Invisalign aligners are becoming increasingly more popular because these appliances won’t stop you from living your life. Teens live in the present and it can feel overwhelming to have their reality disrupted with something that can seem as invasive as orthodontic appliances. It can also be very troublesome for teens to have to give up or at least reduce the amount of commitment towards certain activities that may become difficult or dangerous with bracket braces such as playing instruments, partaking in high impact sports, and performing etc.
Invisalign aligners are a far less noticeable alternative to traditional metal braces. They’re essentially a mould of your teeth that are made out of a specifically made flexible, transparent plastic to fit over the teeth and guide them into a certain position. The treatment entails a series of appliances that will have to be worn for 20-22 hours of everyday and be switched out with a new appliance every 1-2 weeks. The length of the overall treatment, much like traditional braces, will be different for each patient.
Invisalign braces are highly effective. In fact, when they are worn properly (20-22 hours out of each day) and consistently, they actually shift the teeth at a faster rate than traditional metal braces. Taking into account that teens can be busy and sometimes forgetful, Invisalign Teen aligners contain Blue Dot Wear Indicators, which will fade as the aligner becomes more worn and is ready to be changed. This provides the dentist with an approximate wear time of the appliance and therefore is a useful indicator to determine whether or not the appliance is being worn enough. Therefore, Invisalign is just as effective as normal braces when worn correctly.
The experienced team at iSmile dental offers the Invisalign Teen treatment as well as several other options. The team always takes the time to listen to your issues, concerns, and to discuss your dental expectations in order to find the best treatment suited to you. If you have any more questions about the Invisalign Teen treatment or would like to see whether or not Invisalign Teen would be best suited for your kids, contact our team here.