It’s Time to Discover Invisalign Teen
When your preteen or teen is ready to start orthodontic treatment and start the process of getting their ideal smile, there are more exciting options to look into than ever before. By now, you’ve probably heard about Invisalign and have a basic idea of how it works. Luckily, there’s a version specifically made for teenagers called Invisalign Teen. Choosing Invisalign Teen is a great way to make the process of straightening teeth easier for everyone.
Why Choose Invisalign Teen?
So what is it about Invisalign Teen that makes it beneficial for teenagers? The Invisalign Teen system works the exact same way as Invisalign Complete, only it comes with a few features specifically designed to help teenagers get the most out of their time in treatment.
One of the biggest advantages of choosing Invisalign over other forms of orthodontic treatment is the aligners are easily removable. When mealtime comes around, you can just take your them out of your mouth and store them in your case while you enjoy your favorite foods. This gets rid of the need for food restrictions, which is something people with braces have to deal with.
But since these aligners are removable, it can also make it a little tricky for teens to stay disciplined with their treatment. Patients need to wear their aligners about 22 hours per day to stay on track and finish treatment on time. That’s why the Invisalign Teen system comes with little indicator spots that start out as blue and fade away as they are worn. If they aren’t wearing their aligners as they should, it will be easy to tell.
Teens also may have a harder time keeping track of their aligners than adults. Teens are prone to damaging them or accidentally tossing them in the trash at school after they eat. Because of this, Invisalign Teen also comes with six replacement aligners free of charge.
Invisalign Teen vs. Braces
Braces are still a fantastic option for teens who want to get a straight smile, but there are some clear advantages to choosing Invisalign for patients that qualify for the treatment. The most obvious is the social benefit of not having visible braces while straightening your teeth. Invisalign can only be seen if you look very closely.
You and your teen will also be happy about not having to worry about certain foods with Invisalign. Since the aligners are taken out for meals, your teen will be able to eat their favorite foods during treatment. The smooth texture of the plastic aligners also makes them more comfortable to wear than conventional braces for some patients. And if your teen plays in band, there won’t be anything getting in the way of their ability to play their wind or brass instrument.
Overall, Invisalign Teen is a highly effective orthodontic treatment option your teen will have an easy time with. Contact The Smile Store today to learn more about teen treatment options and to schedule a free consultation at our office.