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Ivisalign for Teens

15th July 2020

Improve your smile without interrupting your life.

The sports you love? Popcorn at the movies? Lunch with friends? Music practice? With removable clear aligners, you can continue to enjoy your Lifestyle.


Invisalign Teen

Invisalign Teen aligners match a teenager’s life perfectly. Teenagers can play the sport or musical instrument they enjoy. They also don’t have to worry about traditional braces spoiling social media photo posts etc. Younger teenagers, or those whose adult teeth have not yet erupted can be treated with Invisalign Teen – a treatment designed specifically for teenagers. Early teenage years is the ideal time to start Orthodontic treatment as Jaw bones and the face are still developing.

The Invisalign Teen clear aligners are custom made for each individual, moving teeth gradually without the need for metal or wires.

Teens will have to make a commitment as the aligners need to be worn 22 hours a day. However there will be less and shorter visits to the Orthodontic surgery and its easier to keep good oral hygiene. There will be no additional appointments or costs due to breakages (as with traditional braces) and Invisalign Teen includes six free replacement aligners in the case of loss aligners.

Treatment times can vary but most cases are usually completed within 6-12 months. Like all orthodontic treatments, a retainer will need to be worn following treatment to keep teeth straight.

Complimentary Replacements

Between school, sports, and friends, teens have a lot happening on a daily basis. And as parents know all too well, things inevitably get lost. One of the best things about Invisalign Teen is that it comes with up to six replacement aligners at no charge. That way, if one, two, or five go missing, the replacement charge doesn’t have to come out of mum or dad’s pocket.

Extra Space for Growing Teeth

Teens that choose Invisalign Teen may still have growing teeth. Invisalign Teen has a special feature that allows it to evolve as new molars begin erupting and actually guide these new teeth into perfect position so that alignment issues don’t persist.

Tools for Success

One of the best things about Invisalign Teen is that it can be taken in and out. But with that kind of flexibility, it can be hard to tell if the young person wearing it is doing it often enough, and properly. Invisalign aligners should be worn for between 20 and 22 hours a day.

These aligners include wear-indicators, which fade from blue to clear and tell the patient, parents, and orthodontist if they have been on the teeth long enough to be effective. Teen patients also find dental hygiene easier during Invisalign treatment, as unlike fixed braces Invisalign aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing.

Specialist Orthodontist Dr Shirley Cox is an accredited experienced Invisalign Teen Provider, the Fast, Safe and Gentle orthodontic treatment.

Dr Shirley Cox

BDS(Hons), FDS RCS (Eng), MSc(Lond), M Orth RCS(Eng), FDS Orth RCS (Eng)
GDC: 68425

Shirley qualified in Dentistry from The Royal London Hospital in 1992, achieved her M Orth specialist qualification in orthodontics and registered on the specialist list in Orthodontics in 2000. Shirley was appointed as Consultant Orthodontist at Barts Dental Hospital in 2004 and now works as an Orthodontic Consultant at the new Royal London Hospital site.

As a Consultant Orthodontist with over 20 years training Dentists and Orthodontists and her additional training in children’s dentistry Shirley is equipped with the skills to provide the very highest standards of patient care. Having orthodontic treatment with her means that you will be in the best possible hands.

Shirley is able to offer the very latest treatments available, enabling her to treat adult and child patients who have simple, moderate and complex needs and to improve both the appearance and the function of their teeth.

Being an Invisalign Platinum provider, Invisalign Teen accredited and member of the Invisalign London Specialist Orthodontist group put Shirley in a unique position to offer Invisalign treatment for a very wide range of cases.

“Patients in my care receive my personal attention at all times and are treated solely by me. I love to treat patients and help them achieve and keep for life the beautiful, healthier and happier smiles they desire. I look forward to meeting you and helping however I can.”

Outside of orthodontics Shirley lives locally with her husband and two teenage children. For many years Shirley has been a Local School Governor and organises a local book club. Shirley enjoys active holidays whether its walking in Norfolk, skiing in the Alps or exploring further afield with her family.

Shirley Cox

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