Invisalign Teen: Like Braces but Better
August 24, 2015
Why Choose Invisalign Teen?
Teens are susceptible to being self-conscious, they are in the midst of the greatest time of transition and growth and boy is it tough. Invisalign Teen offers the opportunity for subtle orthodontic correction and the freedom of not having traditional braces.
Bottom line, traditional braces can be difficult to maintain especially when you factor in homework, sports, the dreaded dating, and all of the other woes that come with teenager territory. Because the aligners are intended to be worn for 20-22 hours a day, teeth are almost always being shifted into place.
But the aligners can be removed at your teens convenience, so eating, playing sports, and even musical instruments re-enters the scope of possibility. Each phase of Invisalign is carefully mapped out by your orthodontist before the treatment even begins. This means that your teen will spend less time in the chair and more time having fun!
Invisalign Teen also comes with 6 free complimentary replacement liners, not to say you’ll need them but it is comforting to know they’re there. When used correctly, Invisalign works as effectively as traditional metal braces. Invisalign Teen comes with blue indicators that fade with wear so your orthodontist can keep track of compliance.
How Invisalign Teen Works
Invisalign Teen works by slowly shifting and moving teeth over a period of time. Treatment can be anywhere from 9 months to more than 20 depending on the severity of the correction needed.
The most common issues to be corrected include overcrowded teeth, gapped teeth, over bites and crossbites. While the severity of each of these conditions will determine whether or not Invisalign will be a good candidate for the treatment.