Gentle Dental of Allentown
2015 West Hamilton Street, Suite 202, Allentown, PA 18104

Why Invisalign Teen Is So Popular with Teenagers

Have you heard about the clear alternative to metal braces called Invisalign® Teen? See how these clear braces fit a teen’s life and needs.

How Invisalign Teen Is Clearly Different

Invisalign Teen is a completely clear form of braces that helps teens straighten their teeth easily and effectively. These clear braces feature a series of customized clear aligners that gradually move a teen’s teeth into the proper place. A teen must wear the clear aligners for around 22 hours each day and see their Invisalign provider every two weeks for a brand new set. Since clear braces appear completely clear and don’t have noticeable metal brackets and wires, they’re a much more attractive alternative to metal braces for teens.

The Clear Advantages

Invisalign Teen offers all of the dental benefits of traditional metal braces, yet with many more social and personal advantages for teens. These clear braces can straighten teeth and correct dental problems as effectively as metal braces, yet don’t affect a teen’s daily activities, eating, dental hygiene, or confidence. As a result, Invisalign Teen is a popular alternative to metal braces. Some of the biggest benefits include:

  • As effective as metal braces for mild to severe dental issues, such as overbite, underbite, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth
  • Less difficulty eating, brushing, and flossing since clear braces must be removed during these activities
  • None of the eating restrictions of metal braces
  • No self-consciousness about wearing braces

Tips on Treatment

Believe it or not, teens generally wear Invisalign Teen for the same amount of time as metal braces. Plus, the costs are rather comparable. Yet since every case is different, your teen’s treatment time must be determined by your Invisalign provider. And the overall costs will depend on the severity of the conditions and the geographic location of treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Allentown, call Gentle Dental of Allentown today at (610) 616-3593 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Allentown. With 11 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Allentown, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Allentown.

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Patient Reviews
Feel that Dr. Ferguson and Dr. Minetola are very courteous and very competent.
Nancy K.
Dental tech was super and very personable. I have always been attended very close to appointed time of visit
Diane P.
I’ve been going to this Gentle Dental for years (decades?) and the entire staff is excellent. Years ago I switched jobs and moved and tried a new dentist and was dissatisfied, so when I […]
Brad
This dental practice has been amazing. They are professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I had not been to the dentist in quite some time, and was nervous about being reprimanded…nope […]
Cheryl O.
I had a very successful visit with Dr. Minetela and his assistant Judy at Gentle Dental of Allentown. They were very straight forward and I’m glad to have my teeth taken care of by such a great […]
Phi H.
Doctor was very thorough, precise, friendly, personable and empathetic about my reason for visit. I was in immense pain at the time. He was able to see me for an emergency. Thank you!
Hana S.
Dr. Minatoli (if I am spelling correctly) is absolutely amazing. I had extreme dental pain from two cracked teeth and an abscess. Typically, an appointment is made for a later date after assessing […]
Kira W.
Everyone was very kind and attentive to me. My appointment started not long after I got there and was quick and speedy. No problems at all!
Laura M.
All was done on time, on budget and relatively painless.
Thomas M.
Everyone is so nice and helpful! No stress!
Brianna F.
Professionalism. Straight to the point. Very up front about billing. No hidden fees. Great people. Charismatic and patient.
James M.
I came in for a cleaning, which went well. I was in and out in no time.
Diane K.
Dr M is wonderful: kind, friendly, calming. My appointments are always on time and o leave feeling great.
Mary M.
Very professional
Jacqueline B.
prompt professional service
Nancy E.
Love my hygentist Jerry (not sure of the spelling) and the women who checks me in at 8 am, she’s always so cheery for 8am and I love it! And dr Minnetola is the best dentist ever I love […]
Brittany R.
Mark Minetola and Michele Ferguson are two of the best dentists in this area by far ! I absolutely love my hygienist, she always does an amazing job. Judy Lees is an awesomely amazing assistant and […]
Lorrie R.
Prompt professional genuine care.
David J.
Professional Dental Care.
Jean K.
The dentists and the staff are excellent at what they do.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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