It’s fairly common for teens to be concerned about how braces may affect their appearance. With Invisalign Teen, you can get the affects of braces without the appearance. The teenage years are one of the most effective times for orthodontic treatment. There are options to help your teens straighten their teeth, without subjecting them to a significant change in appearance.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign Teen aligners are clear, removable, comfortable, and customized for your mouth. You won’t have to eliminate certain kinds of foods from your diet. Whether you are eating popcorn or caramel, the removable aspect of these aligners will allow you to eat whatever your heart desires. Additionally, this can make it safer to play sports, because Invisalign aligners won’t cause damage to the inside of your mouth.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a series of aligners to straighten your teeth. Each aligner is worn for around two weeks. They should be removed only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. Each additional aligner will move the teeth a little bit at a time until the straightening process is complete. The patient typically has to visit our office every six weeks. This will ensure that treatment continues to be effective. Treatment time varies between individuals, but on average, treatment lasts nine to fifteen months. Obtaining regular visits will help you complete your treatment process in as little time as possible.
Benefits of Invisalign
Teenagers can have a significant amount of stress in their life. They’re trying to figure out how to complete their homework, school activities, social events, and more into their already busy schedules. Obtaining braces can cause even more unnecessary stress, especially when it is time for yearbook pictures. Fortunately, with Invisalign Teen treatment, you won’t have to change your lifestyle.
Am I A Candidate?
To determine if Invisalign Teen is right for your child, we recommend contacting our Bountiful orthodontic office to schedule an appointment. Certain parameters need to be met to qualify for Invisalign. Normally the clinical criteria include;
- Less than 2mm of spacing or crowding per arch
- Less than 2mm of midline correction needed
- Less than 1.5mm of dental expansion per arch
- Minimal rotation of bicuspids, incisors, and cuspids
Dr. Bailey will assess your teen’s mouth to determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment needed to properly align the teeth. Depending upon the overall structure of the jaw and teeth, some teens will need tooth removal before starting treatment to provide enough space for the teeth to shift position. It is common for teens to undergo wisdom tooth removal, helping to reduce crowing and painful dental problems. Talk to our staff about wisdom teeth removal as we can provide resources to help.
Schedule Your Invisalign Teen Appointment Today!
These aligners are an exceptionally comfortable option for straightening your teeth. They won’t even impact your extracurricular activities. You will be able to play sports, instruments, and perform all of your necessary tasks. Invisalign Teen is the perfect solution for straightening your teeth without disrupting your busy lifestyle. To learn more about the best treatment for your situation, contact us at Bailey Orthodontics, 801-292-1222.