Invisalign® has released a unique line of aligners specifically made to match the unique needs of today's busy teenagers. In this blog, our North York dentists share the features that make Invisalign Teen different from the standard line!
A good chunk of Invisalign patients is Teenagers. But, when teens use Invisalign aligners, they often encounter some issues specifically related to just being a teen!
With Invisalign Teen, the makers of Invisalign aim to address the unique requirements of teens' lifestyles.
This is how they approached it:
Invisalign Teen aligners feature small blue dots that fade away after a full two weeks of wear.
How does this specifically help teens?
On average, teenage Invisalign patients are less compliant with their treatment schedule than adult patients. Making them more likely to take their aligners out more often and for longer intervals than prescribed by their orthodontists.
As a result, it can be hard to keep track of how much longer they need to wear a certain set of aligners. The compliance indicators are able to help solve this problem because they will only fade away after the aligners have been worn for a full two weeks' worth of time, making it easier for teens to get back on track.
Invisalign Teen can be prescribed for younger teenagers whose adult teeth are not quite done erupting, thanks to the addition of eruption tabs. These tabs leave space in the aligners for the teeth to finish growing in.
Teens have a higher risk of losing or damaging their aligners. This is partially the result of the fact that they sometimes remove them more often than adults, and have them out for longer periods of time. Invisalign Teen comes with a replacement set of aligners just in case one becomes lost or damaged.
How Invisalign Teen Can Help Your Child
Invisalign Teen offers all the same benefits as standard Invisalign. This means that bite issues can still be corrected and crowded and crooked teeth can be evened out on top of the extra features listed above.
With the help of Invisalign Teen, your teenager may be able to achieve a straighter smile, which can lead to more confidence in their daily life. Thanks to the fact that aligners are removable, they won't experience a huge change in their habits. While they may have to be more vigilant with brushing and flossing, your teen should not experience any significant inconveniences.