Invisalign® for Teens
For teens, looks can be important. They take the time to choose what they want to wear and how they style their hair. Another important factor in their appearance is the quality of their smile. Crooked teeth can significantly impact their smile, and their overall appearance, leaving them feeling self-conscious.
While braces can be an effective treatment for correcting tooth alignment, the metal brackets and wires are very noticeable. Braces can overpower their smile and make them even more self-conscious. At Beautiful Smiles, we can provide your teen with a much more discreet way to correct their tooth alignment with a form of cosmetic dentistry known as Invisalign®.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a modern alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth. These aligners are made from impressions of the mouth and are custom created to move the teeth to where they need to be for optimal results. They resemble whitening trays or sports mouth guards in appearance and are designed to sit over the teeth. The clear plastic helps them to disappear from view when your teen smiles, making Invisalign a much more discreet treatment.
Treatment with Invisalign involves the use of a series of aligners. The aligners are made to be worn for only two weeks at a time before you change to the next set. Each set is slightly different from the next, helping to guide your teeth gradually into proper alignment. Once treatment is complete, your teen is then provided with a retainer to help maintain their results.
Is it a Good Solution for Teens?
Invisalign can be a great option for teens, providing them with an incredible alternative to traditional metal braces. This treatment can correct many different common types of orthodontic issues. To be effective, it is important that your teen remembers to wear their aligners and change them every two weeks. It is also important that your teen keep track of their aligners when they take them out, so they do not accidentally lose them. If your teen is dedicated to their Invisalign treatment and follows their treatment plan, it can be very effective.
It is also important to keep in mind that while Invisalign can correct many different types of common tooth alignment issues, it is not always the right solution in every case. If your teen has significant alignment issues, traditional braces may be needed. Invisalign is also a great straightening solution for adults.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign Vs Traditional Braces?
Invisalign provides many significant benefits over traditional braces. These benefits include:
|More discreet treatment. The aligners are clear and become practically unnoticeable when your teen smiles. There is no metal mouth.
|Removable aligners. Your teen can take their aligners out to eat and brush their teeth. This allows them to enjoy all of their favorite foods and take care of their mouth normally throughout the duration of their treatment.
|Fewer office visits. You do not need to have adjustment appointments. Instead, you are provided with several sets of aligners to change every two weeks.
|Shorter treatment times. Treatment with Invisalign is typically shorter than treatment with traditional braces.
Invisalign can be an effective treatment for correcting the tooth alignment of your teen, allowing them to discreetly improve the quality of their smile, their oral health, and your overall quality of life. For more information, and to find out if Invisalign is right for your teen, call Beautiful Smiles to schedule an appointment today at (530) 206-9211.