Invisalign®for Teens

Our teen patients love Invisalign!

Dr. Matsumoto offers Invisalign for teens at Porters Neck office in Wilmington, NC who want to transform their smile with confidence.

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Why Invisalign for Teens?

Invisalign is clear, comfortable, convenient, and accommodating for every lifestyle.


Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and undetectable when they’re in place. This modern form of invisible braces is made of BPA-free, latex-free, high-quality, custom-made plastic. 

Whatever your teen’s day holds—school, work, professional events, hanging with friends—they can smile confidently throughout the day while their clear aligners straighten their smile in secret.


Invisalign aligners are specially designed for comfort. They’re made of SmartTrack® material, a plastic engineered exclusively for Invisalign. This material makes it easy to take the aligners out and place them back in throughout the day.

Your teen’s aligners will be custom-made to fit his or her smile perfectly, so they shouldn’t cause irritation around the cheeks or gums.


One of the major benefits of Invisalign—no food is off the table! Your teen’s clear aligners are removable, so he or she can take them out to eat food, drink beverages, brush their teeth and floss their teeth. 

After meals, your teen can rinse their aligners out with lukewarm water and place them back in their mouth to continue their treatment. Invisalign won’t require your teen to adjust their eating habits or their oral hygiene routine.

How do I know if my teen is a candidate for Invisalign?

If you aren’t sure whether Invisalign is right for your teen, we encourage you to request a complimentary consultation with us. Dr. Matsumoto will examine your teen’s smile, take x-rays and diagnostic photos, and discuss you and your teen’s goals and concerns.

With Invisalign Teen, Dr. Matsumoto can treat a wide range of orthodontic conditions, from crooked teeth to complex bite misalignments.

We often use Invisalign attachments during the Invisalign process to increase the effectiveness. Invisalign attachments are tiny, tooth-colored, bubble-like shapes bonded to individual teeth to reduce the amount of space between the tooth and the aligner and increase the aligner’s grip on a given tooth. This promotes quicker movement for teeth that require an extra nudge.

How long does Invisalign take?

The average case with Invisalign will take anywhere from 12 to 18 months to complete. To experience the most effective and efficient treatment period, you must wear your aligners as instructed (for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.) If you don’t wear your Invisalign aligners as frequently as your orthodontist instructs, your treatment period will be longer!

See some of our Invisalign before and after photos to see just how effective Invisalign technology is!

How can my teen get started?

At your teen’s first visit to our office, Dr. Matsumoto will examine their smile, taking x-rays and diagnostic photos, for free! We offer this comprehensive exam, because we want you to be comfortable trusting us with your teen’s treatment. 

If Dr. Matsumoto discovers that orthodontic treatment is necessary or would be beneficial for your teen, he may suggest Invisalign Teen or other treatment options he thinks are best for you. Your teen’s treatment plan will be 100% personalized to their condition, needs and preferences! 

Dr. Matsumoto and our team will guide you through the Invisalign process to ensure that your teen achieves the best possible results!

How much does Invisalign for teens cost?

The cost of Invisalign for teens in Wilmington is affordable with Matsumoto Orthodontics & Periodontics! We do everything we can to make your teen’s new smile affordable for you.

We offer flexible financing with in-house payment plans, and LendingPoint will provide outside financing options to help you manage your Invisalign cost.

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Have questions about Invisalign for Teens?

We’re here to answer your questions, and we want you to know your options! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss Invisalign prices and help you begin your journey.

Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation for Invisalign for teens in Porters Neck, Wilmington, today!