Invisalign for teenagers
Invisalign offers a range of treatment options for teenagers. The great benefit of Invisalign is that it provides an aesthetic, more flexible way to give teenagers the confidence of a great smile. Invisalign aligners are comfortable, removable and nearly invisible, which means teenagers can carry on enjoying life without the restrictions, irritation and self-consciousness often associated with metal brackets and wires.
Invisalign aligners are also removable, so teenagers can continue brushing and flossing normally.
What options are available to teenagers?
Invisalign has several treatment options available for teenagers, depending on the stage of teeth development.
Some teenagers will be suitable for the same Invisalign treatment as adult patients. Younger teenagers, or those whose adult teeth have not yet erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Your Invisalign Provider will determine which treatment best suits your individual needs and the condition of your teeth.
Why Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen has been developed with teenagers, parents and leading orthodontists who understand the active lifestyles and unique treatment needs of teenage patients.
The Invisalign Teen aligners are made with the same Invisalign technology used for Invisalign aligners, moving teeth gradually without the need for metal or wires.
But because teens (and their mouths) are constantly on the move, we’ve added a few special features:
- Blue wear-indicators fade from blue to clear to help your Invisalign Provider, you, and your teenager to gauge wear time.
- Special features designed to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars.
This year the most exciting innovation has been the development of the “mandibular advancement” feature which is a clear alternative to using a functional brace (e.g Twin blocks)
- Improved patient comfort
- Progressive advancement of the lower jaw making it easier to tolerate
- Allows simultaneous alignment of the teeth at the same time as advancing the mandible
- Reduces the need of wearing elastics
Invisalign Treatment with Mandibular Advancement
To find out more about Invisalign for teenagers, please talk to your Invisalign Provider who’ll be able to suggest the best treatment option for you.