6 Ways Invisalign has Changed Teen Orthodontics
Orthodontic correction can be a big step for your teen, and sometimes a distress. Here are six important ways in which Invisalign is changing how we approach teen orthodontics.
1. Clearly Customised
The Invisalign Teen clear aligners are custom-made to straighten teeth using a combination of digital imaging, shape engineering, and 3D printing to create the right fit for every teenager. In short, we transform less than an ounce of high tech polymer into a modern engineering marvel – and your teen’s most confident smile yet.
2. Less Pain. More Discreet.
Invisalign Teen’s proprietary SmartTrack® material ensures that the aligners maintain a snug yet comfortable treatment throughout treatment.
Your teen need not worry about broken brackets and wires because unlike braces, Invisalign gently nudges teeth into the perfect smile without affecting the way your teen speaks.
The best part? Invisalign is nearly invisible, so no awkward stares for your teen. In contrast to metal braces that are not only noticeable; your teen can end up getting food caught in them without being aware of it, which can also be embarrassing.
3. No brackets, no wires, no time wasted.
Generally, Invisalign treatment takes fewer dental appointments as compared to braces. Invisalign treatment only requires dentist visits every 6-10 weeks, with no emergency trips in between to fix broken brackets or wires. Your teen can spend less time in the doctor’s chair, and more time moving forward in life!
4. You’re in Control.
Invisalign accredited specialists aside, your teen’s compliance to treatment requirement is critical in achieving the desired outcomes.
With Dental Monitoring, a virtual monitoring solution in orthodontic care, dentists can now remotely control patient’s treatment and monitor the teeth’s changing conditions as they occur. You can always be in the know about your teen’s Invisalign treatment progress, simply by accessing the app on your smartphone!
If treatment is on track, your teen may even be allowed to skip a few dental appointments. Saves you time from chauffeuring your teen to and fro clinic visitations – great news, isn’t it?
5. Unhindered, Unrestrained.
With Invisalign, your teen can eat whatever he/she wants.
Because the aligners are removable, Invisalign patients can go ahead and eat all the things they love, like pizza and popcorn, without worrying about breaking a bracket or losing a rubber band.
On top of that, be it school presentations, speech and drama, theatre, debate, choir sessions or contact sports, Invisalign allows your teen to participate freely without being hindered by traditional metal brackets and wires.
6. Low Maintenance.
Caring for the Invisalign is easy. Brush and rinse with lukewarm water – that’s all your teen will need to do to keep the aligners clean! Furthermore, your teen will be able to maintain thorough dental hygiene more effectively than with metal braces, thus ensuring a healthy future.
This article was contributed by Dr. Tong Ker Wei Julius from i.Dental, an accredited Diamond Invisalign provider. Dr Tong is also trained in aesthetic intra-oral laser, implant and general oral surgery. Dr. Julius Tong has been in full-time private practice in Singapore since graduating from the University of Melbourne Dental School.