In the past, traditional metal braces were the standard for straightening teeth. Teens had to put up with the teasing and name calling on top of the discomfort of bulky metal brackets and wires irritating the tongue and cheeks. Fortunately, dentistry has come a long way with advancements. Orthodontics has made significant changes and metal braces are smaller, less irritating and even more fashion forward. An even more popular improvement in orthodontics is Invisalign® Teen.
There are some situations where metal braces are still the best option for straightening teeth, particularly when the issues are severe. For many teens, the Invisalign system produces the desired results without the hassles related to metal braces. Your teen can have a perfectly straight smile without the restrictions and discomfort associated with traditional methods of straightening teeth.
Advantages of Invisalign Teen
Teens have enough on their plates without worrying about getting their teeth straightened. Between photos, get-togethers with friends, dating and other social activities, taking time out to manage braces can be hard. Being mindful of whether the food offered is hard or sticky and other considerations can be a bit much. Invisalign Teen allows your teenager to participate in the usual activities, including eating all types of snacks and meals, without worry.
Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently move teeth into the desired position. Since they are clear, they are hardly noticeable. You can take school pictures and tons of selfies without a mouth full of metal. The aligners are removable. This means you take them out to eat and pop them back in when you are finished. Remove them for brushing and flossing, clean them and put them back in when you are done.
The plastic aligners are customized and changed out every two weeks or so. With smooth edges, they are more comfortable than traditional braces. They do not cause abrasions on the tongue or cheeks, and you will not have wires that can come loose and poke you.
Teenagers have very busy and active lives. With Invisalign Teen, straightening their teeth will not get in the way. Durable and comfortable, Invisalign fits in with their extracurricular activities. Forget about braces getting in the way. Swim class, gym class or band, Invisalign Teen makes it possible for your teenager to continue activities without interruptions.
Contact Schatz Orthodontics today for more information about Invisalign Teen. Check out our testimonials, or find out what other teens have to say about it on Facebook and Twitter.