Invisalign for Teens
Fairfield and West Chester, OH
If your teenager requires orthodontics, Invisalign is one of the options to consider. A set of transparent plastic retainers, Invisalign aligners apply pressure to shift the teeth into the ideal position. People sometimes question the effectiveness of Invisalign versus traditional braces. Both work the same way, but Invisalign does its job by being virtually invisible.
Initially, Invisalign treatment was recommended for adults only. As technology has advanced, Invisalign has proven to be an equally effective option for teens and kids as well.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign for Teens?
Invisalign aligners are made of soft BPA-friendly plastic, individually customized according to each teenager's mouth and gum lines. They are so comfortable to wear that patients often forget they're wearing them.
The aesthetic appeal of Invisalign lies in its invisibility. The translucent plastic retainers ensure your teenager won't have to hide their smile or feel conscious about undergoing a dental treatment.
Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners do not need tightening or adjustments. The treatment requires visits to the doctor's office every six to eight weeks to replace the aligners.
Invisalign treatment heavily relies on computerized planning and custom designing. This precision is enough to warrant accurate results throughout the treatment.
With Invisalign aligners, brushing your teeth is a breeze. You're supposed to take them out before eating, brush your teeth as usual, and then put them back in.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign aligners must be worn daily, minus the time spent eating and brushing your teeth. Invisalign technology compares the recent and ideal positioning of your teeth to create an alignment plan for your teeth. These aligners apply controlled pressure to your teeth throughout the treatment. Approximately every two weeks, you will wear a new set of aligners that will continue until you have received the results you're hoping for.
Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces
Invisalign treatment takes anywhere between six months to two years, while traditional braces must be worn for one to three years, depending on the severity.
Invisalign is the preferred choice of teens because of their aesthetic look and feel. Traditional metallic braces sometimes cause a lack of confidence among kids due to their bulky appearance.
With Invisalign, teens must take them out before meals, clean, and put them back in, and they are in charge of ensuring they keep the aligners in their mouths for the recommended duration. On the other hand, it is your dentist's job to tighten and fix traditional braces.
You're free to eat anything with Invisalign, while traditional braces prevent teens from enjoying certain foods, such as nuts, popcorn, and gum.
Book Your Appointment Today!
Invisalign is a popular choice of aligners among teens. Give us a call at (513) 829-4400 to book a consultation and discuss if your child is a candidate for Invisalign for teens.