Being a teenager isn’t easy at the best of times but being told you have to wear braces to straighten your teeth can be an added burden in the most emotionally unstable of developing years. Metal braces can make you stand out from the crowd and cause a loss of self-confidence and esteem at a time when you need it most. This was the thinking behind the development of Invisalign Teen invisible braces, by orthodontists who specialise in teenage patients.
Invisalign braces are made from one millimetre thick clear plastic that is virtually impossible to see unless standing very close to the patient. This completely reduces the visual impact of conventional braces minimising the impact on the life of the patient. This is also achieved in other ways, as the retainers are completely removable meaning they can be taken out for eating and social activities. Each retainer is worn for a period of two weeks before it is replaced with another computer-designed and manufactured brace. Each retainer makes small adjustment to gradually move teeth into the desired position providing beautiful straight teeth.
The limited impact means that teenagers are more inclined to wear the braces than they are other removable straighteners. Invisalign Teen braces also come with special tabs that indicate how long the brace has been worn for, so parents can check if their child has been wearing the brace for the correct amount of time. This and other innovations such as allowing for the development of further molars make the Invisalign Teen brace the brace of choice for parents and teenagers alike.Our dentists are using the Invisalign system to produce discreet straightening to achieve perfect life-long smiles.