Invisalign Teen for Gilbert, AZ
Many teens are told they’ll need braces, which typically brings to mind an image of teeth covered in metal. But metal braces aren’t the only option available to young patients from Gilbert and surrounding areas. At Kidtastic, our pediatric dentists offer Invisalign Teen, a special version of the popular clear braces system that’s enabled adults anxious about getting braces to finally pursue the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted.
Invisalign Teen can be the perfect alternative for the teen who’s worried about how braces could affect his or her image. That’s because Invisalign Teen uses clear, custom-made trays instead of metal brackets and wires. A whole series of them will be used, with patients wearing a single tray for about two weeks before moving on to the next in his or her treatment kit. Treatment is complete when every tray has been worn for the prescribed amount of time.
The Benefits of Invisalign Teen
The primary benefit of Invisalign is that the trays are nearly invisible when in use. For a teen worried about how braces will make him or her look, this is invaluable. Instead of facing months of anxiety, your son or daughter can work on achieving a straight, beautiful smile without fear. Only your teen and our Gilbert pediatric dentists will have to know about his or her treatment.
The secondary benefit of Invisalign is that the trays are removable. That means they can be removed for meals, and when it’s time to brush and floss. As a result, your teen can enjoy the same kind of diet they enjoy now. Keeping teeth clean will also be easier. With traditional braces, food can become trapped, making it harder to keep teeth as clean as they need to be. Patients may be more vulnerable to bacteria and plaque as a result. Invisalign will help your teen enjoy better oral health by making thorough brushing and flossing easier.
There’s one more benefit of Invisalign Teen to consider: with nothing to tighten, fewer office visits are required. That’s because your teen will just move from one tray to the next after a period of about two weeks. Our Kidtastic team will still want to check on your son or daughter’s progress, but only occasionally. With fewer office visits, your teen won’t have to worry as much about disruptions to after-school activities, like sports, theater, or a part-time job.
Personalized Care for Gilbert and Beyond
Treatment with Invisalign Teen begins much the same way an adult’s treatment does—with a consultation. The point of a consultation is to determine if Invisalign is really right for your son or daughter. If it is, our Gilbert pediatric dentists can begin planning each phase of your teen’s treatment in detail. This includes gathering as much information about the patient’s smile as possible.
Do you want to know if Invisalign Teen is right for your son or daughter? Our Gilbert pediatric dentists would be happy to help you. Call our office today to reserve a consultation appointment for your teen.