Our orthodontists at Burnaby Heights Orthodontics may be able to offer teens Invisalign Clear Aligners as an option for their orthodontic treatment. In this blog, we discuss how Invisalign Teen can help teenagers obtain a straighter healthier smile, as well as how this treatment can meet the busy lifestyle requirements of teens.
Invisalign is a series of removable, clear plastic orthodontic aligners that may be a convenient and aesthetically pleasing option for orthodontic treatment. Invisalign works to help make teeth straighter as well as correct structural problems, and fix gaps in between teeth. Invisalign offers a line of aligners that are designed just for teens to help remove the barriers teens might associate with orthodontic treatments and Invisalign.
Invisalign for Teens comes with features that can help solve the challenges busy teens could face during orthodontic treatment and can be prescribed for younger teens that haven't had their adult teeth completely 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.
Here we explain some important features that come with Invisalign Teen aligners.
Teenagers often remove their aligners for longer periods of time than adult patients. Designed with the daily requirements of teenagers in mind, they have built-in compliance indicators that can help teens stay on track with their treatment plans.
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 easier for them to continue where they left off and know how long they still have to wear their current set of aligners.
Since teens are generally more likely to take out their aligners than adults, teens are at a higher risk of damaging or losing their aligners. This is why Invisalign for teens comes with six sets of replacement aligners so they can stay on track with their treatment.
Invisalign for teens comes with eruption tabs that provide just the right amount of space for adult teeth to erupt. This feature offers space for adult teeth to grow in and carefully guides them into their correct positions.