Unsightly traditional braces can be a source of anxiety for many teens, which can cause a lot of undue stress at a critical growing stage in their lives. Fortunately, Invisalign is an effective treatment that can offer your child all the benefits of braces with none of the drawbacks. Here are a few things you should consider to determine if Invisalign is right for your teen.
Why Choose Invisalign for Teens?
Many parents underestimate the extent to which teens feel self-conscious about crooked teeth, and traditional braces as a solution can damage their confidence even more. With Invisalign for teens, you can achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile while removing any potential sources of anxiety. Invisalign works by using a firm, but flexible transparent material that fits around your teen’s teeth and subtly corrects their shape over time.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers many exclusive features and advantages that you won’t get from traditional braces. The transparent material used for the invisalign aligner makes it nearly impossible to see in the mouth, and there are no more irritating wires or bands to irritate the gums. With Invisalign, the aligner can also be removed so that teeth can be brushed and floss as normal. A common misconception is that Invisalign is significantly more expensive than traditional braces, but this not true. Invisalign is cost comparable, and in some cases even more affordable than traditional braces.
Effectiveness of Invisalign vs Traditional Braces
Invisalign can be just as effective as traditional braces when they are worn to the recommendations of your orthodontist. Just like traditional braces, Invisalign can treat underbites, overbites, overcrowding, and any gaps between teeth. The treatment time is about the same as with traditional braces, and will depend on the severity of your teen’s condition. Consult your orthodontist to determine whether Invisalign is right for your teen.
Quality Dental Care from Affinity Dental
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