One of the most remarkable advances in orthodontia over the past several years is Invisalign®, a method of straightening the patient’s teeth using a series of virtually invisible aligner trays. Now, the same company that brought you this amazing technology is offering a product that is specially designed for young people: Invisalign Teen®. Dr. Pendleton is pleased to offer this product to patients and their families from throughout the Leander, TX, area.
How Invisalign Teen® Works
Basically, Invisalign Teen® works in just the same way as Invisalign®. This remarkable technology straightens the patient’s teeth using aligner trays that are virtually invisible. The patient is provided with a new set of custom-made plastic aligner trays every few weeks, which they can remove during meals and to brush and floss, but which they must wear for 20-22 hours per day. Periodically, Dr. Pendleton provides a new set of aligner trays. Gradually, the patient’s teeth shift into their new, straighter positions.
Although Invisalign Teen® works in the same way, there are some important differences that make this product an excellent choice for teenagers:
- Flexibility for changing young mouths – Invisalign Teen® includes a feature that guides new molars into the perfect location should new molars erupt after your teen starts to wear the aligner trays.
- Replacement aligner trays – If you have a teenager, you know how active they can be. The makers of Invisalign® know that too, which is why they offer up to six replacement aligner trays at no additional cost to you.
- The trays tell the truth – Invisalign Teen® aligner trays include indicators that will tell you (the parents) and Dr. Pendleton if your teenager is wearing the trays for the required 22 hours each day.
- Moving tooth roots – Invisalign Teen® has the ability to help guide the roots of your teen’s teeth into place, something that is often necessary in order to effectively straighten teeth.
Contact Our Office Today
To find out more information about Invisalign Teen®, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Pendleton, contact our Leander, TX, office today!