With things like yearbook photos, prom pictures and everyday selfies, it’s easy to see why teenagers may be self-conscious about their smile. The problem is, many of them don’t want to speak up when it comes to orthodontic treatment, because it usually involves traditional metal braces. Fortunately, there is a way teens can improve their smile little by little each day – without anyone noticing, either. It’s called Invisalign.
What is Invisalign for Teens?
For starters, Invisalign is not the same thing as braces, which utilize wires and brackets to adjust your smile and bite. Instead, Invisalign uses customized, clear plastic aligners that are changed out once a week. They are just as effective as braces, however. They just don’t come with the same inconveniences.
Best of all, since they’re practically invisible, most people at school won’t even know they’re wearing them.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
The biggest benefit of Invisalign for teens is obviously straightening their teeth so they can enjoy a naturally beautiful smile. But Invisalign has immense benefits when compared to traditional metal braces and other orthodontics. Here are some of them:
- Virtually invisible design: Since it’s made from clear plastic, Invisalign is virtually invisible. The vast majority of people won’t even know your teen is wearing them.
- Eat what you want: With traditional braces, you have to worry about brackets, wires and diet restrictions. Invisalign doesn’t have the same restrictions, as they’re removable and let your teen eat whatever they want.
- Keep your mouth healthy: With Invisalign, your teen can brush and floss teeth like they normally would. This ensures their teeth and gums are healthy without any special cleaning.
- Extracurricular Activities: If you child is involved in sports, you can still wear coustom fit sports guards for contact sports. Playing wind instrument is easy with Invisalign; without the bulk or discomfort of traditional brackets.
These are just a few of the reasons more and more teens are turning to Invisalign for straighter teeth.
If you’d like to know more about Invisalign for teenagers, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim today. Now taking new Invisalign patients in Omaha, La Vista and surrounding areas.