In the past, many teens have struggled with the stigma associated with wearing metal braces to correct the alignment of their teeth. For some teens, they are facing several hurdles and worry about how braces might negatively affect their social life. As orthodontic specialists who have been working with teens to improve their overall oral health for a number of years, we have seen the struggle and how sometimes teens avoid correcting their malocclusion due to their fear of wearing braces. The fact that the stigma associated with metal braces has deterred so many young people from correcting the alignment of their teeth is truly unfortunate because at their age, it is the best possible time to correct bite problems and alignment of the teeth. Many teens who avoided getting braces in the past have ended up regretting that decision in later life, as minor issues with the development of their teeth turned into major problems. Fortunately today, there are some great alternatives to metal braces that are just as effective when it comes to improving a teenager’s oral health. One of the most popular and most discreet of these alternatives available to teens is Invisalign.
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Invisalign is perfect for people who are worried about the way traditional metal braces can affect their appearance. While metal braces are still very popular and a great treatment option, Invisalign provides a much more discreet teeth alignment solution. Many people may also enjoy the comfort of being able to remove their aligners to eat and clean their teeth. There are little to no dietary restrictions that go along with having Invisalign, which make them ideal for teens who have a hard time avoiding foods that can damage their metal braces. If any of these features appeal to you, Invisalign aligners are likely an ideal choice!
How Invisalign Aligners Work
Patients who use Invsialign will be given a series of aligners to be worn in succession over time. Each aligner is adjusted to slowly shift a person’s teeth into the proper position over a period of time which Dr. Williams will determine at your initial consultation.. It is important to wear the aligners 20-22 hours per day. They are only to be removed when eating or cleaning the teeth. Most teens are quite compliant because Invisalign is a luxury to them. As long as instructions are being followed, you will be pleasantly surprised at how straight the teeth will become in even the first few months of treatment. With any big events like graduation, Invisalign allows teens to take pictures without it ever looking like they’re wearing braces!
To find out how Invisalign can work for your teen, feel free to call us at 604-542-5420 or go online to book a free consultation with the friendly team at South Surrey Smiles. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and address any concerns about getting your teen Invisalign.. We look forward to meeting you, and helping improve the oral health of your family!