We offer Invisalign Teen at Thornhill Family Orthodontics to meet the orthodontic needs of your teenager. Here are some of the reasons for teens to consider Invisalign when they need to straighten their smile.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a specialized line of Invisalign clear aligners which effectively and discreetly straighten your kid's teeth, without having to rely on wires and brackets.
These clear aligners share many of the qualities of the standard Invisalign treatment which may appeal to teenagers. To start, they are transparent, so the casual observer may not be able to see them on your teen's teeth. For any teenagers who have cosmetic concerns when it comes to traditional braces, Invisalign Teen may be a suitable choice.
The aligners are also removable, making it easy for teens to brush, floss, and maintain their existing oral health routine. And they can continue to eat all of their favourite foods.
While Invisalign and Invisalign Teen share these characteristics, a few features make these aligners more appropriate for this age group.
Let's look at a few important differences between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.The Invisalign Teen Difference
Invisalign knows that adolescent teeth may still be emerging while your teen is undergoing treatment, so eruption tabs have been incorporated into Invisalign Teen clear aligners to give their adult teeth the space they need to emerge and develop.
Compliance indicators are small blue dots on Invisalign Teen aligners that fade away after they've been worn for two weeks. These indicators allow your teen to monitor how long they should wear a set of aligners before changing them.
6 Sets of Replacement Aligners
Even with diligent care, aligners may become damaged or lost throughout the process. Invisalign has addressed this issue by including 6 different sets of replacement aligners to help reduce your risk of delays in treatment and dental health issues which may result from broken or lost clear aligners.
Invisalign First for Children
Interested in Invisalign for younger children? Our orthodontist can examine your child's teeth to see if Invisalign First clear aligners may be a suitable orthodontic treatment option for them.