At Fraser Valley Orthodontics our orthodontists offer a line of Invisalign Clear Aligners for Teens. Here we explain how this method of orthodontic treatment can help teens get a straighter smile and how it can fit into their busy lifestyle.
Invisalign is a series of removable, clear plastic orthodontic aligners that could be an aesthetically pleasing and convenient orthodontic treatment option. Invisalign is designed to help straighten teeth, correct structural problems, and fix gaps in between teeth. Invisalign has released a line of aligners designed specifically for teens to remove the barriers teens may associate with orthodontic treatments and Invisalign.
Invisalign for Teens comes with features to help resolve the challenges busy teens might face with orthodontic treatment and can be prescribed for younger teens that haven't had their adult teeth fully erupt yet. The goal is to make it easier for teenagers to stay on track with their treatment schedule, and to accommodate their growing smiles.
We have highlighted a few important features included with Invisalign Teen aligners.
Teen patients often remove their aligners for longer time periods than adult patients. Made with the everyday needs of teenagers in mind, compliance indicators can help teens stay on track with their treatment plan.
Invisalign Teen compliance indicators are small blue dots on the aligners that gradually fade over two weeks of full-time wear. Therefore, if a patient gets off track with their treatment, it's easy for them to easily pick up where they left off and know how long they still need to wear their current set of aligners.
Because teens are more likely to remove their aligners than adults are, teens have a higher risk of misplacing or damaging their aligners. That's why Invisalign for teens comes with six sets of replacement aligners so they can stay on track with their treatment.
Invisalign for teens includes eruption tabs that offer just the right amount of space for adult teeth to erupt. This feature offers space for the adult teeth to grow in and carefully guides them into their correct positions.