Invisalign® for teens is a unique line of clear aligners tailored to the needs of busy teenagers. Our Langley orthodontist explains how Invisalign for teens is different from Invisalign's aligners for adults.
While many teens use Invisalign to straighten their teeth, with standard Invisalign aligners, they ran into some unique issues related to just being a teenager!
Invisalign for teens now has a number of special features that make Invisalign orthodontic treatment easier for today’s busy teens.
Fact is, teen Invisalign patients tend to be less compliant with their treatment when compared to adult Invisalign patients. Teens are more likely to remove their aligners frequently, and for longer periods of time than prescribed.
Invisalign for teens helps to address this issue with the addition of compliance indicators. Compliance indicators are small blue dots that fade away after two full weeks of aligner wear, helping teens to keep track of how long they have been wearing a given set of aligners.
Stageable Eruption Tabs
Another feature of Invisalign for teens is that the aligners can be worn by younger teenagers whose adult teeth are not quite finished erupting. Eruption tabs allow space for the teeth to finish growing in over the course of the orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign for teens also comes with six sets of replacement aligners, because teenagers tend to lose or damage their aligners more often than adults. With Invisalign for teens, if a set of aligners is damaged or lost, treatment can continue without missing a beat!