Align Technology Inc, Santa Clara, Calif, has announced the international availability of Invisalign TeenTM for nonadult, comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Invisalign Teen is based on the Invisalign® system, with new features to address patient compliance, natural eruption of permanent teeth, and root-movement control. It was launched in the United States and Canada in July 2008.
With Invisalign Teen, teenagers get clear, removable aligners that meet their desire for aesthetic treatment and their need for appliances that fit their busy schedules of sports, music, and other activities. Invisalign orthodontists see additional benefits to Invisalign Teen’s removable aligners. "Invisalign Teen meets the needs of this patient group effectively and can also greatly reduce the issues we see with traditional fixed appliances such as broken wires and brackets and poor oral hygiene," said Werner Schupp, DDS, an Invisalign Platinum Elite orthodontist practicing in Europe. "With Invisalign Teen, patients can brush and floss more effectively, thus helping reduce the risk of decalcification and increase the level of their overall oral health."
Invisalign Teen is available through Invisalign-trained doctors worldwide, with the exception of Japan.