The thought of bulky metal braces can be a real threat to your self-esteem and eating habits – especially if you are a teenager. If you have a middle school or high school child who needs orthodontic correction but is fighting the idea of wearing traditional braces, you’ll be happy to know there is another option. At Schatz Orthodontics, we proudly offer Invisalign Teen as a preferred choice for adolescents!
With Invisalign, orthodontic treatment is one battle you won’t have to fight with your teenager. This smile-straigtening system relies on clear, smooth aligner sets that gently move the teeth into ideal position over time. Invisalign Teen has been proven to correct crowding, large gaps, under bites, over bites and more. Best of all, these aligners are removable and virtually invisible to others which gives them a welcome advantage over traditional metal braces when it comes to busy, socially-conscious teenagers.
Here are some top reasons why your teen may opt for Invisalign to achieve a beautiful straight smile:
No Rules for Eating: One of the biggest drawbacks for teens in metal braces is the list of foods they are told to avoid while undergoing treatment. With Invisalign, you’ll remove your aligners to eat, so patients have to freedom to enjoy sticky candy, popcorn and other treats that teens love to snack on.
No Embarrassment: Let’s face it; teens get embarrassed easily, especially when it comes to their appearance. Invisalign’s discreet design allows teenagers to smile with confidence in selfies, yearbook photos and social engagements.
No Scheduling Conflicts: Traditional braces requires frequent trips to the orthodontist for tightening or adjustments. This can be challenging to fit into a busy teen’s schedule of school, sports and after-school clubs. With Invisalign Teen, you’ll need to come in much less often, since you can change out your aligners on your own every two weeks.
No Major Risk of Dental Problems: The removability of Invisalign Teen is not only ideal for eating, but it is also optimal for keeping a healthy mouth during treatment. Patients with traditional braces are faced with the struggles of keeping their teeth and gums clean underneath brackets, wires and bands. This often leads to stains and gingivitis (puffy gums) when the braces come off. With Invisalign Teen, your child won’t have extra challenges keeping his or her teeth clean during orthodontic treatment.
At Schatz Orthodontics, we love giving parents an orthodontic treatment option for their teen that doesn’t cause extra tension and stress in your household. Dr. Eric Schatz is a certified provider of Invisalign Teen!
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San Antonio, TX 78258
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