All About Invisalign® and Spark Aligners for Teens

At Rapid City Orthodontics, we want our teen patients to be excited about starting their journey towards straighter teeth and Spark aligners or Invisalign for Teens helps us do that. Invisalign and Spark aligners don't use brackets, wires, or bands like traditional braces.

Removable & Practically Invisible

Invisalign and Spark aligner's comfortable and flexible system meets the needs of teens like you. At your initial consultation, Dr. Hudson will be able to determine if Invisalign for Teens or Spark is the best option for your unique smile.

The Spark aligners and Invisalign for Teens aligners are made of clear, almost invisible plastic SmartTrack material. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. Instead of metal brackets, Rapid City Orthodontics clear aligner patients enjoy the confidence of showing off their smiles every day.

There are no metal brackets or wires that could cause irritation to your mouth, an advantage over traditional braces. Plus, since your visits to Rapid City Orthodontics won't involve metal or wire adjustments, you'll likely spend less time in Dr. Hudson's chair.

Invisalign and Spark aligners allows you to view your virtual results and treatment plan before you start so you can see how your straightened teeth will look when your treatment is complete. Instead of imagining how much better it can be, you'll be able to see it for yourself.

Through the use of the patented thermoplastic design, Spark and Invisalign® aligners move your teeth through the appropriate placement of controlled force.

During each stage, only certain teeth are allowed to move. These movements are determined by Dr. Hudson as we map out your unique Invisalign or Spark aligners treatment plan.

Spark aligners and Invisalign for Teens help you focus on doing what you do best: being a teen. At your initial consultation with Dr. Hudson, you’ll find out if Invisalign or Spark is a good fit for your smile and your lifestyle!

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Benefits of Spark aligners and Invisalign for Teens

More than 2 million patients worldwide have been treated with Invisalign or Spark aligners and the number of smiles grows daily.

Perfect for Busy Schedules

Spark aligners or Invisalign for Teens treatments are ideal for busy parents in Rapid City and the surrounding area because you won’t have emergency appointments to fix broken wires or brackets.

Invisalign or Spark aligners generally requires fewer appointments than traditional metal braces because you get your Invisalign aligners or Spark aligners in advance and each visit will need less "chair time."

The typical Spark aligner or Invisalign for Teens patient sees Dr. Hudson once every eight weeks. This rounds out to an average treatment time of 9 to 15 months.

Great for Active Teens

Spark aligners and Invisalign for Teens effectively straightens teeth the same way metal braces do. It’s an ideal choice for teens in Rapid City who play sports or certain types of instruments, love crunchy foods, or are worried about how metal braces will look at homecoming or in the yearbook.

As a teenager, you should be able to participate in the activities you’re interested in while still having the confidence to attend social events and make lasting memories. You should also be able to get efficient orthodontic treatment for crowded teeth, uneven spacing, and bite issues.

With the clear, comfortable technology of Invisalign or Spark aligners and Dr. Hudson’s expert care, teens can be themselves and love their smiles even more.

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Cost of Invisalign or Spark aligners in Rapid City

At Rapid City Orthodontics, we understand that every patient's needs are different. Many factors determine the cost of Invisalign and Spark aligner treatment. In most cases, the cost of Invisalign or Spark aligners is comparable to traditional braces and covered by most dental insurance plans in South Dakota.

Financing options are also available to make Invisalign or Spark aligners more affordable for your family. The Rapid City Orthodontics team is here to answer any questions regarding financing, payment plans, insurance claims, or any other concerns you may have.

Talk to Rapid City Orthodontics About Invisalign or Spark Aligners

It’s important to wear your aligners for at least 22 hours each day for them to do their job and straighten your teeth. However, with Invisalign or Spark aligners at Rapid City Orthodontics, you can always remove your aligners for special occasions.

Like with traditional braces, Dr. Hudson will recommend Spark aligners and Invisalign patients wear a retainer after treatment to maintain your new alignment—and your confident new smile!

Invisalign and Spark aligners may not be recommended for some complex alignment or bite issues, or for those who have bridgework. Dr. Hudson can advise you about what options are best for you.

Schedule your free consultation with Dr. Hudson at our office in Rapid City to learn if Invisalign or Spark aligners are right for you.