ORLEANS AND OTTAWA, ONTARIO – In 1999, Align Technology started selling Invisalign to orthodontists in the U.S. Two years later, Invisalign was sold internationally. Invisalign’s success was evident; by late 2001, Align Technology had created one million different plastic aligners.
This July, Drs. David Bartos and Mark Northcott celebrate Invisalign Teen’s fourth anniversary. Align Technology launched Invisalign Teen in July 2008 to provide treatment specific to teenagers’ oral and orthodontic needs. kanata cosmetic dentist at Trillium Dental offer Invisalign and Invisalign Teen to patients desiring straighter smiles.
Invisalign Teen is sponsoring a sweepstakes with Radio Disney, and the winner will have a chance to meet the Next Big Thing Season 5 winner and attend the live studio broadcast. Round-trip flights, ground transportation and hotel stay are included, and the winner will also receive complementary Invisalign Teen treatment. Interested teens have until Dec. 8 to enter. Second and third place winners will receive MacBook Air laptops, iPod touches and iTunes gift cards.
Invisalign treatment straightens your teeth gradually with clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable, allowing you the freedom to eat whatever you want and the control to clean your teeth properly. Traditional braces are hard to keep clean, as the metal wiring makes flossing and brushing difficult. Plaque builds up easier with traditional braces, but with Invisalign you don’t have to compromise your oral hygiene routine. Invisalign can fix many orthodontic problems, including spacing, crowding, underbites, overbites and crossbites.
Invisalign Teen is designed specially for young adult patients between the ages of 11 and 19. It includes all the benefits of regular Invisalign treatment with some added features for teens. Both parents and teens like that Invisalign Teen treatment includes six replacement aligners in case they are accidentally lost or broken. Teen treatment has other cool features that differentiate it from adult Invisalign treatment. The Blue Dot Wear Indicator lets teens know when to change their aligners. When the discreet blue dot fades, it’s time to pop in the next aligner in the set. Align Technology also allowed for changes in teens’ mouths. Some teen patients may have permanent teeth waiting to erupt, so Invisalign Teen aligners include eruption tabs to make room for the second molars to come in.
Ottawa dental implants, Drs. Bartos and Northcott have a skilled team of cosmetic dentists across six offices in greater Ottawa. Apprehensive patients can calm dental phobias with the option of IV sedation dentistry. Our offices also help patients with routine and emergency dental care.
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