Sometimes, teenagers can be tricky. They think that they know better than the people who are responsible for them, those parents that just get in the way of their fun. Cries of "It's not fair!" riddle the earth, parents everywhere are beaten down and exhausted.
They try to sneak off, do the wrong things and think that they will never, ever get caught.
One of the great benefits to Invisalign is that you can remove the trays if you have something major, such as a portrait shoot or a special event. You can take them out, attend your event, and put them back in. This is also a downside - because if you don't wear them - your teeth will not move. There's no way to cheat when you are wearing the Invisalign. If you want your teeth to move, you must wear the trays - it's as easy as that.
Those tricky teens, though - they think that they can report that they *are* wearing their Invisalign aligners when, in fact, they are not. But - how can you tell? I mean, of course you can see that the aligners are in their mouths when they are with you, but your teen undoubtedly spends a good bit of time away from you, and I'm confident that those aligners come out almost as soon as the door closes.
Invisalign aligners come with blue compliance indicators on the back molar area of the trays that allow the orthodontist - and the parents! - to monitor the amount of time that your child wears the aligners. When your teen wears the aligners the proper amount of time - 22+ hours - the blue disappears. Now you don't have to take her word for it - because you know that she's going to tell you, Oh, yes, absolutely Mom, I've been wearing them all day!
Now you know if she's telling the truth. Sure wish we could get compliance indicators for every day knowledge...Invisalign Mom Advisory Board. My daughter will receive complimentary Invisalign treatment, but as always, I'm sharing my own personal thoughts and opinions.