As a teenager, the thought of braces brings ideas of ‘brace-face’ and ‘metal-mouth’ to mind; not every teenager’s dream! However, there is the option of getting Invisalign Teen at Smiles on Yonge in Richmond Hill so you don’t have to worry about the attention and teasing that can come with traditional braces.
They’re made out of a clear, thin plastic which is basically invisible. The other perk to having this exclusive aligner is that it’s removable. Which means you won’t be limited to what you can and can’t eat. If you want to eat that popcorn just pop the aligner out and enjoy. Just don’t forget to put it back in.
Having removable aligners also makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth because you won’t have to worry about cleaning any wires or brackets.
There are many reasons why Invisalign may be right for your teen. Teenagers can straighten their teeth without letting braces interrupt their daily activities or having anyone notice. Schedule an appointment today to consult with our experts and learn more about this incredible treatment.
Benefits of Invisalign
There are a number of benefits to using Invisalign as a teenager. From a more subtle corrective appliance to increased durability, this is a great choice for growing teens and young adults alike. Similar to Harmony and traditional braces, the results of this treatment will align your teeth and smile, but they look and feel quite different!
Here are some of the many reasons you should consider using Invisalign for your orthodontic treatment:
Remain Discreet About Having Braces
Self-consciousness about appearance is a big thing that inhibits people from getting braces, especially in their teenage years when they are susceptible to fitting in and criticism. Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional metal braces in that they are much more discreet and less noticeable to others around you.
Made of clear plastic, the aligner trays are almost invisible to the naked eye, so your friends won’t even notice you have them on. This will help with your confidence, self-esteem, and make sure you feel comfortable wearing your Invisalign. These factors can have a huge impact on your motivation to wear Invisalign and the effects it will have on your oral health and appearance.
Fit for an Active Lifestyle
As an active youth, there are many things you love to do, including sports, instruments, and free time. Frankly, traditional braces can get in the way and cause irritation and discomfort when you are doing otherwise regular activities. Metal braces can be obnoxious to wear during sports, and can even pose safety risks. For example, if you are playing a contact sport like hockey, this can affect your oral health as your braces could cut your gums from heavy contact.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about dangerous and obnoxious metal brackets and wires in your mouth. Although your aligner trays may still get in the way and be slightly annoying to wear, they are much safer and do not have the same safety risks associated as metal braces with brackets do.
With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about it! If it’s a serious risk or really bothering you, you can even take them out while you perform the task you need to.
Removable and Convenient
Removability is not just a safety feature, but also a huge contributor to convenience.
By being able to remove the aligner trays, cleaning your teeth is much easier. You don’t have to work around obnoxious brackets and wires, and can clean your teeth how you regularly would. You can also more easily clean the device itself, which is impossible to do with traditional braces aside from brushing the brackets on your teeth.
What you can eat is drastically affected by traditional braces, but is not impacted at all by Invisalign. With traditional braces, you are unable to eat hard, sticky, and chewy foods because they can break and get stuck in your braces, ruining either your braces or your teeth. With Invisalign, you remove the aligner tray when you eat, so you can eat anything you regularly would without braces. Although you need to clean thoroughly before putting your trays back in, you are able to eat a much wider variety of things.
Special occasions are also better with Invisalign. With traditional braces, your ‘metal-mouth’ is eternally enshrined in your memories. All of the pictures from your vacation, your sister’s wedding, and your prom now have you with braces. Invisalign lets you remove your orthodontics so that you can take pictures how you regularly would! Even with Invisalign in, they will be much less noticeable than traditional braces, giving you metal-free memories to look back on!
Talking to Your Parents About Invisalign
When deciding on orthodontic treatment, you’ll want to discuss the options with your parents to help you make the best choice.
Invisalign provides a few resources to help make this conversation easier for you and your parents. They offer a cheat sheet for chatting with parents, as well as an information sheet outlining ten things parents need to know about Invisalign Teen.
Here at Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics, we are more than happy to meet with you and your parents to discuss Invisalign Teen and the treatment process at our Richmond Hill office. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment anytime.