Invisalign® for Teens is available from our Coquitlam orthodontists to help busy teens achieve a straighter smile. Invisalign for teens has been specially designed to meet the unique treatment challenges faced by teens.
Invisalign for Teens - Features
Many of our teenaged patients have used standard Invisalign to straighten their smile. However, during their treatment we discovered that they ran into some unique treatment challenges related simply to being in their teen years.
Invisalign for teens has been designed with three new features, specifically to address the orthodontic treatment challenges of busy teenagers.
When compared to our adult patients, teen patients tend to be less compliant with their Invisalign treatment. Teens are more likely to remove their aligners for longer periods than adults, and more frequently. Invisalign for teens' compliance indicators help address this issue and keep treatment on track.
Compliance indicators are small blue dots on the backs of the aligners that can help teens track how long they have worn a particular set of aligners. The blue dots gradually fade away once the aligners have been worn for two full weeks. Compliance indicators make it easy for teens to tell when they have worn the aligners as prescribed and when it's time to change to their next set of aligners.
Stageable Eruption Tabs
Designed with younger teens in mind, Invisalign for teens has stageable eruption tabs. Throughout the course of treatment, eruption tabs provide just the right amount of space for new adult teeth to grow in. This feature helps to provide room for the adult teeth, and gently guide them into their correct positions.
Teens tend to lose or damage their aligners more often than adults, that's why Invisalign for teens also comes with six sets of replacement aligners. Invisalign for teens' replacement aligners mean that even if a set of aligners are lost or damaged, treatment can continue without missing a beat.