Teenagers and braces go hand-in-hand. For many teens, having orthodontic treatment is just part of being a teenager, but that doesn’t make it cool. Until now!
Invisalign Teen means teenagers don’t have to worry about what they’ll look like with braces, because they won’t be wearing any. Instead, they can have treatment to straighten their teeth and achieve a beautiful smile without friends, teachers, or even their girlfriends knowing!
How does Invisalign Teen work?
Invisalign Teen works just the same as its parent system, Invisalign. The clear, plastic aligners fit over the upper and lower teeth like a small mouth guard, and gently work to move teeth into position. The aligners have been custom-made to your teen’s teeth, allowing for the growth and development of teenage teeth and jaws. This means you can be guaranteed a result that suits your teen’s facial profile.
The main difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen aligners is the blue dot wear indictor on the version for teens. Invisalign aligners ideally need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day, but we’re aware orthodontic treatment may not be your teen’s priority. This blue indicator will gradually change to clear as your teen wears the aligners so you can see if they’re wearing them as and when they should be.
Your teen will receive a new set of aligners every two-to-three weeks. Their treatment plan will also include six spare sets just in case they get misplaced. That’s how well Invisalign know their teen patients!
What are the benefits of Invisalign Teen?
- Virtually invisible: Invisalign Teen is ideal for teenagers as the aligners are virtually invisible. This means your teen won’t feel self-conscious about having treatment because no-one will be able to tell.
- Low impact: Invisalign Teen doesn’t get in the way of a teenager’s lifestyle. The aligners can be removed for playing sports or musical instruments, social occasions, such as a prom, and for photographs. What’s more, because they can be removed at meal times, your teen can continue to eat the food they love.
- Good for oral health: Because Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, your teenager can keep up their oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing is easy, as is cleaning the aligners themselves.
To find out more about your Invisalign treatment options, search for your nearest TIO today.