Perhaps one of the most important technological advancements in the field of orthodontics is the creation of invisible braces. Align Technology, the creators of Invisalign®, developed Invisalign® Teen in 2008. Since then, teenagers have been saying yes to a more discreet, comfortable alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign Teen® is much like traditional Invisalign®. A set of clear aligners is created that, with wear, will gradually straighten teeth. Invisalign Teen® is comfortable, affordable, and effective. During the formative years of being a teenager, wearing braces can seriously hamper a person's self esteem. With Invisalign Teen®, there are no brackets or wires.
Unlike traditional Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen® aligner trays come with a small, inconspicuous Blue Dot Wear Indicator. This indicator helps determine if a patient is ready to move on to the next set of aligner trays. It is important to wear your aligner trays as directed by Dr. Jaeger; the Blue Dot Wear Indicator helps him know if a patient has been compliant or not.
Dr. Jaeger has seen great success with each Invisalign® patient he has treated. At Jaeger Orthodontics, we include parents and family members in the treatment process. This helps give the patient support and encouragement to proceed through their orthodontic care as directed. We strive to make Invisalign Teen® a more convenient and hygienic approach to orthodontic care.