We now offer Invisalign Teen in London. Invisalign Teen is similar to Invisalign for adults but with a few added benefits. This orthodontic system is designed specifically for teenagers. Blue dot indicators help your child stay on track with treatment, while the special features encourage new teeth to grow correctly.
Invisalign has the advantage over fixed braces by allowing your child to remove the aligner for up to two hours per day. This makes it easier to clean their teeth properly and reduce the risk of decay or long term damage to the enamel.
The Wellington Clinic offers Invisalign Teen in London and Chelsea, making it easier than ever before for parents to access orthodontics in the heart of London.
How does Invisalign Teen work?
Invisalign is a clear, discreet aligner that is almost invisible, and it does not impact your teenager’s confidence and day to day life. The aligners are made from SmartTrack plastic instead of using brackets and wires.
The clear aligners help to gently manoeuvre the teeth into the correct alignment. They can be used to correct issues with spacing, crowding, gaps and arch alignment. Invisalign is a comprehensive treatment plan that supports good oral health with lifelong benefits.
Teens love Invisalign Teen as it fits around their life. They don’t have to miss social events, sports or school to get straighter teeth.
Before your teen gets started with treatment, we use imaging software to predict how the teeth will move. This gives your teen a sneak preview of what they can hope to achieve.
Once they’ve seen the potential transformation, they are more likely to be excited about their treatment. By getting teens on board with the treatment, we find that the outcome is more successful.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Invisalign won’t work if your child forgets to wear their braces. This is why Invisalign Teen has the advantage of a blue dot indicator. This turns clear the longer the aligner is worn, which is the perfect reminder for forgetful teens.
Ideally, the aligners should be worn for 20-22 hours per day. The blue dot indicator serves as a reminder to forgetful teens and helps to keep their treatment on track. Teens, parents and dentists can gauge how long the aligner has been worn, making it easier to stay on track with treatment.
Invisalign Teen also has unique features incorporated to compensate for the developing teeth that have not fully erupted. This is the ideal treatment progression for children who have completed the Invisalign First programme.
What happens if my child loses their aligners?
We know that accidents can happen, and teens are more prone to losing their aligners than most. So to help avoid stress for parents, Invisalign Teen also provides six free replacement aligners if they are lost.
If your teen loses an aligner, contact our practice, and we will tell you the next steps while you wait for a replacement. Depending on where your child is in the treatment plan, they may need to go back one step while they wait for a replacement aligner.
Can my child play sports with Invisalign Teen?
Absolutely! One of the perks of Invisalign Teen over traditional fixed braces is that they can play sports without the risk of injury.
For contact sports such as rugby, we can fit your teen with a custom gum shield that they can wear over their aligners. This will protect them from injury and ensure they can continue wearing their aligners all day.
To find out if Invisalign Teen, or an alternative orthodontic treatment, would be beneficial for your child, book an appointment today to see Dr Stephanie Oiknine, our Specialist Orthodontist.
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