Teen Invisalign

Invisalign delivers results for teens who want a bright, healthy smile. Merna Tajaddod Orthodontics in Palo Alto, CA, offers Invisalign aligners along with hybrid orthodontics consisting of Invisalign and traditional braces. Learn more about our options here.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment that helps teens and adults achieve healthier, more beautiful smiles. These aligners can help teens with mild to moderate tooth misalignment.

Invisalign can also help teens with:


Invisalign uses clear, removable aligners that straighten teeth gradually. To achieve this, the teen has to wear the aligner for at least 20 hours a day.

Benefits of Invisalign

Faster Results

Invisalign can produce results faster than traditional braces. Treating orthodontic conditions with traditional braces can take years, while Invisalign can complete the same process in about a year.


Treatment with Invisalign is precise because it employs digital imaging to create the trays or aligners. 

Less Doctor Visits

With Invisalign, teens don’t have to visit the orthodontist as often as they would with traditional braces.


Invisalign is also more comfortable. Fixed braces can cause mouth sores because the edges can rub against gums and tissue, but that’s not a concern with these removable aligners.

Because they can remove Invisalign aligners, teens can eat and drink their favorite foods without restrictions. It’s also easier for them to brush and floss as they normally would, allowing for optimal oral hygiene.


Another crucial benefit is that Invisalign aligners are almost invisible. They offer all the benefits of traditional braces but without making teens feel self-conscious about the way they look. Instead, they can get a boost of self-confidence by knowing they’re getting the treatment they need without the visible braces.

Teenage girl holding her Invisalign aligners smiling

How the Process Works

For teens who want to benefit from Invisalign, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Merna Tajaddod.

Dr. Tajaddod will assess the overall mouth structure to determine what treatment will work best. If we think Invisalign is a good choice, we will make impressions of the teen’s bite, take X-rays, and get all of the other information we need for precise, effective treatment. 

Using the X-rays and impressions, a lab will create a customized Invisalign tray that fits the patient’s mouth perfectly. Some teens do not require more than one or two trays, while others need a series of them. The number of trays and how often we adjust them will depend on your individual treatment plan.

For some teens, a hybrid treatment involving traditional braces and Invisalign is a good choice. This option may help those teens with more severe conditions that require traditional braces at first.

To make the process of getting Invisalign braces easier and more affordable, we are in-network with Delta Dental. You can inquire about all the insurance companies we work with as well.

Beautiful Smiles with Invisalign

At Merna Tajaddod Orthodontics in Palo Alto, we offer the highest level of orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. With an experienced, board-certified expert in the field of orthodontics, we’re able to offer Invisalign options, other types of braces, and more.

We are dedicated to building long-term relationships with our patients, and we treat everyone the way we would like to be treated. In California, we offer services to the Palo Alto, Los Altos, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Redwood City, and Menlo Park regions.

Why wait another day to begin transforming your smile? We would love to be your orthodontist in Palo Alto.

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