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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Friendly, very accomodating, giving me personal help in a rush.
Denita H.
Before last week I had only ever gone to the same dentist since I was born. However, since they were only a pediatric dentist I had to stop seeing them once I turned 19 and had to find a new dentist […]
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Competent, friendly and timely service.
Thomas M.
Everyone cares about the patients–from Dr. Minetola, Dr. Ferguson, the dental assistants to the staff in reception—and that makes for a positive experience.
Kathleen D.
Courteous, timely, cleanliness, and friendly people, plus does a good job on my teeth.
Lois H.
Everyone is very helpful and nice. Also, they also made sure I understood the reasons for their recommendations.
Kathy C.
Excellent practice, top notch dentists, hygienists and staff.
Kenneth L.
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 switched […]
Brad
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.
I felt relaxed and comfortable
Rosalind D.
Extremely knowledgeable Dentist. Dr. Mark Minetola took the time to explain every aspect of my problem. He explained how the problem would be fixed and how I could take the necessary steps to insure […]
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what I like about gentle dental is the honesty, is accesible with prices and the costumer service, everybody listens to my concerns and explain everything
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Super friendly. I almost fell asleep in the chair because it was that pleasant
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Dr M is wonderful: kind, friendly, calming. My appointments are always on time and o leave feeling great.
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Professional service
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I needed an emergency repair and they could quickly accommodate me.
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Friendliness, knowledge and skill of the Dr and dental assistant.
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prompt professional service
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Very nice office, caring people
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The staff & doctors are friendly, helpful & professional. The overall experience was positive.
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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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  • 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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