Clear Invisalign aligners are a popular choice for orthodontic treatment among teenagers. Today, we'll to explore exactly why this orthodontic option is an ideal one for teens.
To start, let’s look at the most obvious reason that many teens prefer Invisalign to traditional metal braces: they’re clear!
Made of a smooth, transparent plastic, Invisalign aligners are virtually undetectable when worn. The social benefits to this for teenagers (and adults, too!) are pretty obvious.
Because these clear aligners aren't very noticeable, many people won’t notice that your teen is undergoing orthodontic treatment. This can result is less teasing from peers.
Even if your teen never experiences any teasing because of his or her braces, teenagers can nevertheless be quite self-conscious about their appearances. They're likely to want to and avoid singling themselves out in any way, and many would prefer to just fit in and feel ‘normal’. Invisalign can help them avoid feeling insecure about their appearances during their orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign aligners are removable.
Your teen will be able to continue to brush and floss as normal during Invisalign treatment, because the aligners are removable.
The process of cleaning teeth while wearing metal braces is pretty involved and time-consuming. This can sometimes mean that, during their busy days, teens won't always take as much time as they should to clean their teeth and braces after each meal or snack.
Invisalign aligners, however, can simply be removed during a meal, and then placed back in after a careful but normal brushing afterwards!
This brings us to yet another plus: no food will be getting stuck in Invisalign aligners to cause embarrassment later! Getting food stuck in traditional braces is essentially par for the course, but again, because the aligners are removable, Invisalign eliminates this problem.
Invisalign also means fewer appointments at the orthodontist’s office!
Don't get us wrong; we’re always happy to see our you! However, we're also well aware that most of our patients lead busy lives, and that can make finding time to visits us for adjustment appointments difficult. Plus, teens and children often have to miss some school for these appointments, which is of course never a good thing!
Invisalign consists of a series of aligners, and each set in the series is replaced every other week or so at home as your teen progress through treatment. This means your teen won't have to visit our office as frequently, resulting in less missed school, and one less appointment to fit into those busy schedules.