One of the most popular ways to enhance the appearance of a smile and address misaligned teeth is with Invisalign®. This teeth-straightening system is designed to discreetly, comfortably, and quickly address many common dental concerns. But there’s more than one version of this treatment. Our experienced dentists, Dr. John Coleman and Dr. John Coleman III (Dr. John), can determine whether Invisalign® or Invisalign® Teen is best for you during your initial consultation. Having said that, the differences between the two are fairly simple.
Invisalign® Teen, as you might have suspected, is tailor-made for adolescents. Teenagers’ jaws are often still growing, so Invisalign® Teen is made to accommodate their unique anatomic needs. Invisalign® Teen offers the same custom-made, removable aligner trays and inconspicuous appearance that Invisalign® is known for. Therefore, the right option between the two styles will primarily depend on your age and whether your jaw is still developing. If you’re on the cusp of adulthood, Dr. Coleman and Dr. John can evaluate your oral structures and determine the ideal choice for your needs and goals.