Invisalign has many features that sets them apart from traditional braces and now, they created a separate line of Invisalign aligners made specifically for teens. Today our orthodontists in Langley share with you the unique features of Invisalign Teen and how they fit into teens busy lives.
A large percentage of people who seek orthodontic treatments ( and choose Invisalign) are teens and the team at Invisalign discovered a trend in this significant demographic; most of them were encountering problems uniquely specific to this age group.
The solutions to these problems have been addressed with "Invisalign Teen" making Invisalign more easily accessible to the teenage population.
Below is a breakdown of what makes Invisalign Teen unique for this audience:
The first feature that makes Invisalign Teen unique is the compliance indicators. These are small blue dots on the aligners themselves which fade away after two weeks, when it is time to put in a new set of aligners.
The indicators were added because the Invisalign team was noticing that teens were not following their aligner schedules as required where, adults are better at following their set time frames. Teens were either changing their aligners too frequently or leaving them out too long. The reasons for this include forgetfulness and discomfort.
The Invisalign team understands that it can be hard to remember how long aligners have to be worn for and when to change them. This is why the compliance indicators were added, to help teenagers stay on track. The blue indication dots completely fade away after the aligners have been worn for a total of two weeks, letting Invisalign Teen patients know it's time to change to the next set in the series.
Many teens haven't had all of their adult teeth fully erupt. Eruption tabs are extra space put in the aligners for teen's who need to let their teeth fully grow while having orthodontic treatment.
Teens have a higher risk of breaking or losing their aligners because they leave and take out their aligners more often than adults. This is why Invisalign Teen comes with extra replacements. The extra sets allow teens to stay consistent with their treatment without experiencing any set back or delays if a set happens to become lost or damaged.