Correcting misaligned teeth can be done at any age, but it is more effective in teenage years when your jaw bone and facial structure is still developing or when most of your permanent teeth have started growing. It is easier to realign the teeth from the roots at this stage than waiting until you are adult.
There are high chances that your teeth might still move out of alignment at this stage that is why your orthodontist will suggest the use of retainers every night to keep your teeth straight. Some teenagers are not always comfortable using metal braces. Invisalign has saved teens the discomfort of using metal braces to straighten their teeth.
2.1. Dental conditions that Invisalign teen braces can treat
2.2. Benefits of invisible teen braces over traditional metal braces
2.3. Special Features of Invisalign Teen Removable Aligner
4.2. Clear Braces
4.3. Lingual Braces
The Invisalign Teen works just the same way as the Invisalign Full, only that some features are added to make it ideal for teenage patients. In the Invisalign teen braces, clear aligners are customised according to personalised treatment plans, and they are fitted comfortably on the upper and the lower jaw. The aligners apply pressure to the teeth in certain places to move them into better alignment.
The teen aligners should be changed every two weeks, so your dentists must provide a new set of aligners to be used. It will be required that you come for a check-up every 6-10 weeks if the treatment is successful as planned. The duration for treatment varies depending on what is to be done; the total treatment time is about 12-18 months.
There are numerous benefits of straightening your teeth; they include:
Teeth straightening is an investment in your child’s future oral health. Misaligned teeth are always very hard to clean; they are likely to build up plaque, which might lead to tooth decay. The decayed tooth is more likely to need fillings as years go by. Teeth straightening has helped to maintain good oral hygiene that protects your teeth from tooth decay
Invisalign Teen braces have successfully been used to treat a wild range of dental conditions that were treated with traditional braces in the past. These conditions include:
Outlined below are some of the advantages of Invisalign over traditional metal braces:
The following are the features that come with Invisalign teen removable aligners that make them ideal for younger patients:
These features make Invisalign teen a good choice for parents who want the aesthetic benefits of invisible braces with little or no disadvantages.
Invisalign Teen costs about £2,500 – £5,000 based on the complexity and length of treatment required. Some clinic allows payment plans that help you spread the cost of treatment for your child.
You should look at the clinic in your area for the one with the best price because all private dental treatment costs vary from one dentist to the other.
The NHS gives free metal braces for individuals under the age of 18 in the UK, provided an orthodontist has identified a medical need for them. About 200,000 children and teenagers get braces in England and Wales yearly. Patients are allowed to have personalised metal braces branded in the colours of their choice, which makes it more fun to use.
If you are out for braces that are not too visible and you do not want to use Invisalign, here are some other options you can consider:
Invisalign Teen could be the best option for your teen if you are looking for braces that are not noticeable. You won’t need to bother about the discomfort of using the metal mouth braces if you use these clear aligners. Apart from comfort, there are special features designed, especially for teenagers.