Did you know that Invisalign is becoming increasingly popular among teenagers? Many people feel that Invisalign is only for adults who want to straighten their teeth discreetly. Contrary to popular belief, Invisalign is a wonderful treatment option for people of all ages, including teenagers.
History of Invisalign
When Invisalign initially reached the orthodontic market in 1998, it had significant limitations in terms of what situations it could and could not treat. Since then, these clear, removable aligners have seen many technological advances, allowing them to treat complex orthodontic diseases that were previously untreatable. We have successfully treated numerous patients with Invisalign who had difficult concerns such as crowding, spacing, and various bite irregularities at Clear Smiles.
What Qualifies Invisalign as a Good Option for Teens?
No Wires or Brackets
Invisalign is popular among teenagers since there are no wires or braces that irritate their mouths or fall off their teeth. This implies that there will be few, if any, emergency situations!
Fewer Appointments | Quicker Appointments
Invisalign adjustments are far shorter and less frequent than traditional braces. We see Invisalign patients every 10-12 weeks for 20-minute appointments. Those who choose braces typically have 11 appointment visits (30-40 minutes each) during the course of their therapy.
Appointments are a big reason why Invisalign has grown in popularity among young people in recent years. Fewer appointments equate to less time away from school or work!
No Food Restrictions
Because there is no actual metal hardware on the teeth, there are no food restrictions with Invisalign. Teens love not having to give up their favorite foods, as they would with regular braces. Because there is no hardware on the teeth, the teen can brush and floss normally rather than spending time brushing and flossing around wires and brackets. This aids in the maintenance of general dental cleanliness throughout orthodontic treatment, which is necessary for shifting teeth into new positions.
“What Should I Do If My Teen’s Aligner Is Lost?”
We understand that things happen in life! If your adolescent’s aligner becomes misplaced, please contact our office to discuss the next steps in order to keep their treatment on track. Clear Smiles’ orthodontists will normally encourage the patient to go on to the next set of aligners to avoid any unintended displacement or shifting. Although the loss of an aligner has little impact on overall treatment, it is critical to contact your orthodontist if this occurs. We believe in our teenagers and have seen amazing outcomes with their drive when it comes to Invisalign at Clear Smiles.
Invisalign for Teens at Clear Smiles
Still not certain that Invisalign is the right choice for your teen? Clear Smiles is a Certified Invisalign Provider, and we have treated many patients with Invisalign in Dallas and Houston, Texas.
Ready to start your Invisalign journey?
If you’re interested in learning more about Invisalign, book your free consultation. You heard it from our Clear Smiles orthodontists… Invisalign is convenient, natural-looking, and efficient for anyone looking for a positive change.