Invisalign Teen

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.

How does Invisalign® Teen work

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.

How many hours a day should teens wear their aligners?

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.

Advantages of Invisalign® Teen

  • Customized. No set of Invisalign® aligners is exactly the same. Using 3D technology, your dentist will customize an aligner for every stage of your teen's treatment plan.
  • Less noticeable. Your teen can straighten their teeth without others noticing. They can smile in photos and perform in front of an audience without the metal mouth.
  • Removable. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® can be removed and put back on. Your teen can continue with their social activities without having to worry about metal braces.
  • Shorter dental visits. Your teen doesn't have to be at the dental office every month. Usually, Invisalign® only takes one visit every 8 to 10 weeks. Each appointment doesn't require adjustments and should be quick.
  • No food restrictions. Your teen doesn't have to restrict their diet as food doesn't affect the integrity of the Invisalign® appliance. There are no brackets that will come off or wires that might break when you bite down on anything crunchy or sticky.
  • Improved oral health. The appliance will not get in the way of regular brushing and flossing. Your teen can keep their mouth clean as usual. And since Invisalign® aims to straighten teeth, it’ll even be a lot easier to remove debris on teeth once the treatment is complete.

Learn more about Invisalign® for Teens today

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.

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