Braces are a reality for many teens. But braces that use metal brackets and wires aren’t the only option for young patients. At Kidtastic, our pediatric dentists offer Invisalign Teen.
Like regular Invisalign braces, which have been helping adults achieve straighter smiles without fear, Invisalign Teencan help young patients worried about how braces will look. That’s because of how Invisalign works. Instead of using brackets and wires, Invisalign and Invisalign Teen use a series of clear, custom-made trays. Each tray in a patient’s treatment kit is worn for at least two weeks. When every tray has been worn for the prescribed amount of time, treatment will be complete.
The Benefits of Invisalign Teen
The most attractive benefit of Invisalign Teen is that the trays are almost completely invisible. For an image-conscious teenager, that’s invaluable. Now, instead of facing months of anxiety, your son or daughter can work towards achieving straighter, healthier, and more beautiful teeth without feeling like he or she has to hide her smile. In fact, only your teen and our team will even have to know that he or she is receiving orthodontic care
The next most attractive benefit of Invisalign is that the clear trays can be taken out throughout the day, whether for meals or for when it’s time to brush or floss. This lets your son or daughter enjoy the same kind of diet they do now, without braces. Keeping teeth clean will also be easier to accomplish. Traditional braces can make patients more vulnerable to decay and gum disease by trapping pieces of food in hard-to-reach areas. Because Invisalign’s clear trays are removable, regular brushing and flossing is easier and patients can keep their smiles as clean as they normally could.
Last but not least is one more benefit to consider: with nothing to tighten, Invisalign Teen requires fewer office visits. That’s because treatment involves moving from one clear, custom-made tray to another about every two weeks. Our Kidtastic team will still check on your teen’s progress, but only occasionally. With fewer office visits, your teen can enjoy fewer disruptions to after-school activities, like sports, theater, or working at a part-time job.
Your teen’s treatment with Invisalign will begin with a special consultation appointment at Kidtastic. Our doctors will use this consultation to determine whether Invisalign Teen is really the best option for your son or daughter. If it is, our pediatric dentist will begin planning every phases of the treatment in detail, which 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 pediatric dentists would be happy to help you. Call our office today to reserve a consultation appointment for your teen.