Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
The benefits of Invisalign for teens go beyond the physical functionality of straight teeth and reach deep into the mental and emotional wellbeing of the patient. From enhanced aesthetics to newfound confidence, Invisalign offers a whole new outlook on life. Some of the major benefits of Invisalign include the following.
Durability and Ease-of-Use
Invisalign now features SmartTrackⓇ material, which makes the aligners a lot easier to take on and off. This feature also increases the overall durability of Invisalign trays because damaging them becomes less likely during removal.
iTero ElementⓇ Scanner and ClinCheckⓇ Software
Your dentist can create a 3D image of your teeth using the iTero ElementⓇ scanner, enabling a custom-tailored Invisalign treatment plan. It takes over 6,000 pictures per second, allowing you and your dentist to see your progress over time. It also decreases the likelihood of an incorrectly fitting Invisalign tray.
The ClinCheckⓇ software maps out the inside of your mouth and uses algorithms to calculate the proper amount of pressure to apply to your teeth.
Invisalign utilizes SmartForceⓇ attachments, which your dentist will affix to your teeth and add extra pressure when you wear your clear aligners. The use of SmartForceⓇ attachments can reduce treatment times and the number of visits to the orthodontist.
Invisalign also uses precision wings, which correct mild to moderate dental problems, such as overbites and other malocclusions. If worn 22 hours a day, Invisalign’s patented align technology can produce straighter teeth as well as other orthodontic treatments.
ViveraⓇ Retainer System
Like the Invisalign clear aligners, the ViveraⓇ retainer system remains barely noticeable when worn. Whereas traditional retainers hold teeth in place with a metal wire, ViveraⓇ retainers appear almost invisible. They also prove twice as durable as standard retainers thanks, in part, to their 30% more strength than old-fashioned retainers.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Wince Family Dental, we receive numerous questions from patients regarding Invisalign. We love interacting with our clients and take great care to explain Invisalign as accurately as possible. Below are some of the most common questions we receive.
How Should I Care for My Teeth After Completing Invisalign Treatment?
Most dentists will recommend a patient continue wearing a retainer after Invisalign treatment or traditional braces. Schedule a consultation with your dentist if you feel like your teeth have shifted after Invisalign treatment.
Does Invisalign Work for Teeth That Have Shifted After Traditional Braces?
Yes, Invisalign can correct a smile that has deteriorated years after the patient wore braces. In fact, many Invisalign patients have worn traditional braces in the past.
Are Traditional Braces More Effective Than Invisalign?
No. While old-fashioned braces can fix severe dental problems that Invisalign can’t, clear aligner therapy proves as effective as traditional braces when dealing with mild to moderate dental issues.