Gone are the days when metal brackets and wires are the only way to straighten your smile. Today, we have modern orthodontic treatments like Invisalign that can fix crooked and gapped teeth without disrupting your self-confidence. Since Invisalign is both clear and removable, it’s the perfect choice for active, socially-conscious teenagers who need orthodontic treatment.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an innovative system that relies on a series of clear aligners that are custom made for each smile. You’ll change out the smooth plastic aligners every two weeks until your teeth move into their final position. Invisalign should be worn for 22 hours out of the day, but the aligners can be easily removed for eating, brushing and flossing.
Why Invisalign is Perfect for Teenagers
Due to its nearly invisible design, high comfort and removable capabilities, Invisalign Teen can be an ideal choice for your adolescent for the following reasons:
- Smile Confidently for Prom Pictures and Yearbook Photos. Your teen can simply remove the aligners for special events and memorable photos throughout high school.
- Play an Instrument in the Band. There’s no reason to decline the school band if your teen wants to play the clarinet, trumpet or other instrument that would be difficult to play with bulky braces.
- Enjoy Popcorn and Candy at the Movies. We know teens like to snack, and it’s no fun watching your friends enjoy the sweet treats that you can’t have. Unlike traditional braces, there’s no dietary restrictions with Invisalign.
- Keep a White and Healthy Smile. Since you can take out the aligners to brush and floss, this exempts teens from common oral health issues associated with braces, including gingivitis, tooth stains and more.
Are You a Candidate?
Invisalign can solve a wide variety of mild to moderate orthodontic issues, but this type of treatment is not recommended for everyone. To learn your teen’s candidacy, call Village Dental today!