Creating Beautiful Smiles for Children, Teens, and Adults
What makes a teenager a good candidate for Invisalign Teen? Treatment with the Invisalign appliance as with fixed braces is most successful with a patient who works with the orthodontist to get the best result. I believe that offeringInvisalign Teen to our patients is a great way to encourage more young people toseek orthodontic treatment and improve their dental health. What are the benefits of treating teens with Invisalign Teen as opposed to traditional metal braces? Invisalign Teen matches more closely a Teen?s busy lifestyle.Because the aligners can be removed its easier to maintain good oral health. Even though the overall treatment time is similar to traditional braces, less time is actually spent in the orthodontist?s chair. Invisalign retainers help patientsmaintain a life long result. Do you find compliance to be a big issue with your Invialign Teen patients? If so, how do you work with your patients and their parents to overcome the problem? No more than with my fixed braces patients. The compliance indicators in the aligners are helpful to remind patients that they have made a commitment to wearing the aligners 22 hours a day. The blue dots on the aligner which disappear when the patient has worn the aligners 22 hours helps the patient and the doctor keep the treatment on track.Otherwise treatment stops and fixed braces will be placed.
Congratulations to our patient Samantha ,Teen Invisalign winner 2009!
Invisalign Teen was designed to address the unique needs of young
adults. The treatment aligners accommodate for the continuing and
natural eruption of young-adult permanent teeth. Invisalign Teen also
includes Compliance Indicators, which fade from blue to clear to
provide a visual gauge of approximate wear time.
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