Is your teenager in need of orthodontic treatment? Is he or she feeling self-conscious about wearing metal braces? Don't fret! It's possible for your teen to be a kid while getting a beautiful, straight smile, thanks to Invisalign® Teen at our Bellevue practice. Using clear, comfortable aligners, this modern solution makes orthodontic care so easy! How so?
Better Comfort & Convenience
Virtually Invisible Treatment
Easy Maintenance for Parents
Is your teen a candidate for Invisalign® Teen?
We believe Invisalign® isn't a straight-teeth-in-a-box solution that can be universally applied. For this orthodontic treatment to work effectively, you must trust an orthodontist who has mastered the knowledge, skills, and experience to complete treatment successfully (and ensure treatment stays successful).
Bellevue orthodontist, Dr. Jeff Schur, takes this philosophy very seriously:
When you contact our office, our team will get an initial idea of your concerns and to start the preparation process for your teen's Invisalign® evaluation. We will contact your dentist for any current records and we'll verify your insurance coverage, if possible.
This evaluation appointment involves discussing your teen's concerns, goals, and desires. Dr. Schur will evaluate your teenager's bite and discuss potential approaches. We will gather proper records and submit them to Invisalign to start the virtual planning process. Your dentist and other specialists will be notified of Dr. Schur's initial findings, initiating the planning process.
The next step is a consultation appointment, where you'll go over a video of your teen's actual tooth movement plan. We can make real-time changes to the virtual treatment during this meeting. The meeting is typically conducted in the office, but Schur Orthodontics also offers remote consultations over the phone and/or computer.
Once you approve of the treatment plan, we'll order the aligners and an appointment will be scheduled to start treatment. Follow-up visits are typically set at intervals from 8-12 weeks (based on your teen's needs). At the end of treatment, a set of retainers will be delivered, and follow-up visits will be far less frequent.
"The whole team is kind, professional, and knowledgeable. It is a special place, and I never thought I'd say that about an orthodontics office. My daughter is treated with respect and care, and we're pleased with the course of treatment Dr. Schur and his team have implemented."
– Kirsten H., Actual Patient
We recommend only drinking water with the aligners in. Otherwise, foot and other liquids will pool in the aligners, causing staining and potential damage to the teeth.
Yes! The key to maintaining a good orthodontic result is the proper design of retainers and a retention plan. At Schur Orthodontics, this is done for each patient.
We invite you to read our blog, Retainers: Care and Cleaning, to get the proper care and cleaning instructions to take care of your teen's retainers.
Compliance is very crucial when committing to Invisalign® Teen at our Bellevue orthodontic office.
For optimal results, your teen must wear his/her aligners for 22 hours per day.
Invisalign® is an advanced option in orthodontic treatment, but it is merely an instrument. The key to amazing results is choosing the optimal instrument for each patient, properly designing the treatment, and, of course, your teen's commitment to wearing the aligners properly.
With these factors in mind, we're confident Invisalign® can get the results you and your teen want. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
If your teen is in need of orthodontic treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schur and he will determine if Invisalign® treatment is an appropriate option.
Invisalign® costs about the same as traditional braces; however, it depends how complex your teen's case is.
Just like every smile is unique, every budget is unique. That's why we offer convenient payment plans and accept most insurance to help make it easier for you to pursue treatment. Also, we can help optimize your FSA or HSA.
If you're worried you can't afford treatment, please talk to us. We'll work with you to help achieve your teen's smile needs without breaking the bank.
If you or your child has been told you're not a candidate for Invisalign®, that doesn't mean you cannot become one.
For example, we could start you out in braces for a limited time and then switch to Invisalign® aligners to finish out treatment. Regardless of your or your teen's situation, we can help find a solution. Our priority is to get you amazing results.
Read our blog to learn more about how we can help most patients become Invisalign® candidates.
It’s a known fact clear aligners, like Invisalign®, work – we’ve all seen the results. But how do clear aligners straighten teeth precisely?
After all, clear aligners are vastly different than traditional braces, yet they can accomplish a majority of the same results.
Read our blog where we’ll cover the basics of clear aligner technology to help you understand how aligners move teeth.
Yes, we do! We offer orthodontic services, including:
Schur Orthodontics is located in Bellevue, WA, and we're proud to serve the following communities in Washington: Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Seattle, Renton, Eastside, and Woodinville, WA.
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