Invisalign Teen is a special Invisalign version that was made to address the unique needs of teens. While this treatment option isn’t right for every teen, those that serve as good candidates can straighten their teeth efficiently and discreetly.
Is Your Teen a Candidate?
While only your dentist can tell you for sure if your teen will be a good candidate, Invisalign is a good option for many different people. This includes people with:
- Gapped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Bite problems, like underbite, cross bite, and overbite
To be a good candidate, your teen will need to have healthy gums and teeth. It is also important that he has the self-discipline needed to follow the treatment plan, especially since your teen will be able to remove his aligners at will.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
If we determine that Invisalign Teen is a good option for your teenager, we will design a set of aligners based on his unique mouth. This is done by creating a digital 3D model of your teeth, which is used to map out every stage of the treatment. Each aligner will work to move your teen’s teeth a little more, so each must be slightly different.
Your teen will be required to wear his aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours a day. Every two weeks, he will move to the next aligner in the set. They should be removed when he eats, drinks, and brushes.
Why Would Your Teen Want Invisalign?
Many teens enjoy Invisalign. It is a discreet way to straighten the teeth while breaking free of the dreaded metal mouth. It is also removable, so your teen will be able to eat his favorite foods and can continue to play sports without worry about injuries due to sharp metal brackets and wires.
If your son or daughter is interested in Invisalign Teen, contact us today to set up an evaluation.