Teenagers too can benefit from Invisalign treatment
Invisalign offers an aesthetic, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile, unlike traditional braces. Teenagers can continue to enjoy life without the restrictions that traditional fixed braces have. Invisalign aligners are removable, comfortable, and nearly invisible, which means that there is no irritation or self-consciousness that is usually associated with metal brackets and wires.
One of the great advantages of Invisalign aligners is that they are removable, which means that teenagers can continue brushing and flossing their teeth normally and ultimately, this can lead to better overall dental health in the future.
Options available for teenagers
Depending on the stage of teeth development, Invisalign has a number of treatment options that are available for teenagers.
Some teenagers will be able to have the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients.
Younger teenagers or those patients who have not got all of their adult teeth erupted yet, can be treated with Invisalign Teen. Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for teenagers. Your doctor will determine which Invisalign treatment best suits your individual needs.
Why choose Invisalign Teen?
Leading orthodontists have worked closely with teenagers and parents in order to develop Invisalign Teen. Understanding teenage active lifestyles and unique treatment needs of teenagers has been paramount.
The same Invisalign technology is used to make Invisalign Teen aligners as is used for Invisalign aligners for adults, by moving teeth gradually without any fixed metal or wires.
A few special features have been added to accommodate the teen lifestyle:
- Blue wear-indicators at the rear of the aligners that fade from blue to clear will help the doctor and parents identify if the patient has been wearing their aligners for the sufficient length of time.
- In order to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars, special features have been created.
- If any aligners are lost or misplaced, Invisalign Teen can provide up to six free replacements.
- Talk to your doctor to find out more about Invisalign for teenagers. Your doctor will be able to suggest the best treatment option for you and discuss the process in getting started with you.