Invisalign Teen is a great option for teenagers who need to go through orthodontic work and do not want to advertise to the world that they are going through treatment. Invisalign Teen works very much like traditional Invisalign does, but there are a few key differences.
The basics of Invisalign Teen are the same as traditional Invisalign. In both versions, a series of clear plastic aligners are used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. Each set of aligners is worn for two weeks at a time before being replaced with a new set. Each aligner is designed to move your teeth one step closer to the treatment goal. The aligners must be worn for at least 22 hours a day in order for the treatment to be effective, though. This is where the differences come in. The Invisalign Teen aligners have a blue compliance dot built into them that lets their parents and our Invisalign dentist in Pasadena know if the teen is wearing the aligners for the required amount of time. Additionally, six replacement aligners come with Invisalign Teen. That way even if they lose an aligner or two, there will be no halt to their treatment. The last difference is that the aligners for Invisalign Teen have eruption tabs built into them to allow for the growth of second molars.
Contact our expert in Invisalign Teen in Pasadena to set up a consultation for your teen.