If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, Invisalign may be the perfect choice. The teenage years, often marked by puberty, changes in social activities and schooling, can be a difficult transition for some. The last thing anyone should have to worry about is the appearance of their teeth.
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, close to 80 percent of American adolescents have been fitted with braces during this time. Although your teenager may feel like they're the only one with braces, this couldn't be further from the truth.
Invisalign can help alleviate issues in the mouth including teeth crowding, an overbite, underbite and even teeth overlapping. Many teens choose Invisalign because of its ability to correct teeth issues without causing a major change to appearance or affecting confidence.
There are many benefits to being fitted with Invisalign including:
- Ability to eat anything, whenever: Since aligners can be removed, your teen won't have to worry about avoiding their favorite foods such as popcorn or sticky candies. Without fear of damaging the aligners, your teen can focus on being just that, a teen!
- Activeness: Unlike traditional braces, which may need protection from a mouth guard to prevent injuries during sports or other high-movement activities, Invisalign can be removed when necessary.
- Little to no pain: Unlike metal braces or other traditional forms of treatment, Invisalign wearers don't have to be fitted with metal brackets or sometimes uncomfortable spacers. Instead, Invisalign is made of smooth, clear aligners, made custom for each patient.
To learn more about Invisalign benefits, or to determine if the treatment will be effective for your teen, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanya Vaysman of KidsBracesNYC today.