For decades, adolescence has served as the period in a person’s life when it’s time to straighten out teeth, mostly because that’s when all the baby teeth are officially gone and all the adult teeth have taken their place. However, teens also have been forced to deal with metal braces as the main means of fixing those crooked teeth, but Invisalign has completely changed that in a number of important ways.
Here at Clearsmile Orthodontics, we have found that Invisalign is an ideal option for a number of teenage patients for several reasons, including the following:
#1 It Improves Self-Confidence
First and foremost, because Invisalign is a cleaner and less noticeable look than metal braces, it makes it easier for teenagers to improve their self-confidence. Most people can’t even tell that Invisalign aligners are even there, so adolescents can smile with confidence and pride in a way they simply couldn’t with traditional braces.
#2 Invisalign is Removable
Another benefit of Invisalign for teens is that the appliances are removable, which makes it easier to eat and easier to clean teeth. Braces eliminate a lot of options for teens from a dietary perspective, but with Invisalign they can simply remove the appliance, eat whatever they want, clean the appliance, and then return it to their mouth so it can keep on doing its job. When it comes to cleaning your teeth, Invisalign is again easily removed to allow proper and complete brushing and flossing without having to word around braces and wires.
#3 It’s Better for Sports
Another advantage of a removable appliance is that it’s better for teenagers who participate in sports. Traditional braces can cause a lot of extra mouth injuries, especially in contact sports, so if desired, Invisalign can be removed before a game or practice, high schoolers eliminate the increased potential for injuries. However, most teens just leave the aligners on their teeth and put their mouthguard right over them.
#4 It’s Better for Teens’ Schedules
One major benefit of Invisalign is that it requires fewer orthodontic checkups than traditional braces. Frankly, that’s an advantage for people of any age, but it is especially ideal for students that would rather not miss any important class time for monthly orthodontic checkups. Why not enjoy all the other benefits of Invisalign as well as fewer trips to the orthodontist’s office?
#5 They Work as Well as Braces
Most importantly, teenagers will end up with the results they desire whether they choose Invisalign or traditional braces. The object, after all, is to straighten teeth, so why would teens settle for metal braces when there is an option that works just as well while also offering so many of these fantastic advantages? For so many reasons, Invisalign is the right choice for teenagers.
Schedule an Appointment
If you or your teenager are interested in taking a closer look at whether Invisalign is the best option, please pay us a visit here at Clearsmile Orthodontics any time and an Invisalign specialist will get you all set up for a free consultation. We can take a closer look at those crooked teeth and determine the best course of action moving forward, and there is a very strong possibility that this action will somehow involve Invisalign. Put simply, Invisalign for teens really may be the best option for those in need of orthodontic work.