The life of a teenager can be quite challenging with all the body changes and social pressures from their peer group. The troubles could be further complicated by dental issues and the metal braces that don’t look attractive and can attract undue attention. Invisalign Teen could be a life-saver for teens who wish to get their teeth straightened inconspicuously.
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen function in the same way as a series of transparent aligners with all the advantages they bring with them for teeth straightening. Below are the points that make Invisalign Teen different as compared to the adult version:
The aligners are created such that they allow for the mouth of the teen and the teeth to grow at their regular pace.
Invisalign Teen reduces the risk of gum and mouth irritation, because the aligners are not kept in place by bands like the traditional metal braces. There is cause for concern for emergencies due to broken band. A duration of the treatment varies from teen to teen, but it is possible to calculate the precise length of treatment after a consultation.
The blue dot on the teen aligners is a clever method that serves as an indicaor for the duration of time the aligners were worn. With passing days in the mouth, the dot gradually fades away over fourteen days if the aligners have beeb worn properly. The colour of the dot enables our dentist to keep an eye on whether the aligners had been worn in the mouth for the full required period.
The Invisalign aligners are hardly intrusive in the regular activities of a teen. The clear aligners can be removed temporarily during sports or when a flute is being played. The same holds true for eating and drinking as well as when brushing or flossing the teeth.
During your first consultation, which we offer for free, our Invisalign Teen dentist will establish if your dental situation qualifies you for Invisalign.
Once, after qualifying, you give us your consent to proceed with the Invisalign Teen treatment, we will record digital images of your mouth by using advanced digital technologies. The result is an accurate treatment plan with a time-line and the number of aligners required to straighten your teeth. You are given these aligners which you change after every two weeks, till the course has been completed. You will also be required to visit your Invisalign Teen dentist to follow and monitor your progress.
Are the Invisalign aligners really invisible?
The Invisalign aligners are made of a clear material and these are inconspicuous and near-invisible, unless someone inspects your teeth very closely or you decide to tell others about the aligners.
How long does it take to complete the Invisalign treatment?
The length of your Invisalign treatment really depends on the severity of misaligned teeth. The more your teeth to be moved till they reach the right position, the longer your treatment will have to go for. In general, an Invisalign treatment takes between 9 to 18 months to complete. You will be given a more accurate answer, after you have received your free initial consultation with your Invisalign Teen dentist.
Is the speech affected while wearing aligners?
Whilst having the aligners in the mouth do require some getting used to, the vast majority of people do not experience any problems with their speech due to wearing Invisalign Teen aligners.
What is the difference between regular Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?
In principle, both fulfil the same function. But as teens are still growing, Invisalign Teen system allows for teeth straightening without hindering the natural growth of your mouth.
There is a Blue dot on an Invisalign Teen aligner which serves as an indicator for the duration of time the aligner had been placed in the mouth. After 14 days of wearing in the mouth, the Blue dot fades away – indicating that the aligner needs to be changes.
Invisalign Teen patients are also given up to 6 replacement aligners in case an aligner breaks or is lost. This is something that tends to happen more frequently with teens, so you are covered.
What types of dental flaws can Invisalign Teen correct?
Invisalign Teen is an amazingly good treatment for several orthodontic problems and can correct the following dental flaws: