Is Invisalign Right For Your Teen?

Between sporting events, hanging with friends, class assignments, and social lives, teenagers today have busy schedules and face greater challenges when it comes to confidence. Imagine being able to give your teenager straighter teeth and a more confident smile the day they walk across the graduation stage, all without the hassle and embarrassment of traditional metal braces.

Does it sound too good to be true? Maybe it’s time to consider Invisalign for teens.

What is Invisalign and How Does it Work?

Invisalign is a unique style of orthodontics that uses a series of clear aligners that are custom made to your teen’s smile as opposed to metal and wires to straighten teeth. Because the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible. Your teen simply wears the aligners 21 to 22 hours each day for about 2 weeks, and then changes them out for a new aligner. Gradually, the aligners help move the teeth to their perfect position.

Learn more about how Invisalign works.

What Are The Benefits of Invisalign Versus Traditional Braces?

Your teen may be more concerned due to the misalignment of their teeth, but you may be more concerned with ensuring they stay clean and healthy. Straighter teeth are a way to ensure that both of you are happy. When considering braces, Invisalign clear braces offers a lot of benefits over metal braces.

Greater Convenience and Few Limitations 

Metal braces can affect your kids lives in a myriad of ways. Invisalign, since they fit firmly onto the teeth and can be removed, allow your kid to be a kid. Your sports fanatic can continue to play sports without the concerns of metal or wires hurting their gums. Your musical star can play any instrument, without their braces getting in the way. And your teen can enjoy any meals you approve; unlike metal braces, which have long lists of forbidden food, Invisalign has no such restrictions.

Increased Confidence

 Studies have shown that up to 92% of teen fear that metal braces would cause them to be teased and keep them from fitting in with their peers. Invisalign is virtually invisible, and allows them to achieve a healthy, confident smile without any embarrassment, ridicule, or fear.

Just as Effective as Traditional Braces

When your teenager follows the recommendations made by your orthodontist, these clear braces for teens can be just as effective as metal braces. Invisalign has been proven to be successful in correcting both mild and severe cases, so the chances are high that your teenager could benefit from Invisalign.

Less Time Spent at an Orthodontist Appointment

Metal braces require orthodontic appointments to adjust bands and wires. With Invisalign, your teenager will only visit every 4-6 weeks to receive new sets of aligners and check on the progress of their teeth.

How Long is Treatment? And What is PROPEL?

Invisalign treatment is generally the same as with traditional braces, but the actual length of treatment can only be determined by your orthodontist. Treatment time is dependent upon a variety of factors and how severe the case is.

PROPEL is a new technology that stimulates bone remodeling, allowing your teen to have straighter teeth and a more confident smile faster than traditional braces. Invisalign with PROPEL has been proven to be the fastest way to get straight teeth.

For more specifics about what PROPEL is, how it works, and how it might benefit your teenager, please read more on PROPEL.

Concerned about how much clear braces cost? What about PROPEL? The first thing to keep in mind is that your dental insurance will often cover braces and treatment with PROPEL. Plus, if you choose Creating Smiles for your Invisalign program, you can take advantage of our offer for $1,000 off of the costs of treatment.

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