How Does Invisalign Teen Work?

For most teens, the idea of wearing a cage of metal braces is completely unbearable. Luckily, there is now an orthodontic option that utilizes clear plastic aligners instead of the unsightly metal. This product is known as Invisalign Teen, and here is a little more about how it works.

Invisalign Teen works very much like Invisalign Full, but it has some key differences. The first step in Invisalign Full or Invisalign Teen is finding a provider who offers Invisalign products. Once you have settled on a Pasadena Invisalign provider, he or she will take X-rays, pictures, and impressions of your teeth. These will then be sent to the Invisalign laboratories, where your aligners will be created. Aligners are usually worn for two weeks at a time, and then they are replaced with another stage of aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth one step closer to the desired outcome.

The treatment with Invisalign Teen is very similar to the treatment with Invisalign Full, but with some notable differences. One difference is that Invisalign Teen comes with six replacement aligners to give room for accidents and the possible loss of one. Another difference is that Invisalign Teen allows extra space for molars that have not yet erupted, and they can actually help guide these erupting morals into place. As an additional difference, Invisalign Teen has special indicators that let the doctors know if the teen is wearing their aligners for the required 20 to 22 hours a day. The last difference is that Invisalign Teen has a special feature that is designed to help move the roots of the teeth into place to correct alignment issues.

If you are curious about whether Invisalign Teen is right for you or your teen, schedule a consultation with our expert in Invisalign Teen in Pasadena today.


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