Invisalign is a virtually undetectable and hygienic alternative to the traditional metal brackets and painful wires for straightening your teeth, improving your bite, and giving you a healthy, confident smile.
Invisalign Teen was developed by leading orthodontists to address the specific concerns of parents and meet the demands of the active lifestyles and unique treatment needs of teenage patients. The system has proven to be as effective as conventional braces for correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including:
Widely spaced teeth
Invisalign vs Invisalign Teen
Invisalign teen is a bit different from the standard Invisalign system for adults. Parents are concerned that their teens may not wear their aligners for the required duration of time (about 22 hours per day), which may make the treatment less effective, cause it to extend longer than it should, and ultimately cost more.
As such, the upper aligners used for the Invisalign Teen system are usually fitted with colored compliance indicators that help to estimate the approximate amount of time your teen spends wearing the aligners. The colored indicators are supposed to fade over time with appropriate wear.
Another advantage of Invisalign Teen is that the treatment comes with about six individual replacement aligners at no extra cost, so teens can continue their treatment with minimal setbacks in the unfortunate event that they lose their aligners. It’s important to inform your dentist as soon as possible about such problems for proper guidance. Your teen may be advised to wear the previous set of aligners while a new set is ordered, or instructed to move onto the next set immediately.
Invisalign Teen is also designed to accommodate the growth and development of teeth both below and above the gum line. The aligners come with a unique feature that allows them to evolve as new teeth (molars) erupt, and even help to guide the roots and align the new teeth so they grow in the right position.
Is Invisalign Teen right for your child?
All patients who have erupting or erupted permanent teeth are eligible for Invisalign treatment. This includes most teen patients. To find out if your teen qualifies to start the treatment today, please visit us Laguna Smiles in Laguna Hills, 92653 for a free consultation. Call us at (949) 830-0074 to schedule your appointment.