Invisalign For Teens
At Chestermere Station Orthodontics, we know that traditional braces can make teens feel extremely self-conscious about their appearance. That is why we offer a revolutionary new orthodontic appliance called Invisalign Teen.
Many teens dread the thought of braces. Invisalign Teen works to alleviate these concerns by providing teens with an orthodontic appliance that cannot be seen, yet offers them full freedom of movement, while effectively straightening their teeth. Additionally, clear aligners are completely removable, which is a huge difference compared to traditional braces.
Invisalign, the Clear Alternative to Braces
The Invisalign Teen braces consist of a clear, smooth plastic aligner that is virtually invisible once it is put on. The plastic aligners will need to be changed regularly throughout the treatment process; however, they will guide the teeth into the appropriate positions just like regular braces would.
Since the aligners are clear, your teenager will not have to worry about standing out in the crowd as no one will notice they are wearing braces at all!
What is different about Invisalign Teen?
In the past several years, two features have been added to make Invisalign Teen a more appropriate orthodontic treatment method for teenagers. Special “eruption tabs” hold the appropriate amount of space open for molars that have not fully grown in. Invisalign for teens also comes with “compliance indicators” built into the aligner material, which fades with wear. This allows parents, orthodontists, and the teens themselves, to make sure the trays are being worn as prescribed.
Additional Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Your teenagers will be able to eat just about anything they want! Since teens tend to enjoy things like junk food, with traditional braces, this is close to impossible. However, with the clear aligner system, they are removable, and kids can brush and floss like regular. Additionally, since the aligners can be removed, your teen can participate in sports and other activities and wear traditional mouth guards/sports guards to protect their teeth from damage or misalignment.