Invisalign Teen - An Orthodontic Treatment for Teens

In this blog, we talk about Invisalign clear aligners for teens and how this orthodontic treatment method can help your busy teenager get a straighter smile discreetly.

Invisalign is a series of removable, clear plastic orthodontic aligners that may be a convenient and aesthetically pleasing orthodontic treatment method. The purpose of Invisalign is to help patients correct structural problems, straighten their teeth, and fix gaps in between teeth. Invisalign has come out with a line of aligners that are made to specifically meet the needs of teenagers and remove some of the barriers they may have associated with Invisalign and orthodontic treatments.

Invisalign for Teens has various features that can help remove some challenges busy teens may encounter during their orthodontic treatment and can even be prescribed to younger teens whose adult teeth haven't completely erupted yet. The goal of Invisalign Teen is to make it easier for teenagers to stay on course with the schedule of their treatment and accommodate their developing smiles.

Below our orthodontic team has highlighted some of the key features that come with Invisalign Teen aligners.

Compliance Indicators

It's common for teenage patients to keep their aligners out for longer periods of time than adults. Designed with teenagers' daily requirements in mind, the compliance indicators are able to help keep teens on track with the schedule of their treatment plan.

Invisalign Teen compliance indicators are small blue dots on the aligners that gradually fade after being worn for a full two weeks. So, if a teenager gets off track with their treatment, it will be easier for them to pick up where they left off and still know how long they have to wear their current set of aligners.

Replacement Aligners

Since teens are more likely to take their aligners out than adults, they are at an increased risk of damaging or misplacing their aligners. Therefore, there are six sets of replacement aligners included with Invisalign Teen, to help them stay on course with their treatment plan.

Eruption Tabs

Invisalign for teens includes eruption tabs that offer just the right amount of space for adult teeth to erupt. This feature offers space for the adult teeth to grow in and carefully guides them into their correct positions.

For more information about Invisalign teen, contact our orthodontic office in Vancouver today to schedule an appointment.

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