Invisalign Teen can be a great way to correct a wide range of dental concerns without having to wear traditional train track-style braces and worry about any major impact on your daily life. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign Teen, or if you’re a parent of a teen looking for a solution for your teen, this guide will tell you everything you need to know. We’ll cover what Invisalign Teen is, the pros of choosing it, straighten out any potential concerns it’s worth knowing, how much Invisalign costs and how long treatment takes. Keep reading to get aligned with Invisalign Teen.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Just like Invisalign, Invisalign Teen is a type of orthodontic treatment for teens that uses clear, removable aligners instead of traditional metal braces. The only major difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is that Invisalign Teen aligners are specially designed to accommodate the unique needs of adolescents, such as their potential for jaw growth. In addition, they offer added convenience since they can be taken out while eating, brushing, and playing sports.
How Does Invisalign Teen Work?
Invisalign uses state of the art technology, combined with scans of your current teeth to determine your treatment plan, mapping out the exact movements of your teeth from start to finish. Once the treatment plan is in place, your bespoke aligners are produced.
Through treatment, you will receive a number of different aligners. Each is worn for roughly 2-3 weeks at a time before swapping over to the next set. Gradually moving teeth into the desired final position.
Invisalign Teen Benefits
Wave goodbye to troublesome train track style braces and say hello to the convenient clear aligners of Invisalign Teen. This treatment option has seen tremendous growth in recent years largely due to the myriad of benefits it brings. We’ve covered the key ones, here:
Life as a teen is tricky enough without having to worry about showing off your smile with traditional fixed braces. Invisalign Teen is a discreet treatment option that’s virtually invisible, meaning the majority of people won’t even notice it’s there. So you can go about your day with the confidence to continue to smile whilst undergoing treatment.
Another major benefit of Invisalign is it’s a removable treatment option meaning you can still eat and drink whatever you wish. All you need to do is easily remove your aligners, pop them into the case and brush them before you put them back in again.
One of the best things about Invisalign is its ability to be able to correct a wide range of dental problems. It can help with: tooth alignment, overbite, underbite, crossbite, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, crowded teeth, general tooth shape, and the list goes on. As long as your case isn’t severe, Invisalign Teen is ideal for you!
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign Teen is made with comfort in mind. Traditional braces are known to cause irritation through metal brackets and wires. Using plastic aligners, Invisalign Teen is pain-free. The only minor discomfort you might feel is when you swap between each new set of aligners while your teeth and gums adjust.
Less time spent at the dentist
Invisalign Teen requires fewer visits to the dentist than fixed braces. Whether it’s to fix wires or for tightening, traditional braces can require frequent visits to your practice. With Invisalign Teen, visits to the dentist are minimal and when you do need to go in, it’ll usually just be for a checkup to see how your treatment is progressing.
Invisalign Teen Considerations
Just like any treatment option, there are some considerations you need to be aware of before you begin. And Invisalign Teen is no different.
For Invisalign Teen to work effectively, it requires the patient to wear the aligners for 20-22 hours a day. If you’re forgetful or feel like you won’t be able to stick to this schedule, this treatment might not be for you.
Invisalign Teen comes with everything you need to keep your aligners safe including a carry case. But just like your keys or phone, it’s easy to misplace them especially as you’ll take them everywhere with you. Of course, aligners can be replaced but this comes at a cost.
Always try to store your aligners in the same place when you’re not wearing them. Whether that be the same pocket in your bag or on a bedside table. That way, you won’t incur any replacement costs.
How Much Does Invisalign Cost For Teens?
Invisalign Teen costs differ from practice to practice. At Ollie & Darsh, treatment is £2999 but you don’t need to pay this all in one go. We make the cost of treatment manageable with our interest free payment plan. This plan allows you to spread the cost of your Invisalign treatment (and any other treatment) over 10, 12 or 24 months.
How Long Does Invisalign Teen Treatment Take?
Each Invisalign case is different and depends on the severity of dental concerns. The average treatment time for Invisalign Teen is anywhere between 12-18 months from start to finish.
Of course, you can ensure a quicker treatment process if you follow the recommended 20-22 hours a day of wearing your aligners, as well as, being diligent with your cleaning routine.
Why Choose Ollie & Darsh For Invisalign?
At Ollie & Darsh we’re Diamond Apex Invisalign providers meaning we represent the top 0.5% of Invisalign providers across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. This accolade is received by only the highest quality practices that have provided the most Invisalign treatments in the industry.
We’ve treated thousands of people with Invisalign over the course of 14 years, giving our patients a smile that they can show off with confidence. Our interest-free payment plan means you can spread the cost of your treatment over a period of time that suits you and your budget.
Keen to learn more? Book a no obligation free consultation with the Ollie & Darsh team today here or by giving us a call at 01512366578.