I’m sharing these Invisalign Teen Tips for Teens as a member of the Invisalign Teen Mom Advisory Board. My daughter has received complimentary treatment from Invisalign and all opinions expressed are 100% our own.
I recently shared Invisalign Teen Tips for Parents, as we near the end of Invisalign treatment for my daughter. This week, I’m sharing Invisalign Teen Tips for Teens who are thinking about starting the treatment.
My daughter has lots of experiences wearing Invisalign Teen. High school dances, football games, dinner with friends, and one that makes my husband cringe…kissing a boy. Those experiences have taught her a few Invisalign hacks things, too.
Invisalign Teen Tips for Teens
My daughter was given the option of using Acceledent along with Invisalign Teen. It was a great decision for us and did speed up the process for her.
What is Acceledent? A vibrating device that is used for 20 minutes each day (my daughter uses it before bed) and it helps stimulates the cells in the bone to work faster and helps speed up the Invisalign process.
#2 On The Go Bag
Put together an on the go bag while wearing Invisalign Teen. Store travel toothpaste, a toothbrush, and the Invisalign Teen case inside. My daughter uses a small makeup bag that she can toss in her purse or backpack.
#3 Don’t Miss Appointments
If you miss an appointment for new Invisalign Teen aligners, you’ll be wearing your current aligners until you get your new ones. They can start to wear out after being in longer than they should and may not be as effective so try not to miss any appointments.
Invisalign Teen is worn by teens, obviously, and many of these teens are experiencing their first relationship and first kiss. When it comes to kissing with clear aligners, they can be left in.
#5 Dining Out and School Lunch
Clear aligners have to be removed for eating. When dining out you can either discretely remove them at the table, or excuse yourself and head to the restroom.
My daughter quickly pops out the aligners at the table and slips them in to their case. Same goes for school lunch. Don’t forget to allow time for brushing your teeth before heading back to class, too.
Oh, and don’t accidently toss them in the trash can when you are done eating. Not that we’ve had that happen while they were wrapped in a napkin or anything…
#6 Forgotten Case
Leaving the house and forgetting the Invisalign case can happen. Napkins or paper towels work well, if you need to remove clear aligners and don’t have the case handy.
When starting Invisalign one thing they will tell you is to only drink water while wearing clear aligners. Remember that. Things like Gatorade and colored sodas may look a bit funky when they get between the aligners and your teeth.
For more on our Invisalign experience: