When it comes to straightening your teeth while you’re young, a lot of teenagers may scoff at the idea of metal braces. For years, this treatment has been the go-to solution for teens with crooked or misaligned teeth. But metal braces often come with a stigma and discomfort that can cause teens to feel isolated with their orthodontic treatment. It also prevents them from eating a lot of their favorite foods, performing certain activities, and more. But Dr. Devang Shah has a solution – Invisalign Teen clear aligners.
The Importance of Straightening Teeth for Teens
So, why straighten your teeth in the first place? Some patients may not understand that just because your crooked may not seem problematic now, they can hold unrealized consequences down the road. Crookedness and misalignment can worsen as you age, leaving the gates open for oral health risks like disease and physical damage.
Imagine that you have had crooked teeth well into your adult years. Did you know that this can lead to jaw pain, especially in the temporomandibular joint area? Crooked teeth puts undue stress on these areas, a pain that can increase with time. Also, large gaps and misaligned teeth make it difficult to clean your smile. You either have lots of space for cavity-causing bacteria to roost, or not enough space to brush and floss all areas of your smile. In extreme cases, crookedness may result in losing one or more teeth, either from disease or from blunt force.
By correcting your smile early, such as in your teen years, you can avoid all of these inconveniences and better your smile.
What is Invisalign Teen with Dr. Shah?
You may have heard of Invisalign clear aligners, but did you know about the special branch known as Invisalign Teen? These aligners take a teenager’s growth into account, and are equipped with a blue indicator dot that lets them know when it’s time to get the new set of aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
So, why choose Invisalign Teen? Take a look below at just a few of the reasons that our teen patients have loved their Invisalign treatments:
- Versatility: Invisalign Teen aligners are removable for important events like music concerts, dates, or performances. But what’s even better is that these won’t interfere with sports, wind instrument playing, and more.
- Food Freedom: Hanging out with their friends almost always involves food, but teens with braces may be prevented from enjoying their favorites like candy, popcorn, unsliced fruit and more.
- Faster Treatment Time: Many patients choose Invisalign due to the statistically shorter treatment time, compared to metal braces. Most Invisalign Teen treatments last between 12 and 18 months on average.
- Picture Day: Every school year, students are having their pictures taken for yearbooks, IDs, and more. Let them have a smile they’ll feel confident in, by hiding their orthodontic treatment through Invisalign Teen.
Contact Us To See If Your Teen Qualifies
Now that you’ve seen what Invisalign Teen has to offer, let us know if you or your teen are interested in this treatment to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. Invisalign Teen can correct a whole host of dental alignment problems, and Dr. Shah will be more than happy to help your teen straighten their teeth for a healthier smile in the future.