Teenage years are a great time to get a straighter smile. Teenagers have all their adult teeth in place, but their bones are still young and flexible enough to welcome adjustments. While many teens might not like the idea of wearing braces during their high school years, Invisalign clear aligners can improve their orthodontic experience and give your teen a beautiful smile!
We believe the same teenagers who are reluctant to commit to traditional braces might be interested to learn about the benefits of Invisalign clear aligners. With invisible aligner trays, your teenager won’t have to worry about eye-catching metal or any of the potential discomfort that comes with it.
The Invisalign system is a great fit for teenagers of all kinds, and we are looking forward to helping your teenager feel confident in their smile! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons our patients, young and old, love Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign Aligners Are Subtle
Few people like feeling as though everyone is looking at them, but this feeling can be especially pronounced during teenage years. If your teenager hates the thought of people noticing that they’re wearing braces, Invisalign clear aligners are a great solution.
Because Invisalign aligners are transparent, they’re much less noticeable than metal braces. Your teenager can get a straighter smile on the same schedule as traditional braces—or even sooner—without the self-consciousness of a metal mouth!
Invisalign Clear Aligners Make Dental Hygiene Simple
Whether your teenager is busy with school, work, or after-school activities, we know that young people have full schedules. Caring for Invisalign aligners is easy—making dental hygiene easy too.
Brushing and Flossing Is Simple With Invisalign Aligners
With traditional braces, brushing and flossing around each individual bracket is important. Because this extra level of care makes brushing and flossing take longer, teens tend to skip steps or gloss over some important aspects of dental care, especially after a long night of homework or a tiring work shift.
With Invisalign aligner trays, your teenager can easily remove the clear aligners in order to brush and floss their teeth just like they would normally, with no brackets in the way. Invisalign aligners make it easy to keep teeth clean!
Invisalign Aligner Trays Are Simple to Clean
Another feature of the easily removable Invisalign aligners is that the clear aligners are easy to clean. Even if your teenager is busy (or tends to be a little forgetful), keeping Invisalign aligners clean is a straightforward process.
By giving your Invisalign aligners a quick brush with a toothbrush after removing them, you can successfully keep them clean for a long time. Occasionally soaking your Invisalign aligners in a safe cleanser or use another form of Invisalign cleaner for a more comprehensive clean is also a good idea.
How Can Your Teenager Make the Most of Their Invisalign Treatment?
Because Invisalign aligners might not be as common among teenagers as traditional braces, you and your teen may want to remember a few important aspects of Invisalign aligners. Your dentist can outline all of the points and more in person, but creating a plan to care for your Invisalign aligner trays can help keep your treatment plan as short as possible.
Wear Invisalign Aligners as Often as Possible
In order to stick to the teeth straightening schedule laid out by your dentist, your teenager will need to wear Invisalign aligners more than 20 hours a day. Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortable, so this shouldn’t be a major concern. However, your teenager should get into the habit of replacing their clear aligners promptly after eating.
Keep Teeth and Aligners Clean
Because they are so easy to remove and replace, Invisalign aligners are often replaced dirty and full of germs. Fortunately, developing a good habit of regularly cleaning the clear aligners is a great counter to this.
The Invisalign System is a Simple Way for Your Teen to Get a Great Smile
If your teenager wants a straighter smile but is nervous about traditional braces, contact us! Invisalign aligners might be exactly what they need for a beautiful smile and increased confidence.