As a teen, the news that you need braces may send waves of anxiety through you. After all, you’re busy with friends, extra-curricular activities, schoolwork and more, and braces just don’t fit into your busy lifestyle. When it comes to needing orthodontic treatment, teens are opting for the clear, plastic aligners known as Invisalign. The great news is, there’s an Invisalign product made specifically for teens. Here’s why teens love Invisalign.
Teenagers are busy…there’s no other way to say it. Parents are busy carting them to various sports practices, music lessons, dance and cheer practice, not to mention to the mall, friends’ houses, and so on. This means their orthodontic treatment is going to have to fit into this busy lifestyle.
Invisalign Teen fits seamlessly into the everyday life of a teenager, and because there are no brackets or wires to worry about, participating in sports, playing an instrument and so many other activities remain unaffected. There’s also no need to adhere to the food rules that come with braces, as Invisalign aligners are simply removed when eating and drinking.
Now, just because Invisalign patients can eat what they want, it doesn’t mean proper oral hygiene can be forgotten. It’s imperative that Invisalign Teen patients listen to their orthodontists when it comes to correctly caring for their teeth and the proper usage of their aligners.
Designed with Teens in Mind
There’s so much going on in the life of a teenager, and orthodontic treatment shouldn’t get in the way of that. It should blend into everyday life and be easy to stick with, which is exactly what Invisalign Teen strives for with helpful additions, such as:
- Blue compliance Indicators
- Up to six replacement trays
- Room to grow
You see, Invisalign Teen was designed with teenagers in mind. The blue compliance Indicators are included on all Invisalign Teen aligners to ensure the teen is wearing their aligners for the recommended time each day. The dots fade with wear, making it easy for parents and teens to know if the aligners are being worn properly.
It’s also no surprise that unfortunate events occur, such as losing one or a set of aligners. That’s why Invisalign Teen comes with up to six replacement trays for these accidental situations. And finally, being that teens are still growing (teeth and jaw included), Invisalign Teen trays include room to grow.
Many teens with braces say their self-confidence takes a hit during treatment. While this isn’t the case for everyone, it can make teens wary of orthodontic treatment in general. Invisalign Teen removes the stigma behind orthodontic treatment, letting patients smile confidently the entire time they are utilizing the Invisalign treatment program.
With Invisalign Teen, there’s no need to worry about orthodontic treatment affecting self-confidence, allowing teenage patients to achieve that spectacular smile without impacting their everyday lifestyle.
The team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is ready to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! Call (843) 4-BRACES to get started today!