Orthodontic treatment with teens in mind
Orthodontic treatment is very common among teenagers and although metal braces are still the most prevalent option, we do offer 'invisible' options for teens who are concerned about the effect braces will have on their appearance.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the version of the innovative Invisalign treatment method especially for teenagers. The same clear, plastic aligners are used to help move your teen’s teeth into position but they come with one main difference. Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot wear indicator. This helps your teen - and you - to keep track of the hours spent wearing them. For ultimate results, Invisalign aligners should be worn for 22 hours a day.
How does Invisalign Teen work?
Invisalign Teen works like the full version does, by guiding teeth gently into position through the use of these clear, plastic aligners. Just like the full version, these sets of aligners are changed every two weeks. They are also removable, allowing your teen to maintain their oral hygiene routine.
What are the benefits of Invisalign Teen?
The teenage years are a good time to receive orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons including:
- A great smile boosts self-confidence in your teen
- Treatment encourages good oral hygiene routines
- Straight teeth contribute to better health
- Jaw is still malleable so results are effective
- Educates your teen on good diet choices
Although Invisalign Teen can be used to treat the majority of cases, in some instances other methods may be preferable. We can talk through your teen’s options with you prior to beginning treatment.
Invisalign Teen FAQs
Will Invisalign impact on my lifestyle?
No, the beauty of Invisalign Teen is that the aligners are removable so you can continue to play sports and musical instruments while receiving treatment.
What happens if my teen loses their aligners?
Invisalign Teen caters for this reality by providing six spare sets of aligners throughout treatment.
Will my teen need further treatment later in life?
Invisalign Teen is just as effective as traditional forms of orthodontic treatment so the result will be straight teeth and a great smile for life. However, as is also the case with traditional metal braces, retention is an essential part of treatment to ensure your teen’s teeth remain in the correct position.