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Invisalign Teen

An invisible alternative to traditional braces.

Invisalign teen is a fantastic orthodontic treatment for young people who are nervous about braces but still want straight teeth. With Invisalign technology, we can make treatment quicker and less visible than ever before.

What is special about Invisalign Teen?

Throughout teenage years, appearance has a massive impact on self-confidence and self-esteem. As a nearly-invisible orthodontic treatment, Invisalign is a great way to ensure your teen is benefiting from orthodontic treatment without the hesitation sometimes experienced with traditional braces.

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Benefits of Teen Invisalign

Early Treatment

Teeth respond better to orthodontic treatment the younger they are, so treatment may not be as complicated as if they had waited until they are older.

Nearly Invisible

With no metal wires or brackets, teens are much more comfortable with the way they look while being treated with Invisalign.

Boost Confidence

Having straight teeth as you grow into adulthood will not only boost confidence but has even been proven to improve career prospects.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time for orthodontic treatment?

Many orthodontists say kids should see an orthodontist once their permanent teeth start coming through, around age 7. At this age, issues such as uneven bite and overcrowding will become apparent. Starting the process early doesn’t mean a child will get braces right away. This would be a monitoring phase.

Is Invisalign treatment painful?

If you’re wondering do aligners like Invisalign hurt? And how much? Know that it’s really more a mild discomfort that does ease over time. There are a few things you can do, though, to ease that discomfort:

  • Start a New Set of Aligners at Night

To minimise how much discomfort you may notice, switch to your new set of aligners just before going to bed. That way, you will be fast asleep during those first tender hours.

Keep in mind that the act of taking out a new set of aligners can be uncomfortable. So, if you make the switch just before bedtime, your teeth will have a few hours to adjust before you have to remove your aligners.

  • OTC Pain Relief

An effective way of controlling aligner comfort is with over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Even aspirin can do the trick. What you would usually take for something like a headache is fine.  Please always check with your doctor or pharmacist before using something new.

These painkillers help to inhibit the formation of compounds that tend to stimulate body pain receptors. If you’re prone to aligner pain, you can take a painkiller about an hour before switching to a new set of aligners.

Make Your Aligners More Comfortable – While an aligner can be a little uncomfortable, there are a few things you can do to make your aligners more comfortable.

  • Avoid eating anything crunchy or hard during your first few days of wearing a new aligner.
  • Put new aligners in just before bed to give your teeth time to settle overnight.
  • Try not to clench your jaw. When you relax your jaw, the top and bottom teeth shouldn’t touch.

The most important thing is to continue wearing your aligners. Sure, it’s tempting to take them out when they start to ache, but you have to keep wearing them if you want the discomfort to subside. You also don’t want to prolong treatment.

How much does Invisalign teen cost?

Comprehensive treatment with Medland  Orthodontics typically depends on the individual orthodontic needs. We also offer flexible payment plans starting from as little as $52 a week.

Does Invisalign work as well as braces?

Yes. When worn according to the prescription given by one of our orthodontists, one of Australia’s most experienced Invisalign-trained doctors, Invisalign treatment is just as effective

Do I have to wear my aligners all the time?

Invisalign clear aligners are most effective when worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed weekly.

How do I take care of my retainers?

Will wearing Invisalign affect my speech?

Like all orthodontic treatments, aligners may temporarily affect the speech of some people and you may have a slight lisp for a day or two. However, as your tongue gets used to having aligners in your mouth, any lisp or minor speech impediment caused by the aligners should disappear.

How long do I need to wear my retainers?

Book an appointment with our teenager Invisalign specialists and give your teen the confidence to show off their smile.