Many teens are self-conscious about their appearance and cannot face the idea
of wearing traditional metal braces. Invisalign Teen can provide an excellent
and discreet solution.
With Invisalign Teen, teenagers and adolescents can achieve a more attractive, healthy smile using aligners that are convenient and comfortable to wear. Treatment is highly predictable and customized for each child.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen uses the same comfortable Invisalign aligners, and which are made from clear, BPA-free plastic. They are specifically designed to be easy to insert and remove and are custom-made to fit snugly around teeth. The aligners apply gentle force, producing controlled tooth movements. They are engineered to move teeth effectively and sometimes more quickly compared with conventional braces.
How Does Invisalign for Teens Work?
The aligners are worn all the time and ideally are only removed during mealtimes and for brushing and flossing. Treatment is based on using a series of aligner sets. Teens wear each set of aligners is used for two weeks before discarding them. They then begin to wear the next set in the series. Treatment continues in this way until teeth are fully straightened.
Can Invisalign Teen Treat Complex Bite Problems?
Invisalign Teen uses advanced technologies designed to treat more serious bite problems that would normally have required conventional braces treatment.
What are Special Attachments for Invisalign?
Our dentists can include special attachments, which are small tooth-colored shapes, and these increase the effectiveness of Invisalign treatment. They are attached to teeth before treatment begins, allowing us to achieve more complex tooth movements. The attachments are extremely small and hardly noticeable but allow the aligners to apply the right amount of pressure in the correct direction. Not every teen will need these attachments as their use depends on the tooth movements required.
What Are Precision Wings on Invisalign?
Overbites, where the upper jaw bites too far in front o the lower jaw, are a common issue affecting adolescents and teens. Invisalign can utilize special precision wings designed to reposition the lower jaw gradually. These wings not only correct the child’s bite but can also help to create a more pleasing facial profile by improving the appearance of their chin.
What Are the Benefits of Teen Invisalign?
- Easy to Use: Just like adult Invisalign, Invisalign for Teens is easy to use. The aligners are removable for mealtimes and for brushing and flossing. There is no need for special tools to clean around fussy brackets and wires. However, it is important to clean teeth thoroughly after eating and to clean the aligners regularly, so they remain fresh and hygienic.
- Accountability: For Invisalign treatment to be successful, the aligners must be worn at least 22 hours each day, preferably only removed for meals and oral hygiene. Adolescents and teens must understand that compliance is crucial when using Invisalign. If needed, the Invisalign aligners can have a blue-colored indicator dot that fades with use. It can be a useful tool in helping users stay on track but is optional.
Do you have any questions about Invisalign for Teen in Queens, NY? Would you like to schedule an appointment with the leading Invisalign dentist of Gentle Dental, please contact our Bayside office for a consultation at (718) 461-0100.