Invisalign For Teens: An Overview
Waterford, Norwich, & Groton, CT
At OASECT, Drs. O’Leary and Hack understand the pressure that our teenage patients are under. That’s why our orthodontic practice offers a subtle but effective way to give your teen the straight, beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen involves clear plastic aligners that are less noticeable than regular metal braces. Because the clear plastic aligners are nearly invisible, patients don’t have to be self-conscious about their smiles during their orthodontic treatment. You will go through several sets of aligners during treatment, each one designed to gradually improve the alignment of your teeth.
Invisalign Teen was created with teenagers’ specific needs in mind. Because a teen’s jaw structure is still developing, Drs. O’Leary and Hack have to do more than just correct tooth alignment: they must also consider the jawline’s constantly changing structure. Invisalign Teen allows for this development and guarantees that patients have a smile they can be proud of.
Benefits Of Invisalign For Teens
Subtle Orthodontic Treatment
Because of its numerous advantages, Invisalign for Teens is increasingly becoming a popular orthodontic treatment choice for teenagers. Invisalign transparent aligners are practically invisible, unlike traditional braces, making them a much more appealing option for teens who are self-conscious about their appearance. This is especially important for teenagers who wish to enjoy big moments like graduation or prom without having to hide their smiles due to braces.
With Invisalign, you won’t have to bother about rubber bands or bracket maintenance. All you have to do is wear your aligners for 20-22 hours a day when you’re not eating, and you’ll notice your smile gradually shifting into position. Brushing and flossing is much easier with the removable trays as well. Just be sure to thoroughly remove all food particles before putting your tray back in.
Enjoy Your Favorite Activities
Teenagers are active, and their orthodontic treatment must be able to keep up with them, which makes Invisalign an ideal option. The accessibility of Invisalign makes it easy to perform sports and participate in musical activities without worrying about traditional braces cutting their cheeks or lips or if the food they eat will damage their equipment!
Invisalign aligners are also custom-made for each unique patient, resulting in a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
How To Protect Your Invisalign
Keep the following precautions in mind to best protect your Invisalign clear aligners. Follow the advice of Drs. O’Leary and Hack to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey during your Invisalign treatment.
Thoroughly Clean Your Teeth
Clean your teeth to keep your Invisalign in place. Brush and floss before replacing your aligners to avoid any buildup that may become caught between the aligners and your teeth.
Clean The Trays
An essential piece of advice for preserving your Invisalign is to keep your aligners clean. To rinse the aligners, use lukewarm water rather than boiling water, which may damage the material.
Correctly Storing Your Aligners
A final piece of advice for protecting your Invisalign is to keep them in the container we provide. When you remove your aligners to eat or brush your teeth, put them back in their case to avoid harming them or losing one of the aligners.
Spark Clear Aligners For Teens
OASECT offers another effective option for clear aligners for teens: Spark Aligners. Though very similar to Invisalign, there are just a few differences, the biggest being the material used to make the aligners. Invisalign uses a patented plastic material, while Spark Aligners also uses a patented plastic material that is thinner and more resistant to stains. Both Invisalign and Spark Aligners help fix rotated teeth, overcrowding and bite issues. Both options have the potential to produce outstanding results for your teen! Schedule a consultation with Drs. O’Leary and Hack to decide which option is best for your teen!