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Save time with Invisalign Teen

Homework, study, dance classes, sport, music practice … and now orthodontic appointments.

Fitting it all in can be a struggle.

Did you know Invisalign Teen can easily straighten your smile, with less appointments than conventional braces?

Here’s how it works.

Invisalign uses soft plastic aligners that slip snugly over your teeth and gently guide them to where they need to be.

Invisalign Teen is simple to put in, comfortable to wear, and can be removed for easy cleaning and flossing.

Caring for your teeth is so much quicker than dealing with braces, making it easier to keep your smile healthy.

You don’t need to have your braces “tightened” every few weeks, and you won’t have to rush to make emergency appointments if a wire breaks.

So what’s involved in getting Invisalign Teen?

First, your Profilo° doctor will take photos, X-rays and digital scans of your teeth. Using these, we’ll work out whether Invisalign Teen is suitable for you.

We then prepare a 3D map of how Invisalign will move your teeth, and we’ll show you a simulation of how your smile will look after treatment.

We’ll also give you an idea of how long your Invisalign Teen will take. So far, that’s just two short, painless appointments.

When you’re ready to start treatment, you’ll receive a set of aligners that will last around 10 weeks.

You’ll photograph your teeth each week using our app on your smartphone. This allows your Profilo° doctor to precisely analyse how your teeth are moving. We’ll send you an alert when it’s time to move up to the next aligner in your set.

Once you’ve completed your first set of aligners, you return to your Profilo° doctor for a quick check and collect your new set of aligners.

The number of aligners you’ll need varies – and this depends on the tooth movements unique to your mouth.

When your treatment is finished, we design a specially made wire that perfectly fits the inside of your teeth.

This stays in place for good to keep your smile as straight as the day you finish your Invisalign Teen.

Invisalign Teen works well for many tooth straightening needs including crooked or crowded teeth, overbites and underbites, or gaps in your smile.

Not all conditions can be treated by Invisalign Teen, so it’s worth checking with your Profilo° doctors to see if it’s suitable for you.

To find out more about Invisalign and whether it is for you, grab your free copy of the e-book ‘A Great Smile Without Braces’ today.