As the new school year is just around the corner, your teenager may be thinking about how to improve their look. They may be switching up their hair, adding their own personality to their school uniform or even looking into different options if they have been recommended for teeth straightening treatment. Invisalign treatment is available specifically for teenagers and is called - Invisalign Teen.
If, as a parent, you are researching Invisalign for teens, we have a few things that both you and your child should consider with Invisalign Teen in regards to how it fits in with daily routines and caring for the aligners.
Invisalign Teen uses transparent custom-moulded aligners, just like you would expect from regular Invisalign. These aligners are used to guide the teeth into position for a straighter smile. The difference with Invisalign Teen is that they include special features, such as:
● Blue wear indicators which help you, your teenager and the dental practitioner to gauge wear time.
● Special features to compensate for the eruption of canines, second premolars and second molars.
● Six free individual replacement aligners provided in case your teen’s aligner gets misplaced or lost.
Invisalign Teen can easily slot into their daily life. Firstly, thanks to the clear aligners, their self esteem shouldn’t be affected, as the braces will be hardly noticeable when worn. This makes them ideal for school photo day, selfie taking and social situations.
Invisalign is also a low maintenance option when compared to traditional braces. If your teen follows the Invisalign care advice provided by your dental practitioner, the aligners should be easy to clean and they shouldn’t need to worry about avoiding certain foods since you take them out to eat.
Following the guidance from the Invisalign website, the recommended method for cleaning your aligners is by brushing and rinsing them in warm water and using either special cleaning tablets or the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals.
Also, if your teen takes their Invisalign aligners out to eat, remind them to brush their teeth after each meal before fitting the aligners back in. This helps maintain excellent oral hygiene.
If you have any questions regarding how to clean Invisalign, please ask your dental practitioner during your appointment who will be happy to explain.
At Marsh House Orthodontics we aim to provide a friendly and relaxed specialist orthodontic practice in London offering a choice of treatments for both adults and children, with the latest braces and appliances, including invisible braces.
If you are interested in Invisalign for teens, book a consultation with our practice so a dental professional can assess the situation and provide advice on possible next steps. In the meantime, you can explore our website for more information on Invisalign Teen as well as the other services we have to offer here.