Invisalign Teen is a clear aligner system, using clear removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teen’s teeth. These nearly invisible aligners replace traditional braces – the brackets, wires, and bands – and help achieve straighter teeth and a perfect smile.
Let’s face it – image is important! Invisalign found that teens wearing clear aligners were significantly less likely to be teased than those wearing traditional metal braces. Further to that, it was found that teens were more likely to experience a boost in self-esteem while in treatment, over those wearing metal braces. Teens are now given the opportunity to achieve a perfect smile in a subtle way, with nearly invisible aligners.
Many skeptics question the effectiveness of Invisalign however Invisalign can be as effective as traditional braces in straightening teeth in teen cases as long as the patient is compliant with wearing their aligners. Studies have shown that teenagers are actually more diligent than adults when it comes to wearing Invisalign aligners!
With the fast pace lifestyle of today’s teens, demanding school schedules and extra-curricular activities, who has time for monthly orthodontist appointments? Invisalign appointments are short and fast, averaging only 15 minutes, and appointments are only required every 3 months. Invisalign saves you time.
DID YOU KNOW: Traditional braces can cause irreversible white spots and decay on your child’s teeth due to creating so many difficult areas to keep clean? Invisalign is clinically proven to cause less damage to teeth. By using clear removable aligners we give our teens and parents the peace of mind knowing that they are able to keep their mouths clean!
We are aware that as a teen a lot of social events and activities revolve around food. With traditional braces your teen is not supposed indulge in any chewy, crunchy or sticky snacks. If they do, it can result in broken brackets, and poking wires – which requires extra visits to the orthodontist for repair. Because Invisalign aligners are meant to be removed every time your teen eats or drinks, there are no limitations with their diet! Most Invisalign patients are able to eat and drink normally, however we do recommend a diligent hygiene routine to keep food and bacteria from being trapped against the teeth and gums.