shutterstock_524744197As the school year begins and you and your child begin to research methods of teeth straightening, you may come across Invisalign Teen. Similar to adult Invisalign, Teen Invisalign uses removable trays to gradually shift your teeth. There are several things you should know when choosing the orthodontics right for your child.

Convenient & Easy to Remove

Invisalign trays need to be worn for 22 hours per day in order to work properly and can be easily removed for eating, cleaning, and sports practice. Since they can be taken out, your child won’t face the dietary restrictions that come with traditional braces. Without brackets and wires to worry about, your teen can enjoy all of their favorite foods and still maintain proper brushing and flossing. Without any obstacles, they will be able to keep their mouth cleaner and avoid discoloration at the end of treatment. Teen Invisalign trays have specialized indicator dots on the molars that fade as they are worn, nearly disappearing by the time your child is ready for the next set. By checking the dots, you and your dentist will be able to ensure that

Solves Multiple Dental Issues

In addition to straightening your teeth, Invisalign can correct other orthodontic problems that would require additional dentist visits. Straightening your teeth will be able to correct gaps in your teeth and overcrowding as teeth shift to their proper spaces. As your teeth shift, over and underbites can be corrected.

More Time Effective

You and your teen are busy between work, school and extracurricular activities. It can be difficult to coordinate schedules for appointments. With Invisalign, the number of required visits are cut down since the trays can be sent to you and the treatment will not need adjustments. If you elect to go with an accelerated treatment, you will just need to schedule visits for every six weeks in order to check your progress. The process to accelerate your progress can be done at home for a short period each day.

 Teen Invisalign & Accelerated Orthodontics in Boston & Newton MA

If you are interested in learning more about Invisalign or accelerated orthodontics, contact Newton Dental Associates today! We will be able to give you a thorough overview of the process and what to expect. Newton Dental Associates can be reached by calling (617) 965-0060 or by filling out our online contact form.