Thankfully, because of modern technology, teenagers now have plenty of options when it comes to straightening and aligning their teeth. Long gone are the days of metal braces being the only option for smile alignment.
Your team at WhiteWing Dental has the perfect option – Invisalign aligners. Virtually invisible, these custom-made aligners are removable and a practical alternative to traditional braces.
Today our McAllen dentists at WhiteWing Dental discuss five reasons why Invisalign
will be worthwhile for your teen and their smile.
Five Fantastic Reasons Your Teen Will Love Invisalign (And Their New Smile)
1. Easy to keep up with.
The first reason you should consider Invisalign over metal braces is pretty simple – they are much easier to maintain.
Let’s say your teen is the sporty or musical type, for example. It can be difficult for them to fully enjoy and participate in their hobbies when wearing traditional metal braces as they may be afraid of having a ball hit them or hurting themselves to adjust their mouth for the instrument they play.
Because Invisalign aligners are removable, your teen can continue with their hobbies as usual.
Not just that, but your teen will also have more freedom to eat whatever food they want. When wearing metal braces, your teen’s diet can be a bit restricted. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are made of plastic, only have to be worn 20 to 22 hours a day, and can be removed whenever your teen is going to enjoy a meal or snack.
This also allows your teen to give the full, proper care their teeth need by being able to brush and floss without wires or brackets in the way.
2. Comparable cost to braces.
There’s a misconception that Invisalign aligners are more costly than braces, when, in fact, this form of treatment cost about the same as traditional braces. Of course, every patient’s needs are going to vary and many factors must be taken into consideration to determine costs – such as the severity of the misaligned teeth.
In the vast majority of cases, the cost of Invisalign is comparable to how much you’d pay for traditional braces and should be covered by most insurance plans. Financing options and payment plans are also offered as a more affordable option for families.
3. Your teen will feel more comfortable not only with their smile, but with themselves.
Rather than feeling too embarrassed to reveal their metal braces, your teenager will be more comfortable showing their smile every day with confidence when you choose Invisalign. Plus, once they have completed treatment, the boost to their self-esteem and well-being will be well worth it.
4. Invisalign aligners work efficiently.
Both you and your teen’s time will be saved by not having to go through all the constant adjustments traditional braces require. Plus, you don’t have to deal with broken hardware, which will require additional visits to the orthodontist.
Invisalign typically requires fewer appointments since you receive the aligners ahead of time and each visit requires less chair time.
5. Invisalign aligners are effective.
As long as your teen has their aligners on as advised, Invisalign will work just as effectively as traditional braces, including correcting underbite, overbite, overcrowding, and gaps between teeth.
Speak with our Invisalign certified McAllen dentist to find out if your teenager is an eligible candidate for this form of treatment.