The Invisalign Teen treatment is similar to the Invisalign Full system but has some unique points of difference that have teen appeal in order to encourage the full use of the trays.
The teen years are the best time to correct misaligned teeth. The bones are still developing and tractable. The aversion to standard issue metals braces is neatly side-stepped as Invisalign Teen is virtually unnoticeable.
The ideal time to begin any orthodontic treatment is around the age of 12. All the adult teeth have come through but the jaw bones are still developing. It may be necessary to wear a retainer at night for a good length of time after treatment is completed in order to keep the teeth in the desired positon.
The Invisalign Teen custom-made clear aligners are fitted to the lower and upper teeth rows. They are a snug fit and a little amount of pressure can be experienced – but no pain. The aligner trays can treat teeth gaps, crooked teeth, overbites and underbites.
If there are any parental concerns that a removable brace system means that a child may not wear them as much as they should, Invisalign comes with some features that address this:
- It has Blue Wear Indicators that fade over time with constant use. This guides the parent and dentist as to whether the aligner is being worn for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day.
- Invisalign Teen has a special design that allows for any new teeth that may still be erupting.
- Up to 6 free replacement trays are included in the price of the treatment to cover potential loss or damage of the aligners.