Teens often can have challenging orthodontic issues, and we are excited about Invisalign’s ability to treat these tougher cases.
Invisalign MAF, or Invisalign with mandibular advancement features, allows treatment of Class 2 malocclusions or, as it is more commonly known, overbite (mandible refers to the lower jaw).
If your teen has an overbite, Invisalign MAF may be a great option!
How Invisalign MAF Works
As you’re probably aware, Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear aligners designed to move a patient’s teeth from their current position to their ideal final location. The series of aligners change slightly each time, gradually moving teeth.
Invisalign MAF has precision wings molded into each aligner in the molar area. When a patient bites down, the wings engage and gradually guide the mandible (lower jaw) forward in an advanced position. Aligners with MAF are changed more frequently, often weekly.
There are no elastics involved, which makes it makes patience compliance a lot easier. Compliance with elastic wear has proven to be problematic for most teenagers therefore Invisalign MAF is a positive option.
- No Elastics – As anyone who’s had braces with elastics knows, they are not always easy to deal with. It’s much more patient (and parent) friendly.
- More Comfort – Without the need for elastics or conventional braces, treatment will be much more comfortable.
- Shorter Treatment Time – Without the need for elastics, compliance is more achievable and therefore treatment is faster.
- Free Replacement Aligners – As with Invisalign Teen, up to six free replacement aligners are included, as well as accounting for the special needs of teens with emerging teeth such as molars and canines.
- Good Oral Hygiene – Removable aligners mean it’s much easier for teens to brush and floss.
Book an Invisalign MAF Consultation
Are you wondering if your teen would be a good candidate for Invisalign MAF? Contact our Sherwood Park or St. Albert orthodontists for a consultation. From there we’ll be able to tell you what the ideal treatment options are, as well as approximate costs for each one.