Many teenagers can benefit from straighter teeth and an improved bite, but not nearly as many teenagers are excited to commit to traditional metal braces. Traditional braces are undeniably eye-catching, and teenagers in particular can be apprehensive about others noticing them.
But your teen doesn’t have to choose between self-confidence and straighter teeth. With Invisalign® aligners, your child can get straighter teeth without anyone ever noticing. At Smiles Family Dental, we believe that Invisalign clear aligners are the ideal solution for teens like yours for a variety of reasons that we are excited to explain to you.
Invisalign Clear Aligners Are Discreet
Decades of advancement in orthodontic technology are responsible for the incredibly modern look and feel of Invisalign clear aligners. Invisalign aligners have none of the visible metal brackets or wires that traditional braces do.
They are designed, just like their name suggests, to be invisible. They blend in seamlessly with your teeth, meaning that your teenager’s friends won’t notice them while they are talking during lunch or when they are in class.
In fact, unless they tell their friends that they have the aligners, it’s unlikely that anyone will ever notice the aligners at all. These nearly invisible aligners are just as discreet and hard to see in photos and videos. How’s that for social confidence?
You Can Still Do Everything That You Love With Invisalign
Teenage years are full of opportunities that you want your teenager to be able to enjoy. Traditional braces can sometimes be an obstacle during contact sports and can limit the foods your child eats, but Invisalign aligners provide more flexibility. Below are some popular activities that they will be able to do without issue while using their Invisalign Clear Aligners:
Sports that involve high levels of contact like football, wrestling and basketball don’t mix well with traditional braces. All it takes is being jostled in the face to dislodge a bracket or loosen a wire. Previously, the solution for this would be wearing an uncomfortable mouthguard for the duration of the game to avoid getting a cut lip or a mouth injury.
Invisalign clear aligners are easily removable and don’t have this problem. If your son or daughter has a sports game, they can simply pop it out instead of having to deal with that annoying mouthguard. Additionally, Invisalign aligners are smooth and metal-free, so there’s no risk of cutting your mouth in the first place.
Regardless of how vigilant you are as a parent, it’s impossible to monitor everything that your kid does. There are multiple times throughout the day when they could be doing damage to traditional braces by eating hard foods or snacking on particularly sticky candy.
You can save an expensive trip to the office to repair busted brackets when you invest in an
Invisalign treatment. All your child has to do is remove the aligner tray while they are eating their
favorite foods and replace the aligner again when they are finished. It’s that simple.
Your Teen Can Get a Straighter Smile in Comfort and Convenience
Your teen is growing quickly, and those growing pains can be exacerbated by the discomfort of having a metal apparatus cemented in their mouth. Unlike braces, Invisalign clear aligners will not poke your cheeks or bother you by rubbing against your lips.
Invisalign aligners are clear trays that work in a series. Every few days, you swap out the previous tray for a new one. As the parent, this keeps you from having to make frequent trips to our office to have your kid’s braces adjusted regularly. You and your teen will have less cause to worry about dental care and more time to spend doing what you love.
Give Your Teen the Benefit of Invisalign Clear Aligners
We believe that Invisalign aligners are a great choice for teenagers in Flower Mound, Texas, and we hope to convince you, too. Give your teen the opportunity to straighten their teeth and improve their smile without feeling self-conscious or sacrificing their sports and favorite snacks. Try Invisalign treatment for teens and you’ll see a difference almost immediately.
Call our office at 972-346-1100 today for your free Invisalign consultation with our dentists, Dr. Angelie Zamora, Dr. Pauline Nguyen or Dr. Jennifer Mink! We’re excited to show your teen that getting a straighter smile doesn’t have to be an inconvenience.