Invisalign Teen is a clear orthodontic aligner designed to gently move the patient’s teeth to achieve proper alignment. Invisalign Teen has many advantages over conventional braces, which includes avoiding troubles and discomfort associated with conventional wire braces: irritated lips, swollen gums, and wounded self-esteem. No longer are these issues a cause of concern with Invisalign Teen treatment from Ortho 360.
Invisalign Teen Technology
Invisalign Teen represents state-of-the-art orthodontic technology. Through computer assessment and monitoring, Invisalign treatment is closely analyzed to ensure the desired results. Invisalign replaces old-style wired braces with a set of clear aligners that fit snugly over the teeth. The aligners are changed every two to four weeks thereby giving a nearly gradual and constant movement of the teeth. There are no metal brackets or wires, helping to greatly reduce gum and mouth irritation and swelling. Invisalign Teen treatment helps to avoid discomfort, while correcting your teen’s smile in about the same amount of time.
Invisalign recommends that the aligners be removed during mealtime, avoiding any limitations in the foods you eat. Since you remove the aligners while eating, there is little risk of the device becoming damaged from hard, crunchy or sticky foods. This feature also allows for proper oral hygiene. No longer do metal brackets and wires cling to food and get in the way of cleaning. With no devices to get in your way, brushing and flossing is a breeze with Invisalign Teen. While the aligners are removable, to make the most of your treatment, it is recommended that you wear them for between 20-22 hours per day.
The Difference Between Invisalign Teen and Invisalign
Invisalign Teen has two important distinctions from Invisalign. First, Invisalign Teen offers a blue indicator dot to gauge how long each aligner should be worn. When the dot changes from blue to clear you will know that the aligner needs to be replaced. This takes the guess work out of treatment and affords the patient fewer trips to the Ortho 360 office. Invisalign Teen also offers eruption tabs to accommodate the changing mouth of teens. Many times the teeth of teens are still growing and changing on their own. Eruption tabs help allow for natural growth of molars and permanent teeth, as well as root-movement control.
Your adolescent will be thrilled with their treatment when you choose Invisalign Teen. The aligners are so clear, they’re practically invisible. They don’t interfere with speech patterns, the ability to play musical instruments or to use mouth guards for sports. For milestones such as senior pictures or a school dance, the aligner can simply be removed. With Invisalign Teen, there is practically no impact in your teen’s day to day lives.