Invisalign® for Teens - A More Discreet and Convenient Teeth Straightening Option
By Steven Kail on November 21, 2015
There are many patients that wish to straighten their teeth, but want to avoid wearing noticeable metal braces. This is especially true of teen patients. With all the pressure that a teen feels to look good and fit in, they don’t want to wear braces. Further, braces often feel uncomfortable, and even restrict the types of foods that can be eaten. Invisalign® invisible braces may be a better option for certain patients. Invisalign® involves the use of clear plastic aligners to straighten the teeth, while freeing teen patients of the inconveniences of braces. Our dentists offer Invisalign® for teens at our Jackson, TN practice, Premier Dental Center, so that our teen patients can achieve the straight teeth they desire more discreetly and comfortably.
Is Invisalign® Right for Teens?
Invisalign® is an effective orthodontic solution that corrects the position of the teeth without compromising the appearance of the smile, so it is natural that most patients are eager to learn more about this treatment option. The majority of orthodontic patients are ideal Invisalign® candidates, but one factor that goes into determining whether Invisalign® is an appropriate treatment option is a patient’s age, which begs the question, “Is Invisalign® right for teens?” In many cases, the answer is yes. As long as the patient is an older teen whose teeth are no longer growing or shifting, Invisalign® treatment should be a success. These teens should also be responsible and committed to treatment, in order to ensure that the aligners are worn and cared for as directed.
Why Teens Prefer Invisalign®
Invisalign® offers a number of advantages that set it apart from traditional orthodontic treatment, making it an appealing option to patients, especially teens. Below are just a few of the reasons that teens prefer Invisalign® treatment:
- Invisalign® is virtually invisible: The clear aligners that are worn during Invisalign® treatment are so discreet that they are virtually invisible. A patient can easily wear these aligners without compromising the smile or drawing any unwanted attention to the teeth.
- Invisalign® treatment is convenient: Invisalign® treatment is more convenient than any other orthodontic treatment option because the aligners can be removed. While the aligners need to be worn for at least 20 hours a day for treatment to be a success, patients are able to remove the aligners while eating, drinking, or cleaning the teeth, or even on special occasions.
- Invisalign® aligners are comfortable: While traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to put pressure on the teeth, Invisalign® uses plastic aligners. These aligners sit flush against the teeth and do not have any sharp edges that can scratch the soft tissues of the mouth like braces can.
With the comfort, convenience, and discreetness that Invisalign® provides, it is no wonder that so many teens prefer this orthodontic treatment.
Schedule an Appointment
Invisalign® is a discreet and effective teeth straightening treatment that could give your teen the healthy, beautiful smile he or she desires. If you have a teen in need of orthodontic treatment and you’d like to learn more about this braces alternative, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists at your earliest convenience.
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