Invisalign® Teen is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment option which can straighten your teeth and improve your smile without anyone knowing you’re having treatment – not even your friends, unless you tell them of course.
The treatment uses a series of custom-made aligners which are manufactured from clear, medical-grade plastic. They’re safe to wear and comfortable because they’ve been specifically designed for your teeth using the latest 3D technology. But the best part of this treatment is that the aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat, brush and floss – and for a special occasion.
Invisalign® Teen treatment starts with a consultation where we assess your teeth and take digital impressions of their position using our iTero® digital scanner. This gives us an accurate picture of where your teeth currently sit and how much movement is required to get you a perfectly straight smile. These 3D scans are then used to make your Invisalign® Teen aligners, which look like thin sports mouthguards. Over the course of treatment, as an Invisalign® patient, you will be required to change your aligners every one to two weeks. Each new set has been manufactured in such a way to guide your teeth towards a straighter position. For optimal results, it is recommended you wear your aligners for 22 hours per day, so this gives you time to take them out for meals and snacks, sports practices, music lessons and when brushing after meals.
Traditional metal braces with their metal brackets and arch wires have been used in orthodontics for decades and for good reason. They get great results. But so too does Invisalign® Teen. These aligners can be used for major and minor orthodontic cases and can achieve the same result as the traditional appliances.Other benefits of Invisalign® include: