Metal braces no longer have to be a part of your teen’s life. There's another teeth-straightening solution for teens that's less noticeable and more comfortable. If your teen has misaligned teeth, Invisalign® Teen may be the ideal solution for them.
Invisalign® Teen lets your child straighten their teeth and smile at the same time. This orthodontic innovation functions similarly to braces but is a lot more convenient. It doesn't stand in the way of your teen enjoying their everyday lives.
Invisalign® Teen uses clear, plastic aligners to correct teeth alignment. These aligners look the same as retainers and are custom-made for the wearer.
Your teen will use a new aligner every one to two weeks. Every aligner applies pressure on the teeth to move them. The shifting continues as your teen moves from aligner to the next.
Your teen may experience a little discomfort while adjusting to a new aligner, but it's generally less as compared to adjusting with metal braces. Once the treatment is complete, your dentist may ask your teen to wear retainers to keep teeth on their final position.
Your teen must wear their aligners for at least 22 hours a day for their treatment to be as effective as possible. They can take out their aligners if they need to, for example, when eating or cleaning their mouth.
They may also want to remove their aligners when engaging in social or physical activities, such as sports. But other than that, the aligners shouldn't interfere with their daily activities.
Compliance is usually the biggest concern for the treatment as teens might not be using their aligners enough. Your support is crucial in ensuring that your teen wears their aligners, especially during the adjustment period.
The discomfort may discourage them, but over time, this should subside as they continue to use their aligners.
Invisalign® aligners are discreet and effective in subtly moving the teeth to their proper position. They help boost your teen’s confidence as they face the world.