Invisalign clear aligners have been available for adult orthodontic treatment for over 10 years. Until recently, they are now avaible for teen orthodontic care. Some of the reasons why Invisalign was not recommended for teens were: Orthodontic specialists found that teens would not always wear them for the recommended 22 hours per day. Another was that some teens have all their permanent teeth. Invisalign did not address that problem.
Today, Invisalign Teen has addressed those problems and have been resolved! The first problem was addressing compliance of wearing aligners. This problem was resolved “compliance indicators” located right on the aligners themselves. These colored dots fade over time as the aligners are worn in the mouth, revealing whether your teen wore their aligners as directed. To solve the second problem, Invisalign developed aligners with “eruption tabs”. These tabs were designed to hold space for teeth that have not yet fully erupted.
Why Invisalign Teen?
Aligners are virtually invisible
No metal brackets or wires
Eat what you want
Normal oral care not prohibited
Custom-made for your individual comfort
Fast treatment times (varies by patient)
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks
Remove aligners only to eat, drink, brush and floss
Your teeth will gradually move each week
Schedule a visit us every 4-8 weeks
Total treatment time usually takes 6-15 months
Average set of aligners is between 18-30
Are you ready to take the first step in your new smile?
Call today to request your FREE consultation at 305-559-5571.