The difference between teen and adult Invisalign braces

There’s never been a better time to be an adult or teenager in York looking to correct your crooked smile. Invisalign is a pioneering brand of braces that provides a very discreet and relatively quick method of teeth straightening, that won’t make you feel uncomfortable about your appearance during social occasions and won’t make eating an unenjoyable experience.

Although teenagers are more likely to have peers in their social circle who are going through similar tooth straightening treatments, the concerns associated with wearing braces are the same for adults and teenagers. You’re probably wondering how long the treatment will take, whether or not it will be painful and if you’re going to feel embarrassed about wearing them. Let us address some of those concerns here, as well as outline the differences between the adult and teen aligners.

About Invisalign for adults in York

The Invisalign system does not involve any brackets or wires, but rather a series of clear plastic trays that are custom made for your individual teeth. The trays are worn over the teeth and exert a low pressure to guide them closer to their final destinations. Before the treatment starts you will be shown 3D computer images of how your teeth will look once the treatment is complete, so you will have a good idea of how dazzling your smile is going to be when the final aligner is removed.

You’ll visit your dentist every few weeks to have a new tray fitted. There may be a slight feeling of discomfort at the beginning of each tray, but it won’t be painful. The trays can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth, so the usual problems of being careful about what you eat, because you don’t want food getting caught in your braces, do not apply.

Invisalign teen in York

Invisalign teen is a version of the full Invisalign treatment, designed specifically with teenagers in mind. The trays are made to fit comfortably in teenagers’ mouths and can be fitted to accommodate tooth eruptions and the continued growth of adult teeth.

There won’t be any doubt in the parent’s minds that their teenager has been using the aligners correctly. Given the removable nature of the braces and the money being spent on them, the parents you will want to know that they are being worn for the recommended 20 hours a day. Blue dots on the side of the aligners will indicate when a new tray is needed and as long as it fits within the expected time, you will know that your kid has been using the braces as they are meant to be used.

For perfectly straight teeth, an impressive smile and a very discreet orthodontic treatment in York, Invisalign is a brand that guarantees results. 3 million people worldwide have improved their smiles with the Invisalign system. You could be the next one. Get in touch with our team in York to start your teeth straightening journey.