Are you raising a teenager who plays sports competitively? If so, you probably take great pride in watching your child compete. It doesn’t matter if your teen scores the winning goal, makes an awe-inspiring defensive play or warms the bench. Having a teenager who plays sports is rewarding for parents and their kids no matter what.

Just like you take pride in having a child who plays sports, you want your teens to be proud of their smile. That can be difficult for some kids, particularly those who have a smile that’s less than perfect. Today, treating a crooked smile for athletic teens is often different than treating one for kids who don’t play sports. This is especially true for teenagers who play contact sports like football or hockey.

Invisalign Teen Prevents Costly Damage

Traditionally, a crooked smile has been corrected with the use of metal braces. Braces involve things like brackets and wires, components that can become dislodged and damaged during high-impact activities like lacrosse. The costs to repair damaged components can add up fast when a student athlete has conventional braces.

Invisalign treatment uses plastic trays to align teeth over time. Each set of Invisalign aligners is custom-made to fit snugly over a user’s teeth and gums. Given their custom-fit, Invisalign aligners will not be jostled out of place. If an athlete is uncomfortable wearing Invisalign aligners during a match, they can be removed before play begins, something that’s not an option with metal braces.

Invisalign Aligners Prevent Injuries

If your teen has metal braces and a wire or bracket pops out of place or experiences damage during a game, it can cause an oral injury. With Invisalign, you won’t have to worry about your child’s aligners causing a mouth injury because they’re made with SmartTrack material instead of metal.

Invisalign Treatment Can Increase Confidence

No matter how great a play your child just made, your teen may shy away from the camera instead of taking a celebratory photo if he or she has a crooked smile. Throughout your teen’s Invisalign treatment, your teenager’s teeth will slowly move into proper position. With each successive set of Invisalign aligners your teen uses, your child’s smile will improve. These progressive improvements and the final result of your child’s treatment will improve your teen’s confidence in the short- and long-term.

Invisalign Teen Eliminates the Need for Special Equipment

When teens play sports that require a mouth guard, it can be difficult for them to use the “boil-and-fit” mouth guards that most schools provide. In fact, those traditional mouth guards may actually end up damaging your teenager’s metal braces before a given game even starts. To prevent that, you may have to invest in a custom mouth guard.

You won’t need to get a custom mouth guard with Invisalign for teens. Because Invisalign aligners fit snugly over your teen’s teeth and gums, your child will be able to use a boil-and-fit mouth guard comfortably and without worrying about potential damage.

Invisalign Treatment Is Affordable

While you may agree that Invisalign is a great choice for athletic teens, you might be worried about the cost of the treatment. At Clearsmile Orthodontics, we’re committed to making Invisalign treatment affordable for everyone, which is why we offer monthly payment plans with zero interest to people who qualify. That’s also why we have promotional offers on the Invisalign treatment we provide that are available to everyone who visits our website.

If you’re ready to bring your teen in for an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Colin Webb, we encourage you to contact Clearsmile Orthodontics to schedule an appointment now.