Tips for choosing the right orthodontic treatment for your teen
If you’d like your teenager to enjoy a more functional, attractive smile, yet you’re concerned about the impact that old-fashioned metal braces could have on their self-esteem, Wickham Terrace Dental have the answer.
Invisalign Teen is an advanced orthodontic treatment that uses a series of custom-made, amazingly transparent aligners, which straighten your teenager’s teeth by gradually applying gentle pressure.
Because Invisalign really is just about invisible, your teen could have teeth straightening treatment without anyone realising it.
Invisalign Teen offers you and your teenager:
1) Advanced technology that can treat from simple to complex cases
Of course, as the parent of an... unpredictable... teenager, you want a teeth straightening option that will give predictable results, without impacting their lifestyle too much.
That’s just what Invisalign Teen offers you. With its custom-made, removable, and virtually invisible aligners, it uses the latest technology to give your teen their best smile.
And as we’ve spoken about before, the latest innovations in Invisalign such as SmartForce features mean that Invisalign helps us straighten teeth with 75% more predictability.
2) A straighter smile in around half the time
By using a series of clear aligners that are custom-made for your teenager, Invisalign can straighten their teeth as much as 50% faster than conventional metal braces.
And because the aligners are easily removable, you’ll both be able to clearly see the progress in your teen’s smile as their teeth move ever closer to their ideal position.
3) A less painful way to straighten teeth
Generally, Invisalign is less painful than other teeth straightening methods. There can be a little soreness as each new aligner pushes on the teeth, but this is completely normal and usually minor, and soon fades away.
Of course, with Invisalign there won’t be any brackets and wires rubbing and scratching against the sides of your child’s mouth. And with no metal fixed around their teeth, sporting injuries are far less likely to occur with Invisalign.
4) Easily removable aligners, to maintain good oral hygiene
Because the aligners are completely removable, with Invisalign teenagers can maintain their oral health by brushing and flossing their teeth as normal. It means there’s usually less trouble with plaque and cavities than with traditional metal braces, which can be difficult to keep clean.
Should your teen ever lose an aligner, we can arrange for replacement aligners so that they can continue their treatment without missing a beat.
5) Aligners that teens actually do wear
For best results, it’s important to wear the Invisalign aligners for the recommended 20 to 22 hours a day. The good news is, that’s exactly what the research shows teenagers do.
And thanks to Invisalign’s built-in “compliance indicators”, it’s easy to keep tabs on whether your teen is wearing their aligners for the optimum time each day.
6) Teeth straightening treatment that helps build your teenager’s confidence
It’s no secret that traditional metal braces can tend to make teenagers feel self-conscious. That’s not an issue with Invisalign’s easily removable and virtually invisible aligners.
In fact, studies show that teens who use Invisalign clear aligners are twice as likely to have a boost in self-esteem as those who choose the “brackets and wires” model. Your child will find it much easier to enjoy social events, school photos, and all their favourite foods.
7) Spend less time at the dentist, and more time enjoying life!
Unlike metal braces that need to be manually adjusted by your dentist, Invisalign’s clear aligners don’t need regular visits and maintenance. You’ll also never have to deal with a painful emergency thanks to broken brackets or wires.
Instead, your teenager simply wears their sequence of computer-designed aligners for the allotted time, ‘til it’s time to pick up the next set.
Find out more about Invisalign Teen today
Invisalign Teen could be the ideal treatment to correct your teen’s teeth, helping them to enjoy straighter teeth without the discomfort, self-consciousness, and restrictions that come with old-fashioned metal wires and brackets.
To find out more about the benefits of Invisalign Teen aligners, or to book your consultation in our Brisbane dental practice, contact us today.