Invisalign for Teens
By Dr. Tim Simpson on October 18, 2013
Today there are many options available for dealing with crooked, gapped, or crowded teeth. Many adults are turning to the Invisalign® clear orthodontic system as a way to correct dental issues without the hassles and irritation - not to mention the look - of traditional metal braces.
With the introduction of the Invisalign Teen® line, a number of parents and teens are discovering that Invisalign® retainers are a great choice for teenagers. Cosmetic dentist Tim Simpson has fit dozens of San Angelo patients with the Invisalign Teen® system. He recommends this treatment option for a variety of reasons.
What Is Invisalign Teen® and What Makes it Different?
The Invisalign® system is a progressive series of clear aligner trays, much like retainers, that are molded to fit the unique shape of your teeth. Each aligner tray works to make subtle and gradual shifts in the placement of your teeth. Within a year or two, your series of Invisalign® aligner trays can correct a wide variety of cosmetic dental issues including crossbite, overbite, underbite, and crowded teeth.
Invisalign Teen® is a concept that builds off the Invisalign® model but adds some tweaks to make the program a better fit for younger patients. These upgrades include blue compliance indicators on the sides to ensure they are being used properly, as well as up to six free replacement alignment trays; this is of great value for parents when their teens lose a tray.
What Makes Invisalign Teen® the Right Choice?
Invisalign® has a lot to offer a teenager. These benefits include:
- The Freedom to Eat What You Want - Sugar, snacks, junk food - when it comes to cuisine, teens just want to have fun. But from snapped wires to eroded brackets, a jagged piece of popcorn or sticky candy can result in disaster for traditional braces. With Invisalign®, your teen simply pops his aligner tray out while he or she eats and replaces it when done - it’s that easy to protect the orthodontic aligners from damage.
- Easier to Keep Clean - One of the biggest hassles of traditional braces is the regimen that comes with keeping them clean - every bracket and link of wire becomes a magnet and a trap for bacteria brought into the mouth during lunch. Invisalign’s removal nature makes it easier to keep both your teeth and your aligner tray clean, a factor that’s relieving to both teens and their parents alike.
- The Freedom to Look Your Best - Braces are common among teenagers, but that doesn’t make teens feel any better about having a mouth full of metal. Invisalign® invisible braces are nearly imperceptible to onlookers, and the only thing your teen will notice is the added comfort compared to traditional metal braces.
Contact Your Cosmetic Dentist Today
If your child needs braces, don’t limit your options to traditional metal and wires - give them a choice with Invisalign®. Contact our office to schedule a consultation today and find out of Invisalign® is the right choice for your teen.
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