The teenage years are often marked by great changes, in both physical, mental and social aspects. Becoming a young adult can be stressful, and the last thing any parent should have to worry about is their teen's self-confidence. As the body changes, differences in the mouth will also likely be noticed, especially in terms of teeth movement.
During this time, many teens are fitted with braces to fix some of the issues that developed during childhood and even in recent months. Some of these may include an overbite or deep underbite, impacted teeth, protruding front teeth and crowding of the mouth. Although these are some of the most common issues when it comes to oral care, others may also be present that will remain undetected until a professional is able to perform a checkup.
This is why it is imperative to schedule a consultation with an orthodontist early on in your child's life. If you have waited until the teenage years, it's not too late! Many kids this age choose to be fitted with Invisalign.
Invisalign is a virtually invisible form of oral treatment, capable of moving the teeth to their proper positioning using clear, custom aligners. As these aligners are removable, patients can still eat their favorite foods, participate in their usual activities and lead a lifestyle that has always worked best for their desires. Although Invisalign can be removed, it must be worn for between 20-22 hours a day for best results. When not wearing the aligners for a day, or even a few, the teeth can shift back to their original placement.
If your teen is responsible and ready to make a change in their smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Tanya Vaysman or visit our website.