If we determine that your teen needs to have his or her teeth straightened, they may not feel too comfortable about wearing braces on their teeth. If that is the case, we can always recommend Invisalign therapy.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a straightening treatment that uses plastic, almost invisible, aligners to straighten the teeth. Therefore, this type of treatment is well-recommended for teens who have apprehensions about showing a mouth of metal braces socially. Invisalign aligners are switched every few weeks to keep the straightening process going. Teens who wear the aligners wear them all the time except when brushing and flossing or eating.
Less Noticeability Means Increased Confidence
Because the aligners are not noticeable, teens feel more confident about wearing them. Also, because there are no brackets or wires involved, you don’t have to worry about a bracket loosening or a wire poking you in the mouth. This gives the wearer added peace of mind. Office visits are fewer, thereby freeing up everyone’s time. Athletes like Invisalign, as they don’t have to worry about an injury that can occur from wearing brackets and wires. The same holds true for any teens who play an instrument in the marching band. Students can also give speeches or act in plays wearing Invisalign aligners.
No Dietary Restrictions and Easier Hygiene
When teens wear Invisalign trays, they can eat about what they like, as, again, they do not have to contend with wires and brackets. Nothing can get stuck in the wires that can be hard to remove. As noted, you remove your aligners when you eat and put them back in your mouth after you stop eating and you have brushed and flossed your teeth. In turn, you can be more diligent about your oral care.Teens also like Invisalign, as they can easily take selfies or prom pictures without worry. Your teen may also be a good candidate for Invisalign. Call us today to set up a consultation.