If you are the parent of a teenager who may need braces, then you probably have already come to realize that they aren’t exactly jumping at the chance to get clunky metal braces, even though they will enhance their smile. Invisalign has revolutionized the way people look at aligners and has made it easy for parents to ensure that their tens have smiles that they can be proud of for years to come. Utilizing plastic aligners that gently shift your teens teeth into place, without relying on metal brackets or wires that can potentially harm your teen’s gums, Invisalign safely and effectively provides your teen with a smile that is radiant and confident.
Why is Invisalign better than traditional braces?
Though metal braces are always applied with the best of intentions, they can sometimes end up causing more harm than good when it comes to your teen’s social life and self confidence. Traditional metal braces are bulky and embarrassing. They can also irritate your teens mouth and gums, as well as make them feel uncomfortable about smiling during the alignment process. Invisalign aligners are made of clear plastic and are wire free. Another big plus with Invisalign is that there aren’t any tightening treatments, so the entire process doesn’t involve the same pain or discomfort that traditional braces typically do.
What are some of the benefits of Invisalign for teens? Invisalign aligners don’t need to be removed during sports activities and can simply be removed when eating or drinking. Therefore, the disadvantages of both braces and retainers aren’t present in the Invisalign process. You are also able to take better care of your teeth with Invisalign, due to the fact that you can remove the clear plastic aligners whenever you need to floss or brush your teeth. With traditional braces food particles can become lodged in the brackets or wires, making it difficult to truly get your mouth clean while they are in place. Invisalign can fix bite issues, such as crossbite or overbite, spaced teeth and misaligned teeth, amongst other cosmetic dentistry issues.
How do I get Invisalign for teens? If you feel that Invisalign is the best choice for your child, then you should make an appointment to speak with your doctor about your treatment options. Your dentist will assess your teens oral health and fix any existing dental issues before taking an x-ray, photos and an impression of your teens mouth. These items will be used to make a 3-D model of their mouth, which will then be utilized to create aligners that are a perfect fit for their teeth. Your teen will switch out the aligners every two weeks, and the treatments will typically last an average of 1 year, though some patients make require more or less treatment. In some cases, your teen may only need a couple of aligners to remedy their cosmetic dentistry problem.
If you believe that your teen could benefit from Invisalign, please call (310) 549-2400 or email us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Vaishali Patel DDS, and to find out more about Invisalign’s affordable payment options.