There’s a new orthodontic treatment for patients who live in or work near Harvard, MA called Invisalign. It’s the clear alternative to braces. Yet, the clear aligner just aren’t for adults. In fact, there are clear aligner trays for the teenager with Invisalign Teen. Dr. John Walker and the team at Walker Orthodontics are experts in Invisalign Teen. Here are some things to consider when thinking about orthodontic treatment with these clear aligners in Harvard, MA.
Does my teen have to wear Invisalign Teen all the time?
Invisalign Teen is most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Clinical study data show that teens wear their aligners on average for just under 21 hours per day, exactly as recommended. In addition, the clear aligners have a built-in assurance check. Each aligner has blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed. That way, the orthodontist can track compliance.
What if my teen loses an aligner?
Not to worry. Invisalign Teen offers six replacement aligners for free! In the event that an aligner is lost, you should inform your orthodontist right away.
How much time will my teen spend visiting the Harvard orthodontist?
Invisalign Teen often requires less time with your orthodontist than traditional braces do. There are no adjustments to make, no broken wires to fix.
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other orthodontic-related topics, feel free to contact Walker Orthodontics, with convenient orthodontic offices in Harvard & Lunenburg, by calling 978.345.7988 or clicking here to request your complimentary, no-obligation Walker Orthodontics Smile Assessment.