Totally Cool: Invisalign Teen®
Whether you are the parent of a teenager or a teen yourself, you are almost certainly reading this blog post because you are interested in learning more about the benefits of Invisalign Teen®, the virtually invisible way for teens to straighten their teeth. For teens, the phrase “virtually invisible” may be enough to convince them that Invisalign® is the right orthodontic treatment for them - after all, who wants to wear conspicuous wire-and-metal braces for a year or longer during the most formative period of their lives? They might also be interested in knowing that, unlike their friends who have traditional braces, they will not be limited in the foods they can eat or the sports they can play. That’s right. Popcorn, apples, and football are not off limits.
Now, if you are a teen, it might be time to go get your parents because we have some pretty compelling reasons that they will want to invest in Invisalign Teen® for you, too. And if you are a parent, we encourage you to read on, and then schedule a consultation for you and your teenager at the Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry in Red Bank. Invisalign® for teens offers many benefits with which other orthodontic treatments simply cannot compare, and we would be pleased to discuss these with you in detail during a confidential, comprehensive consultation at our luxurious, state-of-the-art office.
What is Invisalign Teen®?
Before introducing you to the benefits of Invisalign Teen®, let us first tell you a little bit about what Invisalign Teen® is. Invisalign Teen® is a variation of Invisalign®, the leading alternative to traditional metal braces in the realignment of teeth. Invisalign® uses a series of clear, custom-crafted aligners that gently and gradually guides the teeth toward their optimal positions within the mouth. Every two weeks, one aligner is traded out for the next in the series until treatment is complete.
Invisalign Teen® differs from its parent product in a couple of substantial ways. Each Invisalign® Teen aligner contains blue indicators that fade over time when used as directed so that Dr. Bixby can tell when your teen has been wearing his or her aligners for the 20 to 22 hours a day necessary to achieving the desired results. Your teen will also have access to as many as six free replacement aligners in case of accidental loss.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen®
As we stated above, most teens prefer Invisalign Teen® because it allows them to avoid the self-consciousness of having to wear bulky, conspicuous metal braces. However, the benefits of Invisalign Teen® go well beyond the cosmetic. Invisalign Teen®:
- Is, in most cases, as effective and efficient in treating mild to severe orthodontic issues as metal braces
- Can be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing
- Requires roughly the same treatment time as traditional braces
- Costs approximately the same amount as traditional braces and is covered by many dental insurance policies
Learn More about Invisalign Teen®
To learn more about Invisalign Teen®, or to schedule a consultation for you and your teen, please contact Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry today.