Why choose Invisalign teen instead of braces?
St Paul’s is here to help bring that smile back onto your Teen’s face by using Invisalign Teen to straighten their teeth without the need for metal wires and brackets.
By being a clear alternative to braces, Invisalign Teen was designed to address the unique needs of young adults. The treatment can correct many orthodontic problems such as close gaps between teeth, straighten crooked and buck teeth. The treatment aligners also accommodate for the continuing and natural eruption of young-adult permanent teeth. Replacement aligners are provided if any aligners are accidentally lost, broken or stolen.
There are many advantages for a teenager to choose Invisalign over more traditional braces.
Invisible braces, beautiful smile!
Invisalign teen aligners are hardly visible as they are clear so you can smile for any photo and not be embarrassed!
Play your instruments!
When playing wind instruments, brackets and wires from braces can get in the way. You get used to the Invisalign Teen aligners easily as they are barely noticeable, causing no interference with your performance.
Don’t stop playing sport due to worry about the possibility of getting a wire caught in your lip or a bracket getting lodged in your inside cheek! Invisalign Teen requires no wires and no brackets, just an aligner similar to a mouth guard, yet much more discrete. If need be, just remove the aligner for the necessary duration of time.
Eat your favourite foods
Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, so you can eat whatever you like!
Invisalign Teen aligners include Compliance Indicators that fade from blue to clear as a visual gauge of approximate wear time.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment involves making a set of virtually invisible custom-fit aligners, which are to be worn for about two weeks, that can be removed as needed, such as when eating, drinking, brushing and flossing your teeth, playing sports, or for special occasions, but as long as they are worn for around 22 hours each day to be effective. Each aligner is replaced with the next set in the series, your teeth will slowly align week by week until they have straightened to the desired position your orthodontist or dentist has prescribed. You'll visit your dentist every few weeks to ensure that your Invisalign treatment is progressing. The total duration of the treatment can average between 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18-30, but can vary from case to case.
So, in brief, here are the reasons why Invisalign Teen could work for your young adult
- It is a suitable treatment option in most situations
- It is a reasonably priced treatment option
- It is a healthy option
- The aligners are almost invisible
- The aligners are convenient to wear during activities and to remove when necessary