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Why Should Teens Wear Invisalign?

At some point, most teens need some kind of orthodontic treatment to fix spacing issues, cross bites, over bites, crowded teeth, or gapped teeth.

For many years, the only choice that teens had to straighten their teeth and improve their bite was to wear metal braces. Even now, with all the advancements that have been made with braces, including better, stronger, and lighter materials, and the introduction of clear braces and behind-the teeth braces, many teens are drawn to a different choice: Invisalign Teen®.

Invisalign Teen® Benefits

Invisalign is system that’s been used for years in the United States. Instead of adhering metal braces to teeth, Invisalign is a series of clear plastic aligners that simply fit over the top and bottom teeth and guide them into place. It’s become very popular because it is:

  • Just As Effective as Traditional Metal Braces. Invisalign Teen® can treat the same issues as metal braces do, and in about the same amount of time. Instead of visiting the orthodontist every four weeks for adjustments, you can instead visit every six weeks with Invisalign. That’s because your teen replaces the aligners herself every two weeks. Just take out the old set and pop the new set in, and the aligner will gently push your teeth into place.
  • Clear. Since it’s clear, no one will even know that your teen is getting orthodontic treatment. Unlike metal braces, your teeth are completely visible. It’s a great confidence booster too.
  • Removable. You must remove Invisalign when you eat or drink, when you brush and floss, and when you play contact sports. Teens can eat and drink what they want since they don’t have to worry about food catching on, or breaking, braces.
  • Custom-Made to Fit Your Teen’s Mouth. Your orthodontist will create a customized plan for your teen, based on x-rays and other measurements. No two Invisalign aligner systems are alike, since no two people are alike. You’ll even get to see what your teeth will look like before you begin, thanks to the imaging system that’s used to create your plan.

There are benefits for parents, too. If your teen loses an aligner after removing them to eat or drink, there are six replacement aligners that are offered for free. Plus, you’ll have a happy, more confident child.

If you’d like to see if your teen is eligible to use Invisalign Teen®, call King Orthodontics for a complementary consultation. We’re the leading provider for Invisalign in Western Pennsylvania and the only Premier Provider Elite in this area.

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