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December 18th 2019
Is your adolescent in the market for braces? Does he or she dread the thought of becoming a metal mouth for the next few years? If your teen is dreading orthodontia, you can make their holiday that much happier – and their life that much easier – by gifting them with the possibility of Invisalign Teen.
The Benefits of Invisalign Teen
It may sound like Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment for adults only, but that isn’t the case. Teens can benefit too, enjoying the under-the-radar, nearly invisible aligners. Their friends won’t notice them, their crush won’t notice them, they won’t get in the way of playing sports or instruments or acting or speaking.
Invisalign Teen is specially designed to move certain teeth at certain times, and it is also customized to allow room for teeth that are still erupting. It’s a finely honed orthodontic treatment that is ideal for the teen who is committed to getting a straight smile but, hopefully, doing it as subtly as possible.
For Parents Who Are Worried About Invisalign Teen
It’s natural to be concerned about whether your teen is responsible enough for something like Invisalign. After all, your kids does have to take care of the aligners, wear them as instructed, take them out for meals, and simply keep track of the aligners. It may seem like a busy, distracted teenager isn’t the best candidate for such an assignment.
However, Invisalign providers have found that teens are often some of the best patients. They are dedicated to their treatment and prepared to follow all the rules because they don’t want to ruin a good thing. They know they’ve dodged a rite of passage for adolescence by enjoying the discreet nature of Invisalign.
Plus, there are blue, built-in wear indicators on each aligner. If your child isn’t wearing Invisalign as long as they’re supposed to, the indicators will show as much. So, it’s a little bit of a built-in backup plan to keep teens accountable.
What If Your Teen Isn’t a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
There is always the possibility that your child will not be a good candidate for Invisalign Teen. Sometimes, their particular alignment issues require a different kind of intervention. Not to worry though! They can still enjoy a discreet orthodontic journey.
Clear braces and tooth-colored ceramic braces are both options for teens who are better served by conventional dental braces. They blend into the teeth so they are less noticeable than metal braces. Plus, most teens eventually embrace the idea of braces and start to enjoy the fun of playing around with changing the colors of their rubber bands as an accessorizing statement.
Learn More About Philadelphia Invisalign Teen
Ready to talk teeth for your teen this holiday season and in the new year? Schedule a consultation with Drs. Roberts & de Marsche, Philadelphia orthodontists and Invisalign providers located in Center City.