Invisalign: For teens and adults

The greatest advantage of Invisalign is the fact that the retainers are practically invisible. Many adults appreciate that their colleagues and clients cannot see that they are undergoing orthodontic treatment. A growing number of teenagers are also requesting this treatment because it is more attractive than traditional braces. In this article, you will discover that Invisalign can be applied to different age groups.

In general, Invisalign is just as effective and safe for children as for adults. It is recommended that you wait until your child’s baby teeth have all fallen out, which is usually around the age of 10 to 13. Consult a dentist from the comfort of your own home for a simple online dental consultation to determine if you or your child can benefit from this treatment. 

Invisalign treatment for Teens 

Invisalign has been successfully used to adequately help restore the smile of young children. It is designed to treat simple to complex teeth straightening problems for your child, including crowding, spacing and narrow arches.

Metal braces are no longer the top treatment option when it comes to straightening children’s teeth. In fact, 4.3 million patients aged 17 or under were treated with Invisalign in 2016 alone.

Flexibility and convenience

The beauty of Invisalign aligners is that they are completely removable. It is possible for your child to remove it before eating and brushing his or her teeth. The goal is to wear the aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Designed to be worn easily, Invisalign is comfortable to wear.

This feature is perfect because you have the ability to take it out, which is fantastic for kids. They can remove their aligners for several hours a day at their leisure. If your child is playing music or sports, they can continue their normal routine. Unlike regular braces that cannot be removed and do not offer this level of flexibility and convenience.

If your child is involved in sports, you may be worried about the potential for oral injuries. A variety of activities in which children and teens participate can be physically strenuous. These risks are increased for children with braces, the metal or wire can cause the lip to cut and bleed. Invisalign not only eliminates this risk, but also allows the players to remove their aligners in exchange for mouthguards.

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Invisalign is as effective as traditional braces 

One of the main concerns is the level of pain your child may experience. Invisalign clear aligners is not nearly as painful as braces. The majority of individuals experience discomfort and some sensitivity during the initial days of wearing the aligner technology, but in comparison to the agony of metal braces, Invisalign wins by being significantly less painful.

Invisalign is just as effective as classic braces when used properly. Most teenagers are great candidates for this treatment, it can safely treat all common orthodontic problems. This includes underbites, overbites, crowding and gaps between teeth. It can treat cases ranging from minor to severe.

A key selling point of Invisalign for parents is that it has a lower risk of developing cavities than traditional braces. Braces create a risk of cavities simply because they allow your favorite food to get trapped in areas where plaque can build up and make it difficult to clean.

Children with braces often have to use new tools and spend extra time focusing on oral hygiene to brush and floss. They don’t need to change their oral hygiene routine and it reduces the stress for them and for you when it comes to using invisalign. There are certain food choices such as popcorn, nuts, raw vegetables and other favorites that your child can enjoy and won’t have to go their entire youth without eating.

Important to keep in mind

Does your child follow instructions well? Can you trust them to wear the aligners most of the day and keep them in a safe place when they are not wearing them? If the answer is yes, Invisalign is a great choice ! 

Discipline is an important factor in the success of Invisalign treatment time. Treating dental problems as early as possible is a wise decision, but we must determine if your child is motivated and ready for treatment.

Traditional metal braces can have a certain social stigma, especially during the teenage years. This is simply not the case with Invisalign products, invisible sets of aligners are currently very fashionable, which means your teenager is less likely to be embarrassed about wearing them. Invisalign won’t impact their self-esteem and they will feel confident, which is something every parent wants for their child.

Contact the Dental Center Sourire Concept to establish a personalized treatment plan and to determine if the Invisalign treatment can help you correct your current dental situation !

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