Anyone who has gone through their teenage years knows that it can be a very difficult time. So for parents who have children who need braces during this emotionally trying time it can be a concern and something that you would like to avoid. However, most parents know that having an attractive and confident smile is more important in the long run.
Luckily, there is now an orthodontic treatment that means you don’t need to wear ugly, fixed metal braces for as long as three years yet you can still have beautiful straight teeth. This new system is called Invisalign teen and uses a system of one-millimetre thick plastic braces to straighten teeth over the course of about 18 months. The main objective of Invisalign teen is to provide excellent straightening whole minimising the impact both visually and physically for the teenage patient.
The system comes with several specially adapted benefits for the teenage patient and their parents. As well as being comfortable and very discreet they are also fitted with special tabs that change colour gradually to allow the wearer to know when it is time to change the aligner. This also allows the parents to know if their child has been wearing the brace for a sufficient amount of time. They are also designed to allow room for teeth to develop at the back of the dental arc, as they commonly do during the teenage years.
The Invisalign braces are also removable which means they can be taken out for cleaning. This is frequently a problem for fixed braces, as they do not allow for a thorough cleaning of the teeth due the position of the brackets. Invisalign Teen braces are available from West London dentists who can also provide more information about suitability and the benefits of treatment.