As a teenager, we know that fitting in is important. If you’ve been told you need orthodontic treatment, you may have mixed emotions. While a straighter smile may sound appealing, the time in braces may strike fear and hesitation. At Gilreath Family Dentistry, we understand your dilemma. Therefore, we are proud to offer Invisalign Teen. Now teens can achieve a straight, beautiful smile without worrying about looking different or eating different foods than their friends.
Invisalign is one of the most breakthrough systems in orthodontics. It uses a series of clear aligner trays that are custom fit to gently move your teeth into proper position over time.
Here is a closer look at the benefits of Invisalign Teen:
- Discreet: Perhaps the best part of Invisalign for Teens is that your friends won’t know you are wearing them. Your teeth are moving into proper position, without the social consequence of metal brackets and wires.
- No Diet Restrictions: Let’s face it; as a teenager, it is hard to avoid popcorn, candy and gum from time to time. While there is a list of foods to stay away from while in traditional braces, you won’t be given any restrictions with Invisalign. Why? Because your aligners can be easily removed for snacking and mealtime.
- Easy to Clean: One of the major drawbacks of braces, especially for teens, is that keeping up with oral hygiene can be challenging. This can lead to red, puffy gums, cavities and even unsightly white spots on your teeth when your braces finally come off. With Invisalign, the aligners are removed while you brush – ensuring you get all surfaces of your teeth and gums clean and maintain a healthy mouth.
While Invisalign Teen is the perfect choice for many patients, it may not be right for everyone. There are certain smile correction needs and misalignment concerns that cannot be properly addressed with this form of orthodontics. The only way to find out is to schedule your consultation with Dr. Gilreath.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,