Are you considering orthodontics to get your teen’s teeth straightened and their bite properly aligned? Do you have questions about whether Invisalign® would even make a good option for your teen? There are some great benefits to using Invisalign orthodontics!
Invisalign Teen Benefits
Nearly invisible: One of the biggest benefits of clear plastic aligners instead of braces with brackets and wires is that they are nearly invisible. This is a big deal for self-conscious teens who don’t want to wear obvious braces hardware.
Healthier smile, healthier body: Every week your teen will switch out their current aligner with the next one in the series. Not only will their straighter teeth achieve beauty, but straight teeth are also healthier because they are easier to brush and floss!
Easier oral hygiene and eating: Your teen can look forward to greater ease in brushing, flossing and eating because they take the aligners out during those times. Metal braces can make daily oral hygiene harder to clean and protect against cavities. Additionally, eating certain foods is completely off-limits when wearing metal braces hardware.
Greater self-confidence: Your teen will feel more self-confident wearing clear aligners instead of standout braces. The teen years are hard enough to navigate emotionally, so wearing clear aligners can be a great relief for them while achieving their best smile and looking and feeling good throughout the process.
Is Your Teen Excited?
Your teen will need to be committed to wearing their aligners consistently for 22 hours a day for this form of orthodontics to work. This means taking their aligners out to eat and clean their teeth, then putting their aligners right back in when they are done. They also need to be careful about taking the aligners out when they are away from home. The last thing you want is for them to accidentally toss them in the trash after a meal at school, work or out with friends at social gatherings!
If your teen is excited about the prospect of getting a straighter smile and is committed to wearing Invisalign clear aligners as recommended, we invite you to meet with our Igel Orthodontics team in Omaha, NE, by calling (402) 330-1152. We are happy to schedule a complimentary consultation for your teen!