Jaffe Orthodontics caters to patients of all ages and knows that they want only the latest and greatest orthodontic treatment options and procedures, no matter how old they are. Invisalign is one of these revolutionary, effective advancements in orthodontic technology, and is perfect for anyone looking to create a healthy, beautiful smile while looking like they are not wearing any orthodontic equipment. The Invisalign system is a progressive set of clear, removable aligners that gradually move your teeth into your orthodontist’s desired position. However, teenagers and adolescents are not qualified to wear Invisalign because of how much their mouths are changing, and that is whyInvisalign Teen was created.
Invisalign Teen uses most of the same technology as Invisalign to move and straighten teeth, but there were two main problems that the former addresses in teens that the latter does not. First, it was believed by many orthodontists that teens would not wear their aligners for the required 22 hours a day, so a system of colored dots that fade over time with use, called “compliance indicators,” was created with Invisalign Teen to show if the patient has followed the plan correctly. Second, since teens and adolescents have teeth that are still erupting in their mouths, “eruption tabs” were built in that hold space for teeth that have not fully developed.
Invisalign Teen has numerous advantages for teenagers, including better hygiene, comfort, esthetics, and:
Here at your local Portsmouth, Bristol, and Barrington orthodontist’s office, Dr. Jaffe and his team are committed to creating healthy, beautiful smiles for every single one of their patients, from children to adults. If you have any questions about Invisalign Teen or any other treatment options, or you would like to request an appointment, please give us a call at (401) 245-2626 for our Barrington office or (401) 293-5555 for our Portsmouth office. We are happy to help with anything you need and are excited to see your smile soon!
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