Invisalign Teen is the virtually invisable way to straighten your teen’s teeth without the restrictions that come with metal braces. Rather than wires and brackets, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners that have been custom-made for your teen’s teeth. Your teen simply wears them over their teeth and changes them out for a new set of aligners every two weeks. Little by little, your teen’s teeth gradually shift into place, achieving that confident smile.
If you’ve had braces yourself, you already know the issues associated with metal wires and brackets. With Invisalign, the aligners are removable, so your teen can play sports without worry of being hit in the mouth by a ball, which can cause real damage in braces. They can also continue playing musical instruments properly, without braces getting in the way. With braces, there is a long list of foods your teen shouldn’t eat, from popcorn to apples and raw carrots. With Invisalign, there are no such restrictions. The removable aligners make it easy to brush and floss normally to maintain proper oral hygiene.
Gone are the days of messy dental impressions. Impressions are now taken with a digital scanner so patients no longer have to deal with the discomfort that comes with biting on and holding a dental tray for several minutes.
The iTero digital scanner virtually eliminates any margin for error. This technology accounts and compensates for minor irregularities on the enamel of teeth. Additionally, the iTero platform is programmed to work with the latest software solutions for orthodontists.
The bottom line is that the iTero digital scanner gives orthodontic experts and patients plenty of new benefits. We are proud to utilize this state-of-the-art technology at Summer Orthodontics!