Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are two different products. The differences between the two might not be significant to the casual observer, but it is important to know the differences between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen when considering orthodontic treatment near Atherton, CA. Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park, Dr. Sona Bezmekian and the team at Palo Alto Orthodontics know the differences and the most appropriate circumstances in which each is effective. Palo Alto Orthodontics serves patients of all ages in San Mateo County CA
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign clear aligners are plastic trays that the patient “updates” every two weeks to gradually straighten teeth. Each new aligner is straighter than the last and molds your teeth into a gradually straightened position. Each set of Invisalign or Invisalign Teen trays is made specifically for the patient’s teeth using advanced 3-D technology. These aligners are virtually invisible to anyone but the wearer.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen works just like adult Invisalign, but Invisalign Teen has a method to help Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park knows how often you are actually wearing your aligners. A small dot on the back of only the Invisalign Teen aligners changes color from blue to clear or white the more often the tray is worn. This dot is not included on adult Invisalign trays because it is assumed that adults are responsible enough to wear their aligners for the prescribed amount of time. The team at Palo Alto Orthodontics recommends that Invisalign aligners be worn consistently and only removed for eating, brushing, or flossing.
A difference between Invisalign and Invisalign Teen is the number of replacement aligners provided. Because of the active nature of a teen’s lifestyle, more replacement aligners are provided with Invisalign Teen, just in case a set gets broken or lost.
Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign or Invisalign Teen near Atherton, CA has no real differences in terms of treatment. They are both similar in shape, material, treatable cases, and treatment, but Invisalign Teen is designed for the active teen.
Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park, Dr. Sona Bekmezian and the team at Palo Alto Orthodontics are specialists in Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. If you have any questions pertaining to Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, braces and clear braces in Atherton CA, 94027 zip code area, Palo Alto CA, Menlo Park CA, North Fair Oaks CA, and Redwood City CA or would like to schedule an complementary consultation with Dr. Jenny Yoo-Park or Dr. Sona Bekmezian contact Palo Alto Orthodontics at: (650) 327-2310