Invisalign Teen: The perfect solution for your shy teenager

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As a parent, keeping track of your child's oral health is critical. Dentists recommend that you catch and treat oral complications early, before they become worse or even permanent. Misaligned teeth, an overbite or an underbite may affect your teen as he/she continues to grow. These complications may also become compounded by trouble biting and chewing food as well as jaw pain and aesthetic issues.

Braces are a useful treatment technique for correcting tooth misalignment in teens. However, metallic or ceramic braces may cause your child to have a harder time in front of people. They may feel different and uncomfortable when wearing braces in school (or in other social settings). If your child is concerned about how braces will look in their mouth, Invisalign clear aligners are a perfect option to consider. These removable and discreet aligners work faster than traditional braces and are harder for other people to notice.  

How Invisalign aligners work

You can think of Invisalign aligners as clear braces. Each aligner is made of a light, transparent material that fits comfortably inside your child's mouth. Before they can be fitted, you'll meet with your dentist to have dental images taken.

Each image is used to design a treatment plan that suits your child's current condition. In fact, all tooth and jaw movements are carefully planned to give an accurate timeline for your teen's treatment path. This is why Invisalign can be used for treating a wide range of oral health complications. From mispositioned teeth to underbite, clear aligners are an effective approach to correcting such issues.

Invisalign clear aligners can also be removed and reinserted at any time. They cause minimal discomfort to your child's teeth as they work hard to restore oral health. Your teen will also be able to live a normal life during the process. They can remove the aligners before a meal or when brushing their teeth.

Is this the right option for your child?

Not all children can handle metallic/ceramic braces. If your teen is shy or very self-conscious, they may resist braces and even tamper with them to affect treatment timelines. Clear aligners are perfect for such teenagers. This discreet option will cause minimal disruption to daily routines — even when your child is busy. Furthermore, they work faster than traditional braces. Your child's treatment plan will vary between 6-15 months, which is a shorter period than most other orthodontic treatment options.

For more information, contact a dentist who offers Invisalign services.

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25 November 2019

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