Invisalign® Teen: Invisible Orthodontics Made Just for Teenagers By Stephen Malki on February 12, 2018

An Invisalign orthodontic alignerYou may be familiar with Invisalign®, a revolutionary alternative to traditional braces that uses clear plastic aligner trays to straighten the teeth. Many patients throughout the River Edge, NJ area come to Malki Dental for Invisalign® treatment. In recent years, Invisalign® has created variations on its traditional treatment. One such variant is Invisalign® Teen.

Invisalign® Teen is a type of Invisalign® that is made with teenagers in mind. A team of orthodontists collaborated on the development of Invisalign® Teen, and always considered the concerns of patients who are young adults. As a result, Invisalign® Teen emphasizes comfort and convenience, while also attempting to boost the self-confidence of young patients.

How Invisalign® Teen Works

Invisalign® Teen works just like traditional Invisalign®. Patients will wear a custom Invisalign® Teen aligner at all times save for when eating, drinking, or sleeping. This will amount to roughly 22 hours a day.

After two weeks, a patient discards the previous Invisalign® Teen aligner and moves on to the next one in the sequence. The process repeats for a year to two years depending on the needs of the patient. At the end of the process, patients experience a straight and beautiful smile as if they’d undergoing traditional treatment with braces.

Good Candidates for Invisalign® Teen

Good candidates for Invisalign® Teen are teenagers who suffer from varying degrees of tooth misalignment. These patients would benefit from undergoing orthodontic treatment, and would prefer to avoid traditional braces if possible.

Blue Dot Indicator

The blue dot indicator is one of the features unique to Invisalign® Teen. This is a small blue dot that is placed on each aligner tray. After two weeks have passed, the blue dot will have faded. This is a helpful and simple reminded to move on to the next aligner tray.

Eruption Tabs for Any Incoming Teeth

Not all of your teeth may have come in by the time Invisalign® Teen treatment starts. That’s where eruption tabs are helpful. These eruption tabs allow incoming teeth to emerge and be properly aligned within the aligner tray. The eruption tabs essentially train the incoming permanent teeth into place.

Free Replacement Aligners (If You Need Them)

Accidents can happen. We understand. You might lose an Invisalign® Teen aligner while going about your day. For Invisalign® Teen and Invisalign® Teen only, patients can receive a select number of replacement aligner trays free from charge. This helps a patient resume treatment with as few setbacks or interruptions as possible.

All the Benefits of Invisalign® and More

Ultimately, Invisalign® Teen offers patients all of the benefits of traditional Invisalign® and then some. It’s a great solution to consider if you are young and want to have a great-looking smile without the inconveniences of braces.

Is Invisalign® Teen Right for Me?

The best way to learn if Invisalign® Teen is right for you is to schedule a consultation at our practice. We will assess your situation and help determine the right treatment option given your needs.

Learn More About Invisalign® Teen

For more information about Invisalign® Teen and how it can help you have a healthy and beautiful smile, be sure to contact Malki Dental today. We look forward to your visit and discussing all of the treatments that are available to you.

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Dr. Malki

Malki Dental

Dr. Stephen Malki is a dentist who believes a smile is one of the most important means of expression. His prestigious distinctions in his field include:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantologists (ABOI)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Master of the Misch International Implant Institute
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

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