What is Invisalign for Teens?
Invisalign Teen is a line of Invisalign aligners that can help teenagers straighten their teeth - without using brackets or wires.
Appearance, aesthetics and lifestyle changes are often top-of-mind for teenagers who need orthodontic treatment. Invisalign Teen may appeal to them for a number of reasons.
For starters, these smooth plastic aligners are transparent, so a casual observer will have difficulty seeing them on your teen's teeth. For those who may have concerns about the aesthetics of traditional braces, Invisalign braces for teens may be a great choice.
The clear aligners are also removable, which makes it easier for teens to brush, floss and maintain their existing oral health routine. Plus, they can continue to eat all of their favourite foods.
While Invisalign and Invisalign Teen share a few similar characteristics, a few features are designed to meet this age group's unique needs.
Let's look at a few important differences between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.
The Invisalign for Teenagers Difference
Your teen's teeth may still be emerging. That's why eruption tabs have been built into the Invisalign Teen line. These spaces give adult teeth room to develop.
These small blue dots on Invisalign aligners for teenagers fade away after they've been worn for two weeks. These indicators help your teen monitor how long they should wear a set of aligners before changing them.
6 Sets of Replacement Aligners
Aligners can become lost or damaged even with the most diligent care. Invisalign has addressed this by including 6 sets of replacement aligners to help reduce the risk of treatment delays and resulting dental health issues from lost or broken aligners.
Invisalign First for Children
Interested in Invisalign for younger children? Our orthodontists can examine your child's teeth to see if Invisalign First clear aligners would be a suitable orthodontic treatment option for them.