Invisalign Teen Lets You Focus On School, Sports, and Your Social Life
The teenage years can be a very impressionable time. Teens who need orthodontic treatment are usually most concerned with the effect that braces will have on their appearance. But with Invisalign Teen, the days of “metal-mouth” and “brace-face” are over. This system is a version of the adult Invisalign, but is designed for a teenager’s unique orthodontic needs. Replacement aligners are included with this system because even the most responsible teen can misplace or throw them away.
Nobody Has To Know: the aligners are made from a smooth, clear, plastic material that are nearly invisible. Most people will not know that they are being worn and your friends will start to wonder how your smile is changing right before their eyes.
Eat With Freedom: One of the downsides of having braces is not being able to eat certain foods. The forbidden list consists of hard, crunchy, sticky, and chewy foods such as popcorn, potato chips, candy, and beef jerky. But with removable aligners patients can still enjoy an occasional indulgence of these snacks.
Keep Doing The Things You Love: Many teens are involved in various extracurricular activities such as playing sports and musical instruments. Treatment will not be affected by these activities and if absolutely necessarily the aligners can be removed for a short period of time. Sports guards should always be worn during any athletic activity.
What Distinguishes Invisalign from Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen has all of the features of Invisalign, plus:
- Compliance indicators track the patient’s approximate wear time and help provide reassurance for parents that the teen is being compliant.
- Six free individual replacement aligners are included with Invisalign Teen to replace lost or broken aligners. This selling point gives parents one less thing to worry about during treatment.
- Many teens present for treatment with erupting permanent dentition, so Invisalign Teen has been engineered with a feature to help prevent over eruption of the second molars.