If your teenager is feeling self-conscious about their smile, Invisalign is a great option to consider. Invisalign is a system of invisible aligners that slowly apply pressure to your teeth and encourage them to shift into a straighter position. As your trusted dentist in Nixa, MO, we would be happy to provide you or your child with a consultation to see if Invisalign is the best choice. Here are some reasons why your teenager will particularly enjoy Invisalign:
Invisalign is Removable
Unlike traditional braces that require metal brackets and wires to be firmly secured on tooth surfaces at all times, Invisalign can be removed. If there is a school dance, first date, or job interview coming up, you don’t have to worry about your orthodontia tagging along. You can simply remove the invisible aligner for special occasions and reapply it when you are finished. As long as you wear the Invisalign aligner for 20-22 hours out of the day, it is perfectly fine to remove the aligners for events. Additionally, this makes eating meals a lot easier. Your teenager will not have to worry about walking around school with food caught in their braces. They can simply remove the aligner to eat and then put it back on afterward.
Invisalign is Convienent
While you will need to visit the dentist’s office on occasion throughout your Invisalign treatment, it isn’t nearly as often as you would have to with traditional braces. Effective treatment with traditional braces requires that you visit an orthodontist every few weeks to have your wires tightened. With Invisalign, you are provided the set of aligners along with instructions from your dentist on when to progress to the next set. This means less time in the dentist’s chair and more time for after-school activities. For a teen who is involved in school sports, clubs, or tutoring, Invisalign helps with time management by allowing for less time spent in a dental appointment.
Invisalign is Invisible.
Invisalign is great for patients of all ages looking to conceal their orthodontic treatment; however, teenagers are especially interested in it. Our teenage years are awkward enough. When you add in the metallic aesthetics of traditional braces, some teens may be self-conscious. We want your teen to feel confident about their smile, even while they are undergoing treatment. That’s why we provide Invisalign to our patients. Because the aligners are made from clear plastic material, they allow your teen to undergo treatment without drawing excess attention to their smile.
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Dr. Jacob McLauchlin is an Invisalign® provider in the Springfield area and often recommends this convenient treatment option to patients who can benefit from mild to moderate orthodontia. Invisalign® can be used to treat a variety of cosmetic and dental health concerns, including crooked teeth, under-bites, and over-bites. If you are interested in finding out if Invisalign is an option for you or your teen, please schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon.