Contrary to conventional fixed braces, Invisalign Teen allows you to remove the aligners, which means you can continue to enjoy your normal life. So you can continue regular daily activities, whether that’s playing sports, musical instruments or even eating and drinking, while still being able to brush and floss with ease.
Like so many things in life, it’s not just looking good that matters. Feeling good matters too. Thanks to its flexibility and the absence of metal wires, Invisalign Teen is particularly suited for continued brushing and flossing and is gentle on your teeth and mouth – so you won’t have to worry about the constant irritation and inconvenience associated with metal braces.
How does Invisalign Teen work and what‘s so good about it?
Similar to a treatment with conventional braces, At Pearl Dental Clinic we will initially take photographs, x-rays, impressions of your teeth and make a treatment plan. These records are then sent to Align Technology where they will be scanned and turned in to a 3D digital representation of your teeth. This allows us to continue to plan your treatment in 3D from start to finish and then show you the projected end results.
In other words you can have a “designer smile”! After your virtual course of treatment has been finalised you will be able to see the movement of your teeth in a 3D animation. A series of aligners will then be custom manufactured for you. The aligners are made from a lightweight plastic material and will fit around only your teeth and will be changed every two weeks for a new one.
Each aligner is slightly different from the previous one and moves your teeth gently into the desired position and a smile you‘ll be proud of. The length of treatment may vary dependant on the severity of your case. On average cases take approximately 9-18 months.
Who’s eligible for Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen treatment can be used for patients who have erupting or erupted permanent dentition. This includes most teens. call us on 0208 547 9997 to book a consultation to see if you qualify to start treatment today.
How long does Invisalign Teen treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on the severity of your case and can only be determined by our dentists; however, the average case takes about 9-18 months.
Does Invisalign really work?
Yes. In practices worldwide, Invisalign has been effective at straightening teeth for teens and adults. Over 52,000 practitioners have already treated almost a million people with Invisalign worldwide.
What are some other advantages of Invisalign Teen over traditional braces?
In addition to continued and in some cases improved oral hygiene, an active lifestyle is made simpler when wearing Invisalign Teen, as opposed to the fixed wire and brackets. Since the device is removable, it is easy for you to play sports, an instrument and generally live your life as you would normally.
Is Invisalign as effective as traditional braces?
When worn according to our recommendation, Invisalign Teen is as effective as traditional braces for most types of treatment.
What happens if the aligners are not worn for the recommended amount of time?
Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn according to our recommendation. Overall, we find the aligners are most effective if worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks and removed only for eating, brushing, and flossing.
What happens if you lose one or both of your aligners?
In the event that an aligner is lost, you should contact us right away. Dependent on your treatment progress, we may tell you to go back and wear the previous set of aligners and then we’ll order a new set of aligners to replace the ones that were lost or have you move to the next set of aligners immediately.
How much time will you spend in/at your visits?
After the initial appointment, follow-up appointments are usually scheduled every four to six weeks to check on progress and to provide you with the next sets of aligners.
Is it easy to keep your teeth clean with Invisalign Teen?
Yes! Invisalign Teen allows you to remove the aligners for eating or brushing your teeth, so it is much easier to maintain proper oral hygiene with the product than it is with traditional metal braces. Best of all, food will not get caught on any fixed brackets and wires, since Invisalign is removable and wire-free! Studies have shown the oral health benefits of using Invisalign.*
If you are 18 years old, should you use Invisalign or Invisalign Teen?
We can tell you which product may suit you better after the consultation. Although you may be a suitable candidate for other Invisalign products, you may benefit from some of the new features that Invisalign Teen system offers.
Our Practice is open seven days a week from 8am till 11pm. You can book a free Invisalign Teen consultation with one of our experienced dentists by calling 0208 547 9997 or emailing us for further information or to arrange a consultation.