Invisalign Teen has all the great benefits of Invisalign – comfortable, removable, and nearly invisible aligners – with a number of additional benefits designed specifically for teens.
INDICATORS ENCOURAGE TEENS TO WEAR ALIGNERS
Invisalign aligners are completely removable, which allows for a great degree of convenience and flexibility. Patients can eat all their favourite foods, brush and floss as normal, and keep their teeth clean and healthy during orthodontic treatment. But this flexibility also means teens can easily choose not to wear their aligners, slowing down the effectiveness of treatment. Aligners should be worn for at least 20 hours each day.
To ensure teens wear their Invisalign aligners for the required amount of time, Invisalign Teen comes with built-in compliance indicators. These compliance indicators are small blue dots on the back of each aligner which fade to light blue and then to clear with extended exposure to saliva. The purpose of these indicators is to reassure parents (and teens) that the aligners are being worn for the appropriate amount of time.
MOLARS DON’T HAVE TO BE FULLY ERUPTED
With many teens, their molars and canines have not fully erupted yet, so Invisalign Teen can be fitted with specifically designed “eruption tabs” to accommodate the natural eruption of teeth. Previously, many teen patients were unable to be treated with Invisalign because their teeth had not fully erupted. Now, thanks to Invisalign Teen, this doesn’t disqualify you from treatment.
INVISALIGN CAN HANDLE DIFFICULT TOOTH MOVEMENTS
Invisalign has a feature known as “power ridge technology”. These specially designed aligners put pressure on the roots of teeth which need to be rotated or help make difficult tooth movements.
IS INVISALIGN TEEN RIGHT FOR ME?
If you want to find out whether Invisalign Teen is right for your teen book a consultation with Dr Rodriguez at Braces 4U today. Our team of experienced professionals can answer your questions and help find the right solution for your teen.