Teens are known for being naturally self-conscious – after all, they are growing and still developing their sense of identity. Having crooked teeth can be a challenge for teens, but using traditional metal and bracket braces as a solution can often make this acute sense of self-consciousness even worse.
Invisalign Teen is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment solution for teens with mild to severe cases, including underbite, overbite, overcrowding and gaps between teeth.
When the stigma of braces is taken away, most teens will fully embrace the opportunity to straighten their teeth and improve the health of their mouth and their smile for a lifetime.
How are Invisalign braces different?
Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them for a minimum of 22 hours per day.
A new set of aligners is begun about every two weeks, gradually shifting your teen’s teeth into place and helping them achieve a smile they will want to show off.
How effective is Invisalign and how long does it take?
Invisalign teen has been shown to be as effective as traditional braces and the average treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces. The treatment time will depend on the severity of your teen’s case and will be estimated during your Invisalign consultation at Downtown Dental Group.
Advantages of Invisalign teen
Does your teen play sports or musical instruments? Would your teen be upset if their diet were limited?
With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without the worry of being hit in the mouth, which can cause real damage in braces.
For the musical teen, Invisalign allows them to remove their aligners to play their instruments properly.
With braces, there is a long list of foods your teen shouldn’t eat, from popcorn to apples and raw carrots. With Invisalign, your teen can simply remove their aligners and eat as normal. The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Does my dental insurance cover Invisalign teen?
Many dental insurance plans cover orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign. It’s best to check directly with your extended health insurance carrier to see what is covered. If finances are an issue, Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group offers financing plans which can help get your teen’s treatment started without delay.
What if my teen loses an Invisalign aligner?
We understand that teenagers are prone to losing items. Therefore, we offer up to six replacement aligners for free. In the event that an aligner is lost, just let us know right away and we’ll help you replace it at no cost.
How many visits to the dental clinic will Invisalign teen involve?
The good news is that Invisalign Teen often requires less time with at the dental clinic than traditional braces do. After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled for every four to six weeks.
Contact Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group today to make an appointment for your teen!