Does your teenage son or daughter have misaligned teeth? Are you considering starting them with orthodontic treatment? We understand the concerns that you and your child may have. Consider the advanced clear orthodontic aligner, Invisalign, as an alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign is a highly-advanced orthodontic aligner made from a clear, dental-grade plastic material. Yes, you read that right. As the name suggests, Invisalign is a near-invisible aligner as the material used to fabricate it is transparent. This amazing feature keeps the aligners under disguise while your child goes through their orthodontic treatment.
Here are some interesting features of Invisalign that makes them the best orthodontic aligners, especially for teenagers:
Invisalign is removable
Invisalign moves your teeth in almost the same way traditional braces do. With Invisalign Teen, you can continue with your daily activities while having the option to remove your aligners in between meals and while brushing your teeth. This feature assists in maintaining your overall oral hygiene.
Eat virtually everything
Invisalign does have particular restrictions in the case of your teen’s diet. These restrictions are not as stern as if they were wearing traditional braces. Orthodontists suggest avoiding hard or sticky foods to patients wearing Invisalign. Any attachments bonded onto the teeth may come off if these types of foods come in contact with them. Your teen can easily clean around their attachments and replace their aligners after brushing their teeth when they are finished eating.
Invisalign is entirely metal-free
The aligners are 100% made from a biocompatible, dental-grade plastic material. Unlike braces, there are no metal components such as brackets or wires that could injure your soft tissues.
Parents can keep a close eye on whether their child is using the aligners as suggested, with the help of the indicators present on the aligner walls. The inner walls of the aligners have indicators that turn blue as they are being used. If the patient doesn't wear them at all times, the indicators will not become entirely blue by the end of the treatment phase. In using the indicators, the orthodontist can keep track of whether or not the patient is following the directions of wearing aligners consistently. These indicators can be beneficial and effective for the completion of your teen’s treatment.
Call us at (916) 575-9990 and schedule your complimentary consultation today to see if your teen is a candidate for Invisalign. We will be happy to guide you towards taking the next step in getting started with your child’s treatment.