Understanding Invisalign & Invisalign Teen

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are two of the most popular clear orthodontic aligners on the market. Both systems offer patients a discreet and comfortable way to straighten their teeth. This blog post will discuss Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, their benefits, differences, and competitors so that you can decide which orthodontic treatment works best for you.

What Is Invisalign & Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are modern and nearly invisible braces that straighten teeth without needing traditional metal brackets and wires. They use a series of customized, removable, and clear aligners that gradually and gently shift teeth into the desired position.

Invisalign is designed for adults, while Invisalign Teen is specially created with features that address the unique needs of teenage patients, such as compliance indicators and eruption tabs. With Invisalign, adult and teen patients can experience the convenience and confidence of wearing a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment.

What Are The Benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign has proven to have many advantages over traditional teeth straightening methods, like traditional braces or retainers. Invisalign allows for a comfortable, invisible treatment that can be done quickly in the comfort of your own home. Here are the benefits you get when using this orthodontic method:

Comfort

Invisalign offers a comfortable and discreet orthodontic treatment solution. The clear aligners are made with a patented SmartTrack material that adapts to the shape of your teeth, making the aligners comfortable to wear.

Improved Oral Health

Invisalign helps you maintain oral health during orthodontic treatment by making brushing and flossing your teeth easier. Since you can remove the aligners to clean them and brush your teeth, you don’t need to worry about food getting stuck in brackets and wires like traditional braces.

Convenience 

Invisalign allows you to have orthodontic treatment without making regular trips to the dentist’s office. The aligners are replaced every two weeks and can be conveniently mailed directly to your home.

Discretion

Because Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, most people won’t notice you undergoing orthodontic treatment. This makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite activities without feeling self-conscious about wearing braces.

Faster Treatment Time 

Invisalign is designed to deliver faster treatment times than traditional braces. On average, Invisalign treatment takes about six months to a year, while traditional braces can take up to two years or more. Your timeline will depend on your personalized treatment plan.

What Are The Differences Between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen?

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are products offered by the same company that uses a clear, removable aligner system to straighten teeth. While Invisalign is designed for adult patients, Invisalign Teen is specifically tailored for adolescent patients.

Age

The main difference between the two systems is that Invisalign is designed for adults, while Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for teenagers. This means that the aligners used in Invisalign Teen are slightly different from those used in the adult system, as they need to accommodate growth spurts during the teenage years.

Special “Compliance Indicators 

The difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is that Invisalign Teen uses special “compliance indicators” to monitor teenage patient wear. These compliance indicators, which are small blue dots, fade away over time to show that the patient has been wearing the aligners correctly and long enough. Additionally, Invisalign Teen includes replacement aligners in case some are lost or broken.

Cost 

Invisalign and Invisalign Teen also differ in terms of cost. Generally speaking, Invisalign Teen is more expensive than traditional Invisalign due to its additional features, such as compliance indicators and additional replacement aligners.

The Number of Aligners Used.

Adults will require more aligners than teens as their teeth are usually more crooked or misaligned than teenagers who still have all their baby teeth intact and haven’t experienced any major changes yet in alignment or overcrowding.

Invisalign’s Competitors?

Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth alignment options today, but a few other companies offer similar services. Some of Invisalign’s competitors include ClearCorrect, Damon Clear, OrthoClear, and Six Month Smiles.

ClearCorrect is a clear braces system that provides a series of clear aligners to move your teeth into the desired position gradually. They use 3D imaging technology to create custom aligners that fit your teeth perfectly. ClearCorrect can treat many orthodontic cases, including mild crowding, spacing, and malocclusion.

Damon Clear is another popular teeth alignment option that uses self-ligating braces to correct misaligned teeth. The Damon Clear braces are more discreet than traditional metal ones, as they are made with a clear material that blends in with your natural teeth.

OrthoClear is an alternative to traditional metal braces that uses a series of plastic trays to straighten teeth. These trays are comfortable and virtually invisible and can be worn for up to 22 hours daily. OrthoClear can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems in both adults and children.

Six Month Smiles is a teeth-straightening system that uses clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to move the teeth into their proper positions. This system is designed to be faster than traditional metal braces, as it can take up to six months to see results.

Contact Us Today For A Beautiful Smile

At Cloverdale Dental Centre, we specialize in providing Invisalign and Invisalign Teen solutions to help you achieve the beautiful smile you desire. We understand that your smile reflects who you are and strive to ensure that each treatment plan meets your needs. Our experienced dentists are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your smile. If you want to enhance your natural look when smiling, book an appointment today with one of our specialists and start the journey toward achieving a confident, beautiful smile with Invisalign or Invisalign Teen.