Invisalign for Teens
Conventional metal dental braces have been around for decades and have proven to be highly effective in successfully addressing a variety of malocclusions. However, they may be inconvenient for people who believe the cosmetic appearance of these traditional dental braces negatively impacts the appearance of their smile, specifically already self-conscious teenagers. Luckily, traditional metal braces are not the only option for straightening your teeth anymore. Our team of professionals at OHIOSmiles can help your teen regain their smile through the use of a rather new alternative, Invisalign clear dental aligners.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign clear dental aligners come in sets of trays to align your teeth. Our dentist will work with you to create a plan for the alignment of your teeth. Each clear aligner tray is worn for two weeks before it is switched out to the next one. Your teeth will gradually shift into their proper position and place over time.
Invisalign clear aligners are to be worn 20-22 hours a day, only to be removed while eating and drinking, and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Some patients may choose to go longer without their aligners, for a special occasion, for example. This is an option, however, this will increase the amount of time you will need to wear your aligners in the long run.
Benefits of Using Invisalign
There are a lot of foods that patients with standard teeth-straightening options may be unable to eat, such as food that is excessively sticky or hard. These include foods such as corn on the cob, biting into apples, and eating sticky candies like caramels. This is mainly because cleaning teeth with fixed braces is more difficult, and food trapped behind the braces can easily lead to cavities if not treated in time. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that it does not impose any food limitations due to them being removable.
Another major advantage of Invisalign is that the trays are virtually undetectable. For some who find braces unattractive, this may be a lifesaver. When you smile, no one will be able to see the clear aligners, as they are nearly transparent. Invisalign is a fantastic choice for teenagers and adults who want to straighten their teeth while smiling boldly.
Straightening your teeth with standard orthodontic procedures like braces may also take a long time. Straightening your teeth using Invisalign, on the other hand, may leave you with a renewed smile in no more than a year and a half if you follow the indications provided by our team. This is a shorter time than wearing traditional metal braces with brackets and wires.
Invisalign clear aligners are the best option for those who want a beautiful smile without the struggles of metal braces. Having aligned teeth is not only beneficial for your looks and confidence, but also to your overall oral health. If you would like to find out if you are a suitable candidate to undergo the Invisalign treatment, we are ready to help you here at OHIOSmiles. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.