At Impression Orthodontics, we know what being a teenager is like. After all, we’ve all been one. We know the teenage years are some of the best of your life but they can also be some of the most awkward, particularly if you have to wear braces.
That is why we’re excited to share Invisalign Teen with our younger patients. These virtually invisible aligners mean if you need treatment, you can have it without anyone knowing!
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is the version of the revolutionary orthodontic treatment method, Invisalign, designed specifically for teenagers. It uses the same custom-made, clear plastic aligners as Invisalign for adults does, but Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue dot wear indicator. This has been designed to help teens keep track of how often they are wearing their aligners. For the best treatment results, aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Quite often we encounter parents and teenagers who have differing opinions on the best orthodontic treatment for teenagers. This is perfectly understandable. After all, all parents want what is best for their children, while most teenagers want what looks good!
Fortunately, Invisalign Teen allows you to have the best of both worlds.
Here are some of the benefits of this orthodontic treatment option:
Greater self-confidence – the aligners are made from clear, medical grade plastic, so when you fit them over your teeth no-one can tell you’re wearing them. This gives you greater self-confidence when having treatment.
Easy to keep clean – having orthodontic treatment is no reason not to keep up with your oral hygiene routine and Invisalign Teen makes it extremely easy too! The aligners can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing so you can clean your teeth as per normal. Just be sure to do so after every meal and snack.
Great results – Invisalign Teen aligners are just as effective at straightening teeth as traditional metal braces are. And because our specialist orthodontists here at Impression Orthodontics are experienced in using Invisalign, we can treat major and minor orthodontic problems with these aligners.
Flexible – Invisalign Teen won’t interfere with your lifestyle. You can still play sports, practice musical instruments and attend functions with your aligners in or out. Life doesn’t stop just because you need to wear braces and it certainly doesn’t stop with Invisalign Teen.
Faster treatment – Invisalign Teen can straighten your teeth much faster than braces. And because of the system, which uses a series of aligners replaced every two weeks, you don’t have to spend as much time in the orthodontist’s chair. Less visits to the orthodontist means less trips in the car being shuttled around by your parents!
There are a great many benefits to Invisalign Teen for both our teenage patients and their parents. If you would like to find out more about Invisalign Teen, book a free consultation with us at Impression Orthodontics today.