For the specific needs of busy teenagers, Invisalign offers a line of aligners. In this post, our Winnipeg dentists explain what makes Invisalign Teen different from their standard line.
A significant portion of Invisalign orthodontic patients are teenagers. However, many teens run into problems with standard Invisalign aligners, that are specifically related to just being a teenager.
By developing Invisalign Teen, Invisalign's makers sought to address the needs of today's teens.
Here's how they approached it:
Invisalign Teen indicators have small blue dots on them that fade away after they've been worn for two weeks.
How does this help teens in particular?
The average teenage Invisalign patient tends to be less compliant with their treatment schedule than adult patients are. This means they are more likely to remove their aligners more frequently, and for longer periods of time than prescribed by their orthodontists.
As a result, it can be difficult to remember how much longer they should war a given set of aligners. These compliance indicators can help to solve this issue since they will only fade away once the aligners have been worn for a full two weeks worth of time, making it easier for teens to get back on track with their treatment. .
Invisalign Teen can be prescribed for younger teenagers whose adult teeth are not quite done erupting, thanks to the addition of eruption tabs. These tabs leave space in the aligners for the teeth to finish growing in.
Teenagers are at a greater risk of losing or damaging their aligners. This is in part due to the fact that they may take them out more often than their adult counterparts, and leave them out longer. Invisalign Teen comes with replacement aligners so that if a set of aligners is damaged, treatment can continue without missing a beat!
How will Invisalign Teen affect your child?
Invisalign Teen offers all the same benefits as standard Invisalign. This means that bite issues can still be corrected and crowded and crooked teeth can be evened out on top of the extra features listed above.
With the help of Invisalign Teen, your teenager may be able to achieve a straighter smile, which can lead to more confidence in their daily life. Thanks to the fact that aligners are removable, they won't experience a huge change in their habits. While they may have to be more vigilant with brushing and flossing, your teen should not experience any significant inconveniences.