Clear aligners, rather than braces, are becoming more popular for straightening teeth. Invisalign was primarily intended for adults, but the procedure improved over time, and it is now a fabulous alternative for younger patients.
Like traditional Invisalign, Invisalign Teen comprises BPA-free and clear plastic. These removable aligners are not only inexpensive but also easy to use. We begin the Invisalign procedure at Ballard Orthodontics by scanning the teen's teeth and gums. These scans provide a 3D representation of your adolescent's mouth. The computerized model depicts when and where each tooth will migrate.
Before we begin treatment, Dr. Ballard will show you what your teen's smile will look like when treatment is completed. Depending on their treatment plan, your child will wear their aligners for 20 to 22 hours each day and change to a new pair every one to two weeks. Their teeth will gradually shift into new locations as they progress through the series of Invisalign Teen aligners.
Parents frequently inquire about the effectiveness of Invisalign vs. braces. Invisalign Teen once addressed only minor orthodontic concerns; however, we can now obtain excellent results with both forms of treatment for moderate and complex patients!
The aligners are designed specifically for adolescent mouths, with features like eruption tabs supporting erupting molars. Only a qualified and professional orthodontist can tell if your child is a good fit for Invisalign Teen.
Teens can begin Invisalign Teen treatment once most of their adult or permanent teeth emerge. Typically, that’s around the age of 12 to 13 years. However, Invisalign Teen aligners are an excellent treatment choice for teens of all ages. Teens should wear Invisalign Teen aligners, like standard Invisalign aligners. You should wear them for at least 22 hours daily, including sleeping.
What’s So Great About Teen Invisalign
Your teens can remove them for drinking and eating. In addition, you can remove them whenever they become cumbersome. For example, playing sports that require mouth guard or photo opportunities like a homecoming, prom, or job interview. Make sure you put your Invisalign Teen aligners back in after the activity. Aligners should typically be worn at least 22 hours a day.
Teenagers can’t survive without moving around or playing their favorite sport. But, when they wear removable transparent aligners, they can continue enjoying their favorite hobbies and participating in their favorite sports. So, there are absolutely no restrictions.
Unlike traditional braces, you can remove Invisalign Teen aligners. Avoid drinking hot beverages since they can stretch and damage your aligners.
The Invisalign Teen treatment is incredibly accurate. The procedure involves computerized treatment planning, and the aligners are designed specifically for your teen’s mouth.
Every teen’s smile is unique, so we believe in delivering customized treatments. As a result, treatment duration for Invisalign Teen varies from patient to patient. Our qualified professionals at Ballard Orthodontics can determine how many sets of aligners will help your teen achieve the perfect smile. We can determine how far the teeth need to shift and will offer expert treatment for your teen.