3 Common Questions About Invisalign Teen
1) How does Invisalign Teen work?
Invisalign Teen aligners are inserted over the teeth just like a gumshield and work by causing teeth to imitate their shape. You will be given your first set of custom-made aligners after you have been scanned and a 3D imaging of your teeth developed. You will then be receiving a newer set, slightly different in shape from the previous one, every two weeks for about 18 months or until the desired result is achieved.
2) Are Invisalign Teen aligners better than braces?
While Invisalign Teen may not have the same history as braces and retainers, its end result has been shown to be just as good as that of the aforesaid alternatives. What sets the treatment apart from the rest is the convenience it offers with the removability of its trays. They are also less conspicuous compared to braces and take a lot lesser to produce result. If you fancy your appearance just as much as you do the functionality of your aligners, Invisalign Teen could be the best option for you.
3) How will Invisalign Teen impact my lifestyle?
There are a few practices and habits you must get rid of or adjust to ensure Invisalign Teen aligners work correctly. Firstly, you may have to stop smoking as cigarette smoke could discolor your teeth. Alcohol too is advised against as some of it may be trapped between teeth and the aligners increasing your risk of developing dental problems.
Our dentists at Bracket, Wire and Smiles recommend that you reduce your intake of this substances during the period of treatment and ensure you remove the aligners before drinking or smoking.