Invisalign for Teens
What comes to your mind when you hear the word "metal braces?" The look of teeth covered by a lattice of metal probably comes to mind. Most teenagers are frightened of the prospect of wearing metal braces nowadays because of how they believe it may affect their appearance. In the age of social media where everyone strives to look a certain way, metal braces may shake down a teenager's confidence. But you also want to straighten your teeth, and take care of any malocclusion, or a misaligned jaw. The good news is that the field of orthodontics has come a long way since the days of metal braces and has a new invention called Invisalign.
How Does Invisalign Work?
With experts like Dr. Huish at Dynamic Dental Care, you can get the most out of Invisalign with a faster treatment timeline. Invisalign does everything that traditional metal braces do, but without making it obvious. They are a set of clear aligners made of invisible polyurethane plastic that is easily removable. The ability to remove the aligners makes Invisalign important to teenagers when they have an important social occasion. More importantly, Invisalign greatly improves your eating habits and helps you stay on top of your oral hygiene. You can brush your teeth and floss them without worrying about metal braces getting in the way. Of course, the advantage of Invisalign for teenagers can be a disadvantage too, especially if they are tempted to remove it. For obvious reasons, Invisalign won't do its job if you remove it from your teeth for too long.
Advantages of Invisalign for Teenagers
Oral Hygiene is Easier Than Ever Before
Because Invisalign is removable, you should be able to clean your teeth more easily compared to wearing metal braces. Flossing is also easier because you no longer have to painstakingly work your way around the wires of traditional metal braces. Rinsing your mouth is also more effective because all of the mouthwash can easily get into all of the spaces.
Eat What You Like - with Caution
One of the main advantages of Invisalign is that you can eat almost anything you want; you still have to watch what you eat though. This means that your dietary options are not restricted and you can provide more nutrition to your body. Teenagers are still growing and should not discard important food groups from their diet because it could disrupt their growth.
Very Comfortable to Wear
Another clear advantage of Invisalign is that it is incredibly comfortable. Invisalign is made out of a thin and flexible material that does not damage the softer tissues lining the mouth. Traditional wires and metal braces, on the other hand, can easily irritate the tissues, especially if the wire gets broken or popped out of its place. This can also lead to the formation of mouth sores, which could be painful and embarrassing for teen wearers.
Invisalign technology has improved over the years and can help you achieve the perfect smile. However, there are some situations where traditional metal braces may be a better solution. If you want to learn more, call (509) 466-2587, and our friendly staff at Dynamic Dental Care will fill you in on the details.