A Discreet Alternative to Traditional Braces
Discover the power of Invisalign® Teen, a modern approach to orthodontic care that transcends the limitations of traditional braces. From capturing moments with friends to relishing meals without restrictions, Invisalign offers a discreet alternative that aligns teeth with precision and speed, ensuring a confident smile for your teenager.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a revolutionary orthodontic solution designed for adolescents. Unlike traditional braces with visible wires and brackets, Invisalign Teen utilizes clear, virtually invisible aligners, providing a discreet and comfortable teeth-straightening experience.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Discreet Confidence Boost
Say goodbye to the self-consciousness associated with traditional braces. Invisalign Teen allows your adolescent to straighten their teeth discreetly, enhancing their confidence in social and personal settings.
Comfortable and Convenient
The clear aligners are removable, enabling teens to enjoy meals without restrictions and participate in sports without the discomfort of metal wires. The flexibility and comfort of Invisalign Teen aligners make orthodontic treatment a seamless part of their lifestyle.
Faster Results with Precision
Invisalign Teen works up to two times faster than traditional braces. The aligners, customized for each individual through digital 3D modeling, apply precise pressure to align teeth. This results in a faster and less uncomfortable journey to a straighter smile.
Blue Dot Indicator
Parents can track how often their teens are wearing their aligners thanks to the innovative blue dot indicator on the back of the set. If the blue dot hasn’t faded by the end of the day, it means your teen isn’t wearing their aligners for the required 20 to 22 hours.
Candidacy for Invisalign Teen
Candidacy for Invisalign aligners depends on a patient’s:
- Age Range: Invisalign Teen is for teenagers who have most of their adult teeth. Typically, it is suitable for ages 12-19.
- Orthodontic Issues: It’s effective for various orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
- Responsibility: Invisalign Teen is ideal for responsible patients who can commit to wearing the aligners for 20-22 hours a day.
- Compliance: The success of the treatment depends on consistent wear. Candidates should be committed to following the orthodontist’s instructions.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
Your teens’ journey to a straighter smile with Invisalign may include:
- Digital Precision: The journey begins with the advanced iTero Element® scanner, creating a detailed 3D model of your teen’s teeth. This digital precision allows for the customization of Invisalign Teen aligners. Each set is uniquely designed for your teen, ensuring a precise and comfortable fit.
- Gradual Alignment: Once treatment commences, your teenager will receive a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks. These aligners are strategically crafted to apply the right amount of pressure to guide the teeth gradually into their desired positions. This gradual alignment minimizes discomfort, setting Invisalign Teen apart from traditional braces.
- Predictable Progress: The innovative iTero technology not only aids in aligner design but also provides a glimpse into the future. Your teen can visualize the anticipated results, fostering confidence throughout the treatment journey. This predictive element is a unique advantage of Invisalign Teen, offering a clear path to a confident and beautiful smile.
Maintaining Invisalign Teen Aligners
To maintain good oral health during treatment and keep your aligners in good shape, it’s best to adhere to the following guidelines:
- Cleaning: Clean the aligners daily with a soft toothbrush and clear, anti-bacterial soap. Avoid using hot water, as it can warp the plastic.
- Storage: When not in use, store the aligners in their case. This helps prevent loss or damage, and it’s a hygienic option.
- Eating and Drinking: Remove aligners before eating or drinking anything except water. This prevents staining and damage to the aligners.
- Oral Hygiene: Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing after meals before putting the aligners back in. This prevents plaque buildup.
- Follow-up Appointments: Attend regular follow-up appointments with your orthodontist to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned.
- Lost or Damaged Aligners: If an aligner becomes lost or damaged, contact your orthodontist immediately. They will guide the next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
How old do you need to be for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is for adolescents, typically ranging from the early teenage years to young adulthood. A consultation with Dr. Grussmark can determine the most suitable timing for your teen’s orthodontic journey.
How do I know if my teen is wearing their aligners enough?
Invisalign Teen aligners feature a convenient blue dot indicator, providing a visual signal to ensure your teen is adhering to the recommended wear time.
Are there sports restrictions with Invisalign Teen?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, eliminating sports restrictions. Your teen can actively engage in their favorite sports without compromising their orthodontic treatment.
Are there dietary restrictions with Invisalign Teen?
No, there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign Teen. The removable aligners allow your teen to enjoy their favorite foods without the limitations posed by traditional braces.
Straighten Your Teeth Without the Hassle of Metal Wires
Every facet of Invisalign treatment harmonizes to deliver exceptional results. Advanced technology, personalized treatment planning, and virtually invisible aligners culminate in a smile that exudes confidence.
Say yes to a smile transformation and call our Miami office at 305-842-3672 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Grussmark. Embark on the first step toward a beautiful, confident smile for your teen. We welcome patients from Miami Beach, Key Biscayne, and Brickell, FL.