plastic trays called “aligners.” It’s specially designed for teens like you, who have what’s called erupting teeth (i.e. teeth that are not in yet or are partially in). Plus, Invisalign Teen has special “Power Ridges” to help with difficult tooth movements, which many teens experience.

The customized Invisalign Teen aligners are created using 3-D ultra-modern technology, which is why they’re so comfortable and painless. Plus, there are NO metal wires, NO tightening and NO brackets. Remember, these aren’t braces – they’re WAY better than braces!

How does Invisalign work? You’ll have anywhere from 12-48 aligners. It all depends on your unique needs. You’ll wear each aligner for about 2 weeks. In total, you’ll wear your Invisalign Teen aligners (the complete set) for about 6 months to a year. Compare that with having to wear metal braces for several years!

Now, all of that probably sounds great and you’re ready to DEMAND – sorry, we mean “ask” – your parents to get you started with Invisalign Teen right away. But we haven’t even told you the BEST part about Invisalign Teen yet…

Invisalign Teen: Goodbye Metal Mouth!  

What’s the #1 thing you HATE about braces? It’s the “metal mouth” comments, of course. But guess what? Invisalign Teen aligners are virtually INVISIBLE!

So go ahead and smile for the camera, at the party, or when you’re just hanging with your BFF. It’s goodbye metal mouth, hello beautifully straight teeth!

Eating and drinking with Invisalign Teen

As a teen, your life is busy (there should be a law against homework, especially on Friday!), and the last thing you want is to worry about removing your “dental equipment” when you’re eating or drinking.

But that’s another great thing about Invisalign Teen: you don’t have to remove them to eat or drink. There are no metal brackets to trap plaque and food (yuck!). And keeping your aligners clean is a breeze. So your teeth will not only get straighter, but they’ll stay clean and white, too. What more could you want?

Invisalign Teen is “Budget Friendly” 

This part is for your parents, but we thought you’d like to know just in case they try and tell you that your Invisalign Teen is costing them 10 times more than ordinary, old-fashioned metal braces (don’t be hard on them, you’ll understand these kinds of “tricks” when you have teenagers of your own!).

The truth is that Invisalign Teen costs about the same as braces (orthodontics). But as we’ve shared, unlike braces, Invisalign Teen is nearly INVISIBLE, they’re totally comfortable, there’s no metal, the aligners are removable, and they’re a breeze to clean.

Will Invisalign Teen make you Talk “Funny”? 

Some teens worry that wearing the Invisalign Teen aligners will make them talk “funny.” That’s not the case. At first, the aligners take a little getting used to – kind of like a new pair of sneakers – but once you get used to them, they’re comfortable and there are no speech problems at all.

Learn more about Invisalign at Arbutus North Dental Centre
Arbutus North Dental Centre
At Arbutus North Dental Centre, our goal is to give you the flawlessly straight “magic smile” that you’ve always dreamed of. After all, a great smile is important at school, with friends, or anywhere else that your busy teen lifestyle takes you (yes, even to that super boring wedding that your parents are forcing you to attend…sigh..).

Here at Arbutus North Dental Centre, you can count on Dr. Lockhart and our expert dental team to help you and your parents make an informed decision – one that’s best for you, your health and your smile. And just in case you’re doing some “research” for your parents, make sure to tell them that we’re also a Invisalign Premier Preferred Provider:

“Invisalign Preferred Providers have achieved a significant level of experience in treating patients with the Invisalign system. Look for this Preferred Provider 2011 designation when you go for your initial consultation.” (Source: website.)

Reserve your Free Invisalign Consultation Today

Talk to your parents about Invisalign Teen (you can show them this page, or they can read the Invisalign for adults page here).

Then, ask your parents to call us to reserve a free Invisalign Teen consultaiton to get the answers that they need. Or, if you’d like to ask us some questions about Invisalign Teen ahead of time, we’d be happy to speak with you as well.

Simply contact us, or have your parents contact us, at 604-733-3325. You can also visit s at our Kitsilano neighbourhood practice, or email us at

We look forward to seeing you soon, and helping you make your DREAM SMILE COME TRUE!