Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen® in the North Arlington & Kearny Areas

Invisalign Options for Teens

It’s hard enough to be a teenager as it is, and traditional metal braces can make problems even worse. Invisalign provides a comfortable and convenient way for teens to say hello to straighter teeth and goodbye to the nightmares of bulky, uncomfortable braces.

Braces used to be a necessary evil for teens, but with Invisalign Teen, that’s no longer the case. Invisalign Teen is a revolutionary way for teens to straighten their teeth with clear, comfortable and removable plastic aligners. We offer personalized treatment plans for the “teen on the go” that will work with their busy lifestyle. We also understand that teens tend to lose their belongings; it’s part of being a teenager! Keeping that in mind, we decided to provide free replacement aligners if your teen damages or misplaces them.

An added bonus is that if they play an instrument, sports or other physical activities, Invisalign Teen won’t interfere the way traditional braces might. Invisalign Teen also requires less visits to the office than traditional braces, which is great news for the whole family.

Treatment Steps for Invisalign Teen

  • Step One: If you think your teen may be a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, call our offices and schedule an obligation-free consultation with Dr. Ekstein. During the appointment, your teen’s jaw, mouth and teeth will be examined. The goal of this appointment will be to determine if your teen is a good candidate for invisible braces and for your family to ask any questions and raise any concerns you may have.
  • Step Two: If we determine that your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, we will move onto the next step, which will be making an impression of your teen’s teeth and sending it to the Invisalign lab for customized aligners. This is a precise process that will ensure your teen receives the perfect treatment plan for their individual needs.
  • Step Three: Your teen will receive their first set of clear, plastic aligners, which will be worn for about two weeks. This set will be examined in our office to make sure it fits correctly and is comfortable. Any adjustments will be made as needed.
  • Step Four: Every few weeks, your teen will receive a new set of aligners that will gradually align their teeth into the proper position and equip them with the smile they need to take on the world in stride.

Benefits of Choosing Invisalign Teen Through Smile Design Specialists: Richard Ekstein, DMD

Fuss-Free Changing

With all the commotion going on in teens’ lives, remembering to change their aligners will probably be the least of their worries. Invisalign Teen makes that step simple with a “Blue Dot Wear Indicator” on each aligner. The color of the reminder will gradually fade as it is time to change aligners, allowing them to cross one concern off their list.


While many complain about the restrictions that braces bring to their lives, Invisalign does not have those same restrictions. Your teen is free to carry on with all their usual activities, and leave the hard work to Invisalign.


Because the aligners are removed for eating, they will not have to give up any of their favorite foods, and can maintain their positive oral hygiene habits like frequent brushing and flossing.


Traditional metal braces tend to make teens self-conscious in a world where they are already struggling to find their place. Teen Invisalign is nearly invisible, so they don’t cause these same problems and will boost your teen’s confidence without the phase that they might find embarrassing along the way.

Financing Options for Invisalign Teen

If you live in Kearny or a surrounding area of North Arlington and are interested in Invisalign for your teen, but concerned about the cost, we have a variety of financing options.

Contact our team below to learn more about how you can make Invisalign Teen work for your family. We can also be reached at (201) 627-5060.

Smile Design Specialist

Meet Your Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Dr. Anaheata  Esmailzada Photo
    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada


    Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada, DDS (better known as Dr. Ana) left Afghanistan at the age of 16 to pursue her dream in becoming an American dentist. Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada received her doctorate in dentistry from Stony Brook University in Long Island in 2001 where she also earned recognition in the Sigma Beta Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. In 2003, Dr. Anaheata Esmailzada completed her residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson. Her love of learning how to create healthy ...
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    Dr. Susie Kim


    Dr. Sung Eun (Susie) Kim is a prosthodontist, focusing her career on the combination of full mouth rehabilitation, implant, and aesthetic dentistry. Her interest in dentistry started when she was a social work associate in a federally qualified health center working with patients from all three different departments: dental, medical, and mental health. During this formative year after college, she witnessed how powerfully oral health can transform a person’s overall well-being and self-esteem. ...

Why We're the Right Choice for You

Benefits of Smile Design Specialist:
  • CareCredit & In-Office Financing Available
  • Providing the Best Dental Care Since 1984
  • Board Certified Prosthodontist
  • Focused on your Dental & Overall Health
  • Complimentary Initial Consultations*
  • Services Available in English, Spanish & Portuguese

    *should you proceed with treatment

    Knowledgeable, Efficient & Caring

    “Invisalign is the best investment I have ever made.”

    - Mike
    I Love My New Smile!

    “Dr. Ekstein is great and the staff at The Smile Design Specialists are amazing.”

    - Kim
    Dr. Ekstein & Staff Are Great!

    “Our family loves how he and his friendly staff has cared for our teeth. My kids used to hate going to the dentist, but for some reason, they now love going to the dentist. We will definitely use his services for many years to come!”

    - Deana
    Smiling Confidently

    “I had a big gap between my front teeth and a few crooked teeth on the bottom, but I was surprised at how quickly my teeth were straightened. I will be smiling confidently from now on. Thanks again for my straight teeth Dr. Ekstein!”

    - Jim
    Absolutely Wonderful Dentist

    “Dr. Ekstein is an absolutely wonderful dentist. He is friendly, professional and he gets the job done efficiently. I can’t wait to refer my friends and family to his office. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.”

    - Angela

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