If your teen is weary of living with crooked teeth but also of metal braces, now is the time to consider a modern teeth straightening option.
At Alencar Family Dentistry, we regularly recommend Invisalign Teen® as an efficient and convenient alternative to metal braces for teens.
What is Invisalign Teen®?
The Invisalign® treatment straightens teeth using a series of transparent, plastic aligners.
For teeth to move from their present misaligned position to a more correct location, pressure must be applied. Invisalign® applies a specific amount of pressure to gently shift teeth to their correct position.
Invisalign Teen® works by the same principles but is specifically designed for teenagers.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign Teen®?
For the Invisalign treatment to work, it will take commitment from your teen to wear them for 20-22 hours each day. However, Invisalign Teen® is more convenient than metal braces as the aligners can be removed when eating, brushing teeth, playing sports, or for special occasions.
Most teens fear social stigma when wearing metal braces. Many feel insecure about looking different, become worried about standing out, and dislike the idea of going to school with a mouthful of metal.
Invisalign Teen® is a nearly invisible solution for straightening teeth. This will allow your teen to smile every day without hiding.
The Invisalign Teen® clear aligners are unbelievably easy to use. They function like a removable retainer, and the aligners can be put in and taken out when needed since they are not fixed in place.
As long as a teen brushes their teeth after each meal, they can eat all their favorite foods and do not have to make any adjustments to their diet.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign Teen® as the aligners can be removed for brushing and flossing and before eating. This decreases the risk of food getting stuck in the braces and attacking your teeth or soft tissue.
In general, a teen will have to wear the Invisalign Teen® aligners for about eighteen months. However, the duration of the treatment will depend on the severity of the misalignment.
If your teen is interested in getting a straighter smile without the use of metal braces, contact Alencar Family Dentistry at (757) 546-0301 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jayme A. Oliveira Filho to learn more about Invisalign Teens®.