At Allen Orthodontics in Ottawa, we are very sensitive to the fact that image is very important to teens. Fortunately, Allen Orthodontics is a provider of Invisalign Teen. At an age when image is so important, the thought of having metal brackets and wires constantly attached to the teeth may intensify the already-delicate confidence of today's teens. The good news is that there is a clear alternative to traditional braces! Allen Orthodontics wants to remind you that Invisalign Teen gives your teen a whole new way to wear braces for a "clearly" amazing smile!
How does Invisalign Teen work? Much in the same way as Invisalign, but with a few added characteristics tailored specifically to teenagers’ lifestyles in Ottawa. For instance, Invisalign Teen is designed with “compliance indicators” that fade from dark to light during the two-week period during which that particular tray is used. Once the indicator has faded, teens know to change trays. Each aligner comes with up to six free individual replacement aligners in case the original aligner ends up lost or broken, which is another big benefit for the patient!
For Invisalign Teen to be the most effective in Ottawa, the same guidelines for Invisalign should be followed. They are:
Wear each set of aligners for about two weeks.
Remove the aligners only to eat, drink, brush and floss.
Wear the clear aligners for at a minimum of 20-22 hours per day
Visit Allen Orthodontics every 8-10 weeks for an orthodontic check-up
See your dentist every 6 months for regular cleanings
The treatment period for Invisalign Teen varies from nine to 18 months, but can vary depending on each case. If your teen is considering orthodontic treatment, please contact Dr. Allen and we’ll answer any questions you may have about Invisalign Teen. It could be the perfect choice for your teen in Ottawa!