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Clear Aligners for Teens
Portland, OR

Image of clear aligners at Senestraro Family Orthodontics in Portland, OR. High school and college are some of the most defining moments in a teenager’s life. Self-confidence and trust in one’s appearance play a pivotal role in personal and professional development. Many teens dread having to wear orthodontic appliances like braces, and rightly so. They seek a more discrete solution to care for their dental needs.

Enter clear aligners - the go-to alternative to traditional braces that guide teeth into correct positions without affecting a growing teen’s facial aesthetics. Clear aligners may go by brand names, including Invisalign - the most popular, and NewSmile. Clear aligners are highly effective at correcting bite problems, including overbite, open bite, crossbite, and underbite. They can also help with gaps between teeth and crowded teeth. All of these are situations that teens would like to avoid in social settings.

Benefits of Clear Invisalign for Teens

There are several benefits of clear Invisalign for teens. Unlike conventional brackets and wires, clear aligners apply direct pressure on the teeth and move them into their designated spots. More importantly, Invisalign is very discreet and removable. This would allow teens to improve their smiles without worrying about attention from their peers. It also allows teens to eat their favorite foods because clear aligners can be removed easily. Here are some of the biggest benefits of clear aligners.

Comprehensive Treatment Plan

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Seth Senestraro and [[[CLIENTEX:DOCNAME2]] to see if you’fre a candidate for Invisalign. The appointment will clear up any confusion you have about clear aligners with detailed insights about Invisalign vs. braces. If you’re a good candidate, the dentist will provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan to improve the appearance of your smile. This includes information on how long you will have to wear Invisalign and the kind of results you can expect.


It is very common for teens and younger children to feel self-conscious about their braces. However, Invisalign is less noticeable, improving your self-confidence and smile. Many parents opt for Invisalign because it relieves their children and can benefit their mental health because they no longer feel as conspicuous receiving orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign and Dental Hygiene

A major advantage of Invisalign is that it lets you stay on top of your oral hygiene. This is because Invisalign is removable, allowing you to brush your teeth twice daily, followed by flossing. However, teens with metal braces often have to put more effort into maintaining dental hygiene and a healthy smile.
As a result, many teens skip oral hygiene, resulting in stained teeth requiring further treatment. They may also be at risk of developing gum disease and cavities.

More Comfortable to Wear

Many traditional braces and wires can create sore spots inside the mouth. This is because these orthodontic appliances rub against the inside of the lips and cheeks. Invisalign does not cause this kind of irritation and friction.

If you’re looking for a top dentist near you, visit Senestraro Family Orthodontics. Our staff would love to meet you! Call us at (503) 228-1945 to schedule your appointment.
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