If you’re a teenager in need of orthodontic treatment, then this post is for you!
If the thought of being a braceface for the next year or more has you down in the mouth, Invisalign®Teen may give you something to smile about! Five somethings in fact!!
Read on to learn some of the benefits of Invisalign®Teen; then have a parent set up your free consultation where you’ll receive a customized treatment plan that’s created just for you.
1. Say Cheese!
From homecoming to graduation and countless selfie ops in between, there’s no question that you’ll want to capture all the milestones and special memories of your high school years on camera.
Fortunately, Invisalign®Teen’s clear plastic aligners are virtually invisible, so YOU will be the star of every pic, not your braces.
2. Get Comfy
While traditional braces are much more comfortable today than they were when your parents were kids, Invisalign®Teen takes the comfort level up even higher because the aligners lack the wires and brackets of metal braces that can potentially cause soreness or irritation in the mouth.
3. Breeze Through Brushing and Flossing
Brushing and flossing while wearing traditional braces takes some getting used to and requires a little more effort to ensure your teeth get clean. But with Invisalign®Teen you simply remove your aligners and brush, floss and rinse as you normally would, making oral hygiene a breeze.
4. Eat Freely
Most hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy foods must be eaten with extreme care or avoided altogether when wearing traditional metal braces, as these types of food can cause breakage requiring an emergency visit to the orthodontist.
But with Invisalign®Teen you won’t have to think twice about the popcorn on movie night—or any other food for that matter—because you are able remove your aligners before you eat…however, we’d be remiss if we didn’t remind you that it’s always a good idea to limit sugary foods and drinks for the sake of your overall dental and general health.
5. Play Time Unrestricted
Whether you dream of scoring the winning touchdown or you hope your high notes are a hit during the half-time show (or both?), thanks to Invisalign®Teen’s removable aligners you can play sports and/or musical instruments to your heart’s content and without the added risk of potential injury or discomfort that can come with traditional braces.
We think we’ve made it pretty clear (see what we did there?) with this list that Invisalign®Teen has some serious advantages over traditional metal braces in terms of appearance, comfort, and convenience. But we’re not here to throw metal braces under the bus—as we mentioned in this post, they have their own advantages such as strength, durability and affordability.
And if your teeth need significant movement or you have additional issues such as jaw misalignment, metal braces are more likely to get the job done (and/or get it done faster) than their clear plastic counterparts.
We should also mention that Invisalign®Teen requires a serious commitment of 20+ hours a day of wear in order to be effective. Repeat: At least 20 hours a day. Every. Single. Day.
Still, even with a few minor drawbacks we’re guessing that the aesthetic value and convenience makes Invisalign®Teen a no-brainer for most teens in need of orthodontic treatment.
If that’s the case for you and you’re in the Vancouver, WA area, talk to your parents about Invisalign®Teen; then, have them set up your free consultation and exam with Dr. Irwin by calling 360.883.6713 Monday-Thursday between 8am and 5pm or Friday between 8am and 4pm.