Before Invisalign Teen was developed, the only orthodontic option for a teenager who want to straighten their teeth was traditional and highly visible braces consisting of wires and brackets. That was partly the reason why many teenagers avoided orthodontic treatment! With the advent of virtually “invisible” braces, today’s teenagers may be spared the schoolyard taunts yet enjoy the straightening benefits of an orthodontic treatment. As one of the popular dental innovations known for its “clear brace” technique, Invisalign has also given teenagers something to cheer about. Invisalign Teen boasts the same revolutionary appliance that not only effectively corrects common orthodontic problems that teenagers grapple with, it does so in a way that protects the image and confidence of the young patient.
Made to Measure and Treats More Than Just Teeth Straightening
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign Teen makes use of custom-made clear plastic aligners that conform precisely to your individual teeth. The patient only needs to replace their aligners – that resemble whitening trays – with a new set (upper and lower teeth) every two weeks or so. The number of aligned required for each patient is different, depending on the condition of the teeth.
The aligners are created using advanced 3D imaging technology and computer-aided fabrication process. They are made to measure, based on precise readings from digital pictures – using the iTero imaging system – that the Invisalign dentist had taken of your teeth. Invisalign’s unique all-digital technology is able to automate a treatment plan that maps the teeth movement along the entire straightening process, allowing the customised aligners to precisely fit your teeth at different treatment stages to achieve the desired outcome. The innovative system is designed to treat a handful of common orthodontic issues, including crossbites, overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, unevenly spaced teeth and crowded teeth.
Invisalign Teen – the Difference from its Adult Version
Although Invisalign Teen uses a technology similar to that of its adult version, there are a few significant differences. With the help of coloured indicators, Invisalign Teen shows the wearer whether it is time to switch to a new set of aligners. This makes it easier for the patient to monitor if they have worn the dental appliance for the correct amount of time and ensure compliance with ease.
Also included with the teen version are extra aligners. Today’s teenagers are so preoccupied with school work and lifestyle activities that it is not uncommon for them to lose an aligner or two during the treatment course. That is why the extra aligners are helpful to give teenagers a bit of breathing space should they find a particular aligner missing.
Further, Invisalign Teen offers a compelling solution that improves the oral hygiene of a teenager during the orthodontic treatment. Thanks to the use of removable aligners, teens enjoy a more comfortable straightening experience while still able to brush, floss and eat as they normally would.
For more information on how your teenager can achieve a straight and beautiful smile with Invisalign Teen call the Quality Dental team on (02) 9922 1159 or visit www.qualitydental.com.au