In the teenage years, problems with misaligned teeth often start before adolescence ends. Overbites and crossbites are common issues for teenagers, along with overcrowding and gaps between teeth. Traditional braces can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for teens to wear during the formative years of school, but Invisalign offers a convenient and comfortable solution. Parents and teenagers alike love the ease of use with Invisalign and the discreet look and feel of the aligners.
When your teen opts in for Invisalign treatment, our orthodontics team at Smile Orthodontics will create custom aligners that fit his or her mouth. These clear aligners are made of a smooth plastic material that is BPA-free, making them safe for teenagers to use. The aligners are removable, so your child can take them out when eating or cleaning their teeth. Your child simply needs to place the aligners back in their trays for the recommended time each day so that they can gradually move the teeth into their correct positions. As treatment continues, the dentist may adjust the number of aligners that are used at each appointment so that optimal results can be achieved in a timely manner.
There are more benefits to undergoing orthodontic treatment with Invisalign than with traditional braces. Invisalign is completely removable, so your teen can eat and drink anything they’d like during treatment! Plus, brushing and flossing are much easier with Invisalign. Additionally, your orthodontist can see your teen’s progress with the Invisalign Outcome Simulator. The simulator will show your dentist what your smile will look like after treatment is complete, which helps them determine the best treatment or next course of action.
One of the biggest areas in which Invisalign® differs from traditional braces is in how they are placed in the mouth. Traditional braces consist of brackets, wires, and other components that are placed on the surface of each tooth. This makes them highly visible to others, which can be embarrassing for teens that are interested in having fun in social situations. Invisalign® clear aligners are custom-made for a patient’s specific mouth and can be removed as needed. Additionally, they do not need to be adjusted like traditional braces. Instead, the dentist will monitor the progress with a new set of aligners every few weeks.
Invisalign® makes eating much easier thanks to its removable nature. Patients can remove the aligners before meals and enjoy their favorite foods without any restrictions. The aligners can also easily be taken out while brushing or flossing the teeth so that patients can clean their teeth more effectively than they can with traditional braces. Invisalign® aligners are also completely clear and discreet, which means that teens will not need to deal with an embarrassing smile during treatment.
Visit Smile Orthodontics at 530 39th St, Des Moines, 50312, or call (515) 274-4637 for the best dental care tailored to your unique needs.
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