What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a line of Invisalign aligners that can help teenagers straighten their teeth - without using brackets or wires.
Invisalign Teen shares a variety of qualities with standard Invisalign treatment that may be appealing to teenagers. For starters, these clear, smooth plastic aligners are transparent, so the casual observer will have difficulty seeing them on the patient's teeth. For teens who may have aesthetic concerns when it comes to traditional braces, Invisalign Teen may be a great choice.
The aligners are also removable, making it easy for teens to brush, floss, and maintain their existing oral health routine. And they can continue to eat all of their favourite foods.
While Invisalign and Invisalign Teen share these characteristics, a few unique features are designed to meet the unique needs of this age group.
Let's look at a few important differences between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
Invisalign understands that adolescent teeth may still be emerging, so eruption tabs have been built into the Invisalign Teen line. These spaces give adult teeth room to develop.
Compliance indicators are small blue dots on Invisalign Teen aligners that fade away after they've been worn for two weeks. These indicators allow your teen to monitor how long they should wear a set of aligners before changing them.
6 Sets of Replacement Aligners
Even with the most diligent care, aligners may become lost or damaged. Invisalign has addressed this by including 6 sets of replacement aligners to help reduce the risk of treatment delays and resulting dental health issues from lost or broken aligners.
Invisalign First for Children
Interested in Invisalign for younger children? Our orthodontists can examine your child's teeth to see if Invisalign First clear aligners would be a suitable orthodontic treatment option for them.