If you are a teen who has just discovered that you need braces, or if you are the parent of a teen who is in need of orthodontic care, then you could be wondering about your options.
Although traditional braces might be the first thing that you have thought about, you could be wondering if there are other, better options out there. There is one option that is great for teens — Invisalign.
Invisalign is a solid option for people of all ages who need orthodontic work, but it can be a particularly good choice for teenagers. These are some of the reasons why.
1. Invisaling clear braces really work! Your teen will have an easier time maintaining a healthy smile if their teeth are straight. We know that a healthy mouth is essential in maintianing Total Health of the entire body. Invisalign orthodontics can help develop the arch to improve your teens overall facial appearance as well as give them a beautiful smile. Straight teeth and a more perfectly formed arch will help your teen later in life to avoid other health issues such as Sleep Apnea.
- A Mouth guard Can Be Easily Worn
Do you or your teen play sports? If so, Invisalign is a good choice. The corrective clear retainers can be removed so that a mouth guard can be put in for a secure fit.
This is a better option for many active teens because instead of having to invest in a special mouth guard that is designed to be worn with braces. Teens who play sports can wear a regular mouth guard. You also don’t have to worry about the dangers of the mouth guard pressing up too hard against the braces since they will be completely removed.
It is important, however, to put the clear retainers back in as soon as possible after playing to ensure that the correction process is not slowed down.
- It Can Be Removed for Proper Cleaning
Proper cleaning of the teeth while wearing braces is very important. Otherwise, the teeth could stain more easily, or debris could get caught in the braces and teeth and could cause bad breath and even tooth decay.
Let’s face it, many teens find it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene, like brushing and flossing, even when they don’t have braces. When they are faced with keeping their teeth clean while wearing braces many teens fall short of doing an adequate job. This frequently results in permanent white areas of decalcification on the teeth that are unattractive and more susceptible to decay. Luckily, Invisalign braces can be removed for proper cleaning, which can help ensure a clean and healthy mouth without as much work. The clear retainers can be rinsed out under the sink for a thorough cleaning, and teens can easily brush and floss their teeth without worrying about the braces getting in the way.
- It’s Not Noticeable
Invisalign braces aren’t noticeable at all and can be very difficult to see if you don’t know that they are there. This can be a great option for teens, who can often feel self-conscious about such matters.
Plus, during times when teens might feel especially self-conscious — such as when taking pictures — they can take out the retainers completely. Again, this is only recommended for short periods of time, but it can be a positive thing for teens who feel self-conscious about wearing braces.
As you can see, Invisalign is an excellent choice for teenagers who are in need of orthodontic correction. If you are a teen or the parent of a teen, you should give us a call to set up an appointment. Then, you can learn more about this option and get started toward Invisalign treatment.
4. The Invisalign trays can be used for teeth whitening when the orthodontic treatement is completed.
What teen wouldn’t like whiter teeth and a brighter smile? After the completion of their treatement teens can save hundreds of dollars by using the invisalign retainer trays as a way to professionally whiten their smile.