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What You Need to Know About Invisalign Teen

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Finding out you need braces can be upsetting, especially for a teenager. After all, having to live with bulky metal braces can mean being uncomfortable and having self-confidence issues. Not many teens look forward to getting braces and some even protest getting treatment to correct their issues. But there’s good news for teens who need treatment but don’t want braces. Invisalign now offers Invisalign Teen, and it’s revolutionizing the way teenagers correct their smiles. Here’s what you need to know about Invisalign Teen.

What Is Invisalign Teen?

Like Invisalign for adults, Invisalign Teen consists of clear plastic aligners that move teeth into their desired positions. Although removable, patients need to adhere to their orthodontist’s instructions for use. The aligners must be worn 20-22 hours every day for maximum success. For teens, the top three worries about having braces are getting food stuck in their teeth, being in pain, and having their mouth cut by braces. Invisalign Teen alleviates all of these concerns, making it a top choice for parents and their teens.

How Invisalign Teen Differs from Invisalign

Invisalign Teen makes it easy for busy teenagers to keep up with their treatment plan and achieve the best results possible. Color indicators on each aligner make wearing the aligners for the proper amount of time easier. Teens are busy and can tend to forget to put their aligners back in after eating, vastly affecting the outcome of their treatment. The blue dots on every aligner fade with use, so both teens and their orthodontists know if the aligners are being worn often enough to be effective.

Another perk of Invisalign Teen is up to six free replacement trays are included. Often times, teens take their aligners out to eat and end up throwing them away with their lunch trash. Or they lose them at sports practice. Or the dog eats them. Free replacement trays make it less costly to keep up with treatment. Invisalign Teen also provides room to grow, in case all of their molars have not come in before they start treatment.

Why Teens Prefer Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen gives teens the chance to improve their smile and without lowering their self-confidence. In a recent survey about wearing metal braces, 84% of participants felt as though they didn’t fit in, while 33% felt awkward. As far as self-esteem, 28% didn’t like how they looked, 18% had lower self-esteem and 17% were teased.

Teens (especially males) who are hesitant to wear braces are able to achieve the same results, as long as the aligners are worn properly, without everyone knowing. Lifestyle advantages of Invisalign Teen include:

  • No food restrictions
  • Brushing and flossing remain the same
  • No rough edges to make cheeks or tongue sore
  • No bulky brackets or wires
  • Involvement in sports/theater/band is easier

Why Invisalign Teen?

The benefits of this product designed specifically for teens are many, which makes it a top choice when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Teens can now correct their teeth and have the confidence they need to take on the day with a smile.

Milnor Orthodontics’s experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. They can be reached at (970) 230-3187 or visit They’re located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado. In partnership with Mile High Mamas.

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