Life as a teenager can be stressful with so many things to worry about: that math test coming up, making the basketball team, passing their driver’s test, thinking about college, and wondering if their friend is still their friend. And that’s just part of the list.
What your teen doesn’t need to worry about is their teeth, and specifically whether or not they will have to deal with bulky, uncomfortable braces that look and feel awkward.
We understand this at Healthy Smile Dental, which is why we recommend Invisalign for teenagers. Here are a few reasons why Invisalign might be just what your teen needs.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that is a popular alternative to traditional braces, and it has been used by more than 8 million people.
A revolutionary aligner system
Invisalign is a system that uses clear, plastic, removable aligners to straighten teeth. Because they’re clear, they’re virtually invisible, especially when compared to the wires, brackets, and bands required with regular braces. This difference alone is often enough to give teenagers extra confidence at a time in their life when they might need any little boost they can get.
Getting the aligners
Your teenager’s Invisalign treatment starts with fitting your teeth for a series of retainers that are designed to straighten out your teeth over the treatment period. These retainers are made from a clear plastic or acrylic material and meant to be removable when eating, brushing, or flossing
Wearing the aligners
Every few weeks, your teen will switch out one set for another. By the time they take out their last set, they will have the smile of their dreams. Your teen will need to wear their aligners for 22 hours a day, but they will be able to take them out to eat, brush their teeth, and for special occasions.
Invisalign is a fantastic choice for teenagers who need their teeth straightened. The treatment can give them the smile they want without taking them through the awkwardness of traditional braces. To see if Invisalign aligners can help your child, book an appointment online or over the phone with Healthy Smile Dental today.