July 20, 2017
In fact, I do prefer Invisalign on teens rather than braces on many of them. However, parents tend to get concerned whether their children would wear the Invisalign aligners. Since the success of Invisalign treatment highly depends on children’s compliance with aligner wear, parents tend to lean towards conventional braces.
However, many teens prefer Invisalign over braces due to obvious esthetic reason. Invisalign do require some attachments, but they are minimally visible comparing to braces. Interesting enough, most teens decide to wear the aligners because they rather not get braces.
Moreover, teens prefer Invisalign because of non-existing food restriction. They can enjoy eating any foods they want with Invisalign. This again leads to minimal emergency visits as there will be no wire-poking or bracket breaking emergency appointments.
Finally, teens prefer Invisalign, because they can easily keep up with oral hygiene. With Invisalign, brushing and flossing will be exactly the same as before.
However, Invisalign comes with responsibility as well. Invisalign patients really needs to be compliant about wearing the aligners and rubber bands. Patients need to wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day to straighten their teeth. In addition, they will need to wear the rubber bands in order to correct their bite.
Now you have all the information about Invisalign/ Invisalign teen. Parents, children and the orthodontist can make a decision all together to see if Invisalign is an option for your child.
We do Invisalign on many teens. If you reside in our local community, such as Redmond, Carnation, Duvall and Woodinville, feel free to give us a call for a free consultation to find out if your child is a great candidate for Invisalign teen.