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Alternative to Braces for Teens

Alternative to Braces for Teens

If your teen is tired of living with crooked teeth, now is an excellent time to consider orthodontics. At Paramus Dental Arts, we regularly answer questions about Invisalign Teen® as an alternative to braces for teens. This product is growing in popularity as more and more teens are transforming their smile without the use of bulky and noticeable braces. If you live in Paramus, NJ or the area, we encourage you to call (201) 845-5533 and schedule an examination. We can let you know whether or not Invisalign® is the right solution for your child and how to get started.

What is Invisalign Teen®?

Invisalign® revolutionizes teeth straightening with a series of transparent, plastic aligners, effortlessly guiding teeth to their proper positions. Say goodbye to metal brackets and wires, and welcome the future of orthodontics. Here are six exciting facts about Invisalign® to know before your next dental visit:

  1. Teens adore Invisalign®: Your teenager’s commitment to their orthodontic treatment is essential, and Invisalign® makes it easy for them. With the freedom to remove aligners for eating, brushing, playing sports, or snapping photos, your teen can wear Invisalign® for the recommended 21 hours a day without feeling self-conscious.
  2. User-friendly: Invisalign Teen® outshines traditional braces with its removable, retainer-like design. Teens can enjoy their favorite foods and maintain an unchanged dental hygiene routine, all while straightening their teeth.
  3. Cleaner teeth: Invisalign® simplifies teeth cleaning, reducing the chances of developing stains or cavities. Food won’t get trapped in brackets or wires, and aligners are removed for brushing and flossing, making oral hygiene a breeze.
  4. Boosted self-esteem: Invisalign® provides a discreet solution to traditional braces, allowing your teen to smile confidently throughout the process. As their teeth gradually shift, their self-esteem will grow alongside their dazzling smile.
  5. Treatment duration: While treatment times may vary, most teens wear their aligners for approximately 18 months. Commitment to wearing Invisalign Teen® for 20 to 22 hours daily is crucial for timely and effective results.
  6. Enhanced comfort: Invisalign Teen® aligners are made of smooth plastic, offering a more comfortable experience compared to traditional braces. While some soreness is expected when teeth move, Invisalign® eliminates irritation caused by metal brackets and wires rubbing against the cheeks and inside the mouth.

Embrace the future of orthodontics with Invisalign® – the clear, comfortable, and convenient choice for both teens and adults alike.

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How do I get started with Invisalign®?

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Definition of Invisalign® Terminology

Aligner Trays
With Invisalign® treatment, the patient will receive a series of aligner trays and swap out each one for the next one in the series every two weeks in order to gradually straighten the teeth.
Blue Compliance Indicator (Invisalign® Teen)
The blue compliance indicator is a small blue dot on the aligners that will fade from blue to clear in order to indicate if the patient is wearing the aligner for the proper amount of time and where the patient is in the Invisalign® process.
ClinCheck® Software
ClinCheck® software allows professionals to map out the straightening process the patient’s teeth will go through with Invisalign® in great detail.
Gum Line
The gum line is the line in the mouth where the teeth and gums meet. If a patient struggles with gum recession, then the gum tissue around the teeth may begin to wear away.
Incisal Ridges
Incisal ridges are the portion of the crown of the tooth that makes up the incisal portion and can be a direct cause of overbite if they are extended too far.
iTero Element® Scanner
An iTero Element® scanner allows professionals to create a 3D image of the patient’s teeth in minutes and predict what it will take to move the teeth into proper alignment.
Malocclusion is the condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when the bite is closed. Conditions of malocclusion can include overbite, underbite, crossbite and open bite; all of which are treatable with Invisalign®.
An overbite is a type of malocclusion that occurs when the upper teeth jut out over the lower teeth, covering them and causing other issues.
Polyurethane Resin
Polyurethane Resin is a USP Class VI medical grade, high molecular weight compound that makes up the Invisalign® aligners.
SmartForce Attachments
SmartForce attachments are small attachments that professionals place on the patient’s teeth before placing aligners to help move the teeth.
Smart Track® Material
Smart Track® material is in Invisalign® aligners to increase comfort, improve control of movement, increases the speed of treatment and applies a gentle force to the teeth over time.
Smile-Scan analyzes the way a patient smiles by measuring the position of the mouth and eyes before giving a score.
Vivera® Retainers
Vivera® retainers are a type of retainer that consists of clear plastic material and helps to maintain orthodontic corrections after a treatment.

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