October 30, 2018

Misalignment is one of the most common cosmetic dental issues in teens and adults so it’s not surprising that orthodontics are popular even with older adults. Many teens and older patients alike find themselves with concerns about starting treatment, though. Not only do the aesthetics of visual orthodontics present a challenge to patients’ confidence and an intrusion into their daily lives, they can also compromise a professional appearance and complicate life. That’s where Invisalign clear aligners have led a revolution.

Clear Aligners for Adults 

Originally designed for adults, Invisalign is a series of clear aligner trays that can be removed for meals and short speaking engagements, making it ideal for professionals who need to make sure their orthodontic treatment doesn’t have a negative impact on their lifestyles or professions. Originally, it was believed that using this treatment for teens would lead to compliance issues, though. This is because the aligner trays do need to be worn for 22 out of every 24 hours to be fully effective.

Aligners for Teens 

Luckily, teens looking for orthodontics in Thousand Oaks, CA, will find the company has produced a special line of Invisalign clear aligners with compliance indicators to help make sure treatment is effective. They also have built-in eruption tabs to help make space if new teeth emerge during treatment. This makes it easier for teens to use aligners in a few ways:

  • Ensures they will not be uncomfortable in a growing mouth
  • Helps parents and doctors monitor aligner use
  • Provides a method for teens to self-supervise compliance

Make an Appointment Today 

If you have teens or adults in your household who need a mild to moderate tooth alignment, contact our office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline Subka to find out more about the options available with Invisalign and Invisalign Teen.



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