Here at John A. Gerling, DDS, MSD, we know that image is everything. 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. But not to worry! There is a clear alternative to traditional braces! The team at John A. Gerling, DDS, MSD thought we’d remind you that Invisalign Teen gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!
So how does Invisalign Teen work, you ask? Much in the same fashion as Invisalign, but with a few added characteristics tailored specifically to teenagers’ lifestyles. 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!
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 us at our McAllen, TX office and we’ll answer any questions you may have about Invisalign Teen.