Every mouth is different, just as everyone’s wants and needs differ. Because of this, there’s no “one size fits all” in orthodontics. Here at the Schulhof Center we cater your orthodontic treatment to fit you, the individual. That’s why we provide orthodontic treatments for people in all stages of life, including Invisalign catered to teens.
Invisalign is a great fit for teens whose orthodontic wish-list often includes high aesthetic concern while also being able to incorporate an active lifestyle. Teens want to achieve a healthy straight smile without dealing with some of the drawbacks associated with traditional braces, such as having a mouth full of unsightly brackets and wiring. Conversely Invisalign Teen consists of a series of clear removable aligners that are virtually invisible when worn. The result of this is a discreet and comfortable treatment which no one will know you’re wearing.
Why choose Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a specialized system of Invisalign that uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom formed to each individual. As opposed to traditional metal braces, these aligner trays are made of a clear, smooth high-tech plastic and are simply worn over the teeth. These aligners are changed approximately every 2 weeks as they gradually shift the teeth into their desired position producing a beautiful, straight smile.
Treating mild to severe cases, Invisalign offers many practical advantages over traditional braces. These include:
- Less dietary restrictions
- Easier maintenance of proper oral hygiene leading to a healthier smile.
- Increased comfort because the smooth plastic aligners are not damaging to the tissues
- Less speech disturbance.
In addition the aligners won’t interfere with playing a musical instrument and they’re also safe to wear while playing sports and being active.
Along with providing comfort and aesthetics, Invisalign Teen treatment fits perfectly into busy schedules. The system of aligners require less office visits than traditional braces. Following the initial appointment, when worn correctly, follow-ups are only needed once every 4-6 weeks. For teens balancing school, work, and social schedules, it provides an excellent benefit.
How does Invisalign Teen treatment work?
At your initial appointment Dr. Schulhof and his highly skilled team will assess your needs, examine and take images, making digital molds of your teeth and mouth. From those molds the Invisalign aligners are custom made.
Once your aligners are ready, you begin wearing the first tray. It is important to wear the aligners at least 20-22 hours per day or as recommended by Dr. Schulhof. You will change your aligner at home every 2 weeks. There is a blue indicator on the side of the aligner that will fade if they have been worn properly. This allows Dr. Schulhof to view accurate compliance, as well as alerting you that it is time to move on to the next aligner. Each aligner moves the teeth a small fraction until over the course of treatment, your teeth are back into correct alignment.
Only an experienced orthodontist can determine if Invisalign Teen is right for you. Visit us here are The Schulhof Center where we can work together to review your individual needs and determine your ideal orthodontic treatment. Dr. Schulhof and his team will ensure you the best experience and ultimately provide you with a confident beautiful smile. To find out more, get in touch today and book your consultation.