People have heard about Invisalign, the clear plastic aligners that take the place of traditional braces. Most people think Invisalign is just for adults, who may have some minor re-adjustments to make with their teeth. Truth is, Invisalign can be great for teens, too.
Everyone knows that adolescence is a time when teens are overly conscious about their image. And nothing is more of a downer than the metal bands and wires of traditional braces. Luckily, there’s Invisalign!
No more metal mouth
Invisalign is made of clear, plastic aligners. This is good news for teens because Invisalign straightens their teeth without the discomfort and metal-ridden stigma of metal braces.
Additionally, Invisalign is much easier to care for than traditional braces. No need for floss threaders, special brushing instructions, or any of that. With Invisalign, the wearer simply takes out the tray when it’s time to brush their teeth. The same is true of eating. The wearer can eat corn on the cob and similar foods because they take the tray out when eating. No more cutting the corn off the cob! For teens, this makes life much easier when it comes to hanging out with friends and dating.
Eligibility for Invisalign
The dentists at Doctors of Dental Medicine can examine your teenager and see if he or she is right for Invisalign. Generally, Invisalign can be used among teens who have erupting or newly erupted permanent teeth. It can’t be used in cases where the teeth need to be seriously moved.
Interested in Invisalign for your teen, call us at 732-329-3113 and let’s talk.