Alternative to Braces for Teens

Crooked teeth are a common problem in teens, and braces are often suggested as a solution. However, braces can be very bulky and make it difficult to follow proper oral hygiene. Invisalign Teen is considered a more comfortable and convenient alternative for teeth straightening.

Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of invisible plastic aligners. These aligners apply the required pressure on the teeth to gradually move them into their proper positions.

What Are the Benefits of Invisalign for Teens?

More Comfort 

Invisalign is considered by teens to be more comfortable than traditional braces. The Invisalign aligners need to be worn for at least 22 hours each day but they can be removed when eating food, brushing teeth, as well as playing sports. For all these reasons, teens love using Invisalign.

Easy to Use

One of the main benefits of Invisalign is that the aligners are easy to use. Invisalign Teen aligners can be taken out when necessary and are not permanently fixed to the teeth. Your teen will not have to follow a strict routine to maintain the aligners and they can continue to eat all their favorite foods.

Cleaner Teeth

It is easier for your teen to maintain their oral hygiene routine with this orthodontic appliance than with metal braces. With braces, food gets stuck in between the wires. These areas then become hotbeds for plaque and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. 

On the other hand, Invisalign aligners can be removed when eating and for brushing and flossing, making it easy to keep the teeth clean in the long run.

Improved Self-Esteem

Teens often feel insecure about how they look with metal braces on. Invisalign aligners are clear and barely noticeable. This helps increase their self-esteem.

Shorter Treatment Time

The treatment with Invisalign Teen is typically shorter compared to conventional braces. In general, most teens will wear the aligners for 8-10 months. The overall treatment duration may vary depending on the patient’s specific condition. 

Reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign Teen and schedule a consultation with Dr. O. You can call us at (757) 546-0301, book your consultation online, or visit us at 711 Greenbrier Pkwy Suite 101, Chesapeake, VA 23320. 


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