You recall being a teenager, don’t you? The awkwardness, the need to belong—add the element of poor teeth to these emotions, and you’re likely to feel uncomfortable about your appearance. This then leads to a lack of confidence and anxiety. Your teenaged kids are not immune to these feelings. With Invisalign, you can help your kids regain confidence and achieve their full potential.
Invisalign Teen® is an “invisible” way to straighten teeth. Unlike traditional steel braces with their wires and brackets, this innovative option uses a series of clear aligners. Your teenaged kids’ teeth are gradually shifted into place with Invisalign. Teens, Corona dentists share, can say goodbye to the restrictions of metal brackets. They can feel comfortable and eat what they want with the “invisible” aligners.
Corona dentists also add these five other details parents may want to know about Invisalign.
- Invisalign will correct a wide range of dental problems.
Invisalign can correct overbites, underbites, or crooked teeth. It can also address wide gaps and overcrowding of teeth. But you will have to get your teen evaluated to determine candidacy for the treatment. If for some reason the first orthodontist you go to rejects your teenaged kid as a candidate, try to get a second opinion.
- The clear aligners work best when worn 20 to 22 hours each day.
Invisalign Teen delivers greater results when your teens wear it 20 to 22 hours every day. Most teens, according to a clinical study, wear the clear aligners just under 21 hours each day.
Don’t worry if your teen seems a bit dodgy on details about having Invisalign; the innovative option to traditional braces come with blue indicators, which fade over time when used as recommended. Your dentist can then check if your teen is complying with directions.
- Your teen’s Invisalign needs replacement every two weeks.
Your teen needs to get new clear aligners every two weeks as he or she advances to the next stage of the treatment process. And check ups may be recommended every six weeks to monitor your teen’s progress.
- Treatment time is comparable to traditional braces.
The average treatment time will be the same as when your teen gets metal braces. Some cases may require longer time, but this depends on the severity of the dental problem. And only an orthodontist can tell you that time frame.
- The cost of Invisalign for teens will vary.
Aside from the complexity of the treatment, the cost of Invisalign will also depend on your orthodontist, as some clinics can offer affordable and flexible payment plans. You can also manage the cost by speaking to your dental insurance provider as some policies cover Invisalign.