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Many people still tend to think of braces as an unflattering mouth full of metal. You may even try to delay getting orthodontic treatment because you’re worried about how braces might affect your looks! Orthodontic treatments have advanced by leaps and bounds in the last several years, but teens can still sometimes be hesitant to hop on the “brace face” train. But you definitely don’t want to miss out on the chance of a healthy, straight smile, right? Luckily, Invisalign Teen® gives you a whole new way to wear braces for a “clearly” amazing smile!
Invisalign’s clear aligners are actually a far more subtle choice than traditional metal braces, resulting in a smile that’s confident even before we straighten your teeth! Aside from near invisability, Invisalign Teen® offers many other benefits, such as:
Anyone familiar with traditional braces knows that they can come with quite a few food restrictions. There’s a pretty long list of items that need to be avoided over the course of treatment to keep all those wires, brackets, and bands intact. Since the Invisalign aligner is removable, you can take it out any time you’re eating or drinking, so there’s no need to miss out on the foods you love.
The same goes for any extracurricular activities you participate in. Whether you’re on the field or in the band room, Invisalign Teen® fits into your life comfortably.
While we’re on the subject of tasty treats, Invisalign aligners make good dental hygiene a whole lot easier. The brackets and wires that come with traditional braces can often make thorough brushing and flossing a little tricky, but since you remove your aligner when brushing or flossing, you have much easier access to the surface of your teeth and gums. This means plaque doesn’t have the chance to hide out and build up. The aligners themselves are also a cinch to clean, using nothing more than water and a clean toothbrush to gently scrub and rinse them out.
Today’s families are busier than ever. Between school, homework, sports, and other extracurricular activities, it can sometimes seem like there aren’t enough hours in the day!
The Invisalign Teen® system often requires less time with us than traditional braces do. With no adjustments to make, or broken wires to fix, your follow-up appointments with are fast, and will usually be scheduled about once every 6-8 weeks after your initial appointment.
The Invisalign Teen® system is only effective when your aligners are worn for the recommended 20-22 hours per day, being sure to change them out every one or two weeks. But don’t let that scare you! Invisalign also includes a built-in assurance check in the form of blue indicators that will fade over time when used as directed. This allows both your parents and your orthodontist to track compliance.
Oh, and one more thing – you’ll never need to worry about losing your aligners. Invisalign Teen® offers patients six replacement aligners for free!
Dr. Bret Johnson discusses the Benefits of Invisalign on Fox 28’s Moms Everyday Program
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