To many teens image is everything, and at an age where image is so important, metal brackets and wires do not sound like the next hottest thing. The good news is that there is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces! If you are looking to begin orthodontic treatment, don’t forget to ask Dr. Harman about Invisalign Teen®.
How does Invisalign Teen® work?
Much in the same way as Invisalign® but with a few added characteristics tailored specifically to the teenage lifestyle. For instance, Invisalign Teen® is designed with compliance indicators that fade from dark to light during the two-week period of which that particular tray is used. Once the indicator has faded teens know to change trays. Also, each aligner comes with up to six free individual replacement aligners in case the original aligner ends up lost or broken, another big benefit for teens!
Is Invisalign Teen® an effective orthodontic treatment?
For Invisalign Teen to be the most effective, follow the following guidelines.
- Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks
- Remove the aligners only to eat, drink, brush and floss
- Wear the aligners for a minimum of 20-22 hours per day
- Visit Harman Orthodontics every 8-10 weeks for a check-up
- See your dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings
Find out if Invisalign Teen is right for you! Contact us at 913.782.7223 or visit our Kansas City, MO orthodontist office to schedule an appointment for your teen TODAY!