Let’s face it. With school, sports, and hanging out with friends, getting metal braces is not at the top of your teen’s list of favorite things to do. Teenagers are going through a time where physical appearance is often a priority, so wearing braces can be awkward. For a child that is particularly self-conscious, braces may prove to be an especially difficult time for them and for you as a parent.
With Invisalign Teen®, teen’s can straighten their teeth without metal wires and brackets getting in the way. Invisalign Teen is a system of orthodontic appliances that uses a series of clear, plastic aligners to straighten teeth. Every two weeks, a new aligner is put in, and with each new aligner the teeth move closer to their optimal position.
The aligners are removable and can be taken out to eat, drink, brush, and floss, meaning there are no dietary restrictions, and oral hygiene, a critical component to orthodontic care, is that much easier.
Each aligner is equipped with a Blue Dot wear indicator, which easily shows if the aligner has been worn enough. It’s a system designed exclusively for the teenage lifestyle – virtually invisible, removable, and remarkably easy to use.
Call us or make an appointment today to ask about how to help your teen look great!