Invisalign for teens helps you straighten your teeth without making it obvious that you are taking treatment. Metal braces happen to be a reliable solution to restore your teeth and straighten your smile. However, not all teens may like the idea of having metal brackets put on their teeth. Invisalign, therefore, becomes a better alternative for them.
Invisalign Vs. Clear Braces
Invisalign is different from clear braces. It is an orthodontic treatment for teenagers who want to straighten their teeth without making it obvious. Most people fail to spot anything different on your teeth when you wear them. It is because these aligners are invisible.
Clear braces are a brilliant alternative to conventional metal braces as nobody can tell that you are wearing them. We examine your teeth, take X-rays and decide on the most suitable method to straighten your teeth.
When you get clear aligners, your teeth will begin to move to their correct position. At the same time, we need to examine your jaw. In case of a misaligned jaw, we need to correct it too. We will create a customized treatment plan suiting all your needs.
How is Invisalign Different for Teens and Adults?
The process of straightening the teeth in adults and teens is the same. We straighten your teeth using a series of clear plastic aligners. Invisalign appears like a clear retainer, and you need to switch to a newer set every two weeks. Each tray of this set works to move your teeth closer to straight.
Before creating a treatment plan for teens and adults, we ask about your needs. You can also take them out while eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
Why Invisalign is Better Than Traditional Braces?
Invisalign has many advantages when compared to conventional braces. With conventional braces, it becomes difficult to brush your teeth and maintain your oral hygiene. You cannot even play any musical instrument involving the mouth or engage in sports. When you eat your favorite food like hamburgers, the food gets stuck in your braces.
Invisalign, on the other hand, is easy to use and maintain. The food doesn’t get stuck in them as you remove your tray while eating. Their invisible appearance is the best advantage of using them over other alternatives. But do not put them on when you play sports as they may break or fall. We also advise removing your aligners while playing an instrument.
Please reach out to Alencar Family Dentistry in Chesapeake, VA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. O. Please call us at (757) 546-0301 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.