Whether it’s crooked teeth, an overbite, or another oral insecurity, getting a straight, healthy smile can give your teenager the confidence they are searching for. As teens are more conscious of their looks, Invisalign is a great alternative for achieving a straight smile over other traditional options, such as metal braces.
If you are interested in Invisalign for your teenager, here are four things you need to know before starting the Invisalign process.
They are Just as Effective as Traditional Braces
Undergoing treatment to move and straighten teeth is an investment in oneself and ensuring that the treatment option you select is effective is the number one priority. Compared to traditional braces, Invisalign is just as effective as long as your teen adheres to the customized plan their orthodontist establishes at the beginning of treatment. Invisalign is also able to treat a handful of common orthodontic issues, such as mild to moderate underbites, overbites, gaps between the teeth, and overcrowding.
Reduced Risk of Cavities
When undergoing orthodontic treatment, one main concern of most parents is minimizing the risk of cavities. With Invisalign, the risk of cavities is drastically reduced since the clear aligners are able to be removed while eating and to brush the teeth whereas, with metal braces, there is an increased risk for plaque development and decay since food can get stuck in the wires and around the brackets.
Less Time Spent in the Dentist Chair
Teenagers live busy lives and with constant appointments, sporting events, and social activities happening on a weekly basis, carving away time to go to the orthodontist can be time-consuming. With Invisalign, your teen will likely only have to visit the orthodontist’s office every 6-8 weeks to ensure the treatment is going as expected and to make any necessary adjustments.
Invisalign is Easy to Remove
Invisalign aligners can be removed easily, both when your teenager is eating and brushing their teeth, as well as when it comes to the end of treatment. We highly recommend wearing aligners 22 hours a day, but with the ability to removing aligners whenever necessary, teenagers won’t feel deprived of the things they enjoyed pre-treatment.
To learn more about Invisalign and if they would be a good option for your teen, contact ARCH Orthodontics today at (781) 318-3925 to schedule a consultation.