Invisalign teen is a method to straighten teeth. It works as well as the other traditional braces and has many advantages over the other methods. Since these are basically clear, plastic trays they are literally invisible to others. These trays fit snugly over your teeth as they are customized specially for your teeth. Invisalign utilizes a highly technical and scientific method to fabricate these customized trays. So, it is equally important that you go to an orthodontist who is an experienced expert at treating cases using Invisalign.
The initial consultation starts with impressions, which are then sent to the lab for tray fabrication. Your doctor will send specific instructions to the technician to ensure the trays are fabricated to achieve tooth movements as planned by your doctor. You will be given a 2-3 sets of trays. Each set needs to worn sequentially as instructed for a period of 2 weeks. Every 2 weeks, you move on to a new set and come in every 4-6 weeks to meet the doctor to ensure everything is going according to plan. You will also be given the next couple of tray sets. Treatment usually takes 1-2 years and then the retainers need to be worn for some time to anchor the teeth permanently in their new positions.
Invisalign Teen is slightly different than Invisalign for adults. The three basic differences are:
- The Invisalign Teen trays have small blue color dots on the aligners that act as compliance indicators. They fade in about two weeks if you are fastidious about wearing them as instructed. If you fail to comply, your doctor will know immediately and your treatment duration will also increase or you would have to wear metal braces instead.
- The probability of all permanent teeth having erupted is less in teenagers. Therefore, the Invisalign Teen trays have eruption tabs included to compensate for this fact.
- The Teen trays also come with replacement assurance for six aligners in case they get lost or cracked.
When you look for an orthodontist, make sure you look for a provider who sports the Invisalign Teen logo and who is a Top 1% in of preferred providers in your area. A teenager is still undergoing a lot of physical growth and development. So, it is essential to look for an expert who understands this well and is qualified to provide specialized treatment based on the requirements of a young, growing person.
Diamond Braces has experts who have been working with teenagers for years together. We understand the specifics that are essential and are the best 1% among all the Invisalign providers across the country. Consulting us is complimentary, so get in touch and we will offer you a great deal, a deal that could give you the smile you really want.