Is there a time in life when you’re more self-conscious about your appearance than your teenage years? If your teen has imperfect teeth, they can experience a significant blow to their confidence. Although traditional braces can correct misaligned teeth, they can make your teen even more embarrassed of their smile. That’s where Invisalign Teen comes in. This solution allows your teenager to maintain their appearance while gently moving their teeth into the desired position.
So what’s the difference between the standard Invisalign and Invisalign Teen treatment? They are fundamentally similar and follow the same process. However, Invisalign Teen includes small blue dots that indicate whether your teen is wearing the alignment trays properly. Over the course of the two weeks that they should have the trays in place, the blue dot will fade to white. If they are not complying with their treatment, the dots will remain blue. That way, you and our dentists can tell whether your teen is following instructions and staying on track. It also serves as a helpful reminder for your teen to know when they should switch the next set of trays.
Choosing Invisalign Teen over traditional metal braces has many advantages, including the following:
At Thrive Dental and Orthodontics, our team wants your teen to succeed in their teeth-straightening treatment. Here are some tips to help them get the best results as quickly and effectively as possible.
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign Teen or you’d like to get started, contact us at our Frisco, TX office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Coughlin. We can’t wait to help your teen gain the confidence to let their smile shine!