Many teens feel self-conscious about their braces. Why should you have to suffer while you’re waiting for the perfect smile? We like to think that you don’t have to, which is why we are proud to offer Invisalign Teen to our younger patients.
Why Should Teens Use Invisalign?
For years, orthodontists and dentists have used removable appliances for limited treatment. Today, with the application of computer technology and custom manufacturing, Invisalign treats a broader range of cases with greater precision.
Invisalign uses 3-D computer imaging technology to depict the complete treatment plan, from the initial position to the final desired position. Using this imagery, a series of custom-made clear aligners are produced. Each aligner moves teeth incrementally and is worn for about two weeks, then is replaced by the next in the series until the final position is achieved.
With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing. Unlike braces, you can eat and drink what you want during treatment, because the trays are easily removable. You can also brush and floss as you normally would to maintain good oral hygiene. Because there are no metal brackets or wires to cause mouth irritation, you also spend less time in the doctor’s chair getting adjustments.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign and Invisalign Teen are discreet alternatives to traditional metal braces. The clear plastic aligners are almost invisible, meaning patients will never feel self-conscious about their smiles. Throughout treatment, you will progress through several sets of aligners, each one designed to gradually correct the alignment of your teeth.
Invisalign Teen was developed with the unique needs of teenagers in mind. A teen’s jaw structure is still developing, meaning that orthodontists need to do more than correct the alignment of the teeth: They must also keep in mind the constantly changing structure of the jawline. Invisalign Teen allows for this growth and ensures that patients will have a smile they can be proud of.
Benefits Of Invisalign Teen
- The clear plastic trays used in Invisalign Teen are virtually invisible, so peers and schoolmates won’t even know that you’re wearing them. You’ll never feel embarrassed about your smile while you’re wearing your Invisalign aligners.
- No food restrictions. You’ve probably heard your friends say that they can’t eat some of their favorite foods because of their braces. You’ll never have this problem with Invisalign. The aligners are easily removable, so you’ll never have to say no to a delicious meal or snack.
- Live your life the way you want to. With Invisalign, your treatment will not get in the way of any extra-curricular activities. Proudly smile for pictures, play instruments, and participate in sports as you normally would.