In this month’s blog let’s talk about being a teenager, we all remember what it’s like (we’ve all been there!), your child’s teenage years can be tough. Teenagers can be incredibly self-conscious and having crooked, overcrowded or mis-aligned teeth is incredibly common whilst children are growing.
Beautiful teeth are an asset, and a great smile is something you should want to show off but how do you get there? A metal ‘train track’ brace is the immediate solution that springs to mind for most people. However, the thought of wearing an equally unsightly and sometimes uncomfortable brace will put many teens off.
What are the options for treatment that will give amazing results, with little disruption to your child’s lifestyle and be practically invisible? Invisalign Teen, part of the Invisalign family, has been specially developed with older children and teenage patients in mind (11-18 years). The Invisalign treatment uses a series of custom-made clear ‘invisible’ trays, called aligners. These aligners are made of smooth clear plastic and are removable, they work by gradually moving teeth into the desired position, and can treat conditions such as crooked teeth, gaps, overcrowding and crossbites.
The aligners are worn both day and night, for a minimum of 22 out of 24 hours but a huge advantage compared to the fixed traditional braces is that Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, playing sports and special occasions! Invisalign Teen aligners also have a colour indicator which changes when they have been worn for the recommended time. The Invisalign Teen system will fit in really well with your child’s busy life!
If you are considering Invisalign Teen for your child, you might like to know that the aligners are custom-made and consider the growth and development of teeth and jaws during the teenage years. The aligners are designed to cope with the eruption of canines, second premolars and molars and in many cases the Invisalign Teen treatment can move teeth without the need of extractions as is the case with conventional braces.
Blyton Dental offer a free Invisalign Teen consultation where we will take 3D digital images of your child’s mouth with our state-of-the-art iTero® scanner. The iTero scanner looks like a small wand and is a great way of capturing images of the inside of the mouth quickly and comfortably without any mess or discomfort. Using the iTero scanner, we can also show you the end results of your Invisalign treatment!
Investing in your child’s teeth and enabling them to smile with confidence could be one of the best decisions you make for them. Our experienced orthodontic team will guide you through the Invisalign treatment process. Invisalign is a safe, reliable and effective teeth straightening treatment which will leave your teenager smiling with confidence. If you want to know more about Invisalign Teen, please do not hesitate to speak to one of Blyton Dentals friendly team.