Why Invisalign Teen?
With clear aligners, designed to enhance the teenager’s lifestyle, Invisalign Teen may be the perfect solution for your child. Allowing them to continue their favourite sports, take photos with confidence, play music instruments, or eat their favourite foods, this advanced treatment is often the teen’s preferred choice.
Invisalign Teen has been designed to address the growing person’s specific needs, taking care of teeth that are not fully erupted, bite alignment and other issues that may need correcting. The SmartTrack material of which the aligners are made is entirely translucent, smooth and comfortable for the teen to wear. And the small blue indicators help teens, parents, and orthodontists track each set of aligners’ wear and ensure the progress is on track.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
With Invisalign Teen, your child doesn’t need to worry about their appearance while straightening their teeth. The aligners are clear and virtually invisible.
Made from a clinically proven SmartTrack material, the Invisalign Teen’s aligners move the teeth without the need for metal attachments and wires, ensuring the most comfortable brace experience possible.
During treatment with Invisalign Teen, your child can continue to enjoy their favourite sports, foods, or activities without worrying about detaching the brackets or snapping a wire!
What can be treated with Invisalign Teen?
Crooked teeth (overcrowding)
If your teen’s teeth are overcrowded, the condition can worsen over time, making oral hygiene more difficult and leading to gum issues and caries.
The gums of people with gapped teeth are more exposed to bacteria from food and drink, often leading to inflammation and gum recess. If addressed during the development stage, the gaps can close easier and allow your child to grow with a healthy smile.
Did you know that an open bite can cause a speech impairment? When corrected, your teen’s speech can significantly improve, and the treatment will also help avoid uncomfortable or painful chewing experience.
With Invisalign Teen, our specialist orthodontist can correct your teen’s crossbite to avoid excessive wear and tear of specific teeth and ensure that their oral health remains perfect as they grow.
A correction of an overbite will not only help your child have a healthier smile, but it will also help improve their facial features and the health and appearance of the gums.
Underbite (Deep bite)
If left untreated, an underbite can cause excessive wear and tear of the teeth, as well as jaw pain and joint problems.
What makes Invisalign Teen a good enough alternative to traditional braces?
With teeth straightening becoming necessary at the age when we are still forming as individuals, we should consider braces’ appearance just as much as the efficiency. With Invisalign, parents can rest assured that they can count on both inconspicuous design and treatment, crafted to match a teen’s needs.
Each set of the Invisalign Teen aligners comes with a blue-wear indicator – a small dot at the back of each aligner, helping the orthodontist track how long the teen has worn the aligners and ensure that the treatment is progressing as predicted. Additionally, the 3D treatment design allows your teen to see how their teeth will look at the end of the treatment and stay motivated.
Alternatives to Invisalign Teen
If you or your teen would like to consider other options, at LDN Dental we’re delighted to offer a wide range of alternative solutions:
Traditional Metal or Clear braces
A fixed-brace treatment with a choice between clear or metal attachments, and an extensive range of elastics colours to choose from if your child wants to personalise their braces
Fixed entirely behind the teeth, lingual braces are the most inconspicuous brace treatment known at present.
Fixed Self-Ligating Braces
Innovation in the world of fixed braces, the self-ligating brackets do not require elastics to hold the wire. Instead, it is passed through a clip on the bracket, allowing the teeth to move more freely throughout the treatment.
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You can use our online booking service by clicking here. Alternatively, if you’d like to book an Invisalign Teen consultation for your child, you can call our receptionists or leave your name and number in the contact, and we’ll soon be in touch.
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