A beautiful is a major part of anyone’s self-esteem and self-confidence, and that’s even more true during the fragile, socially-complex teenage years. Unfortunately, those are also the years that most kids have to wear braces! While metal braces offer a dependable, reliable option for orthodontic treatment, the team of orthodontists at Lakewood Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontists is proud to offer Invisalign as an alternative option to braces. If you have a teenager in need of orthodontic treatment in Lakewood, we would love to help.
Invisalign offers an alternative to orthodontic treatment through metal braces. Instead of metal brackets and wires cemented to the teeth, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners are almost impossible to see when worn and easy to remove for eating and oral hygiene, making them a remarkably convenient treatment – especially for socially-conscious teenagers! Invisalign comes with a wealth of advantages, including:
Invisalign is a convenient treatment that’s easy to fit into the teenage lifestyle. All your child has to do is wear their custom-made aligners for about 22 hours per day, removing them only to eat, drink anything besides water, brush their teeth, and floss. At the end of every two week period, your child will move to the next pair of aligners in the sequence, and with each new set, they get closer to a beautiful new smile. And once they finish the last pair, that new smile is theirs to keep!
But that’s not all – we’re proud to offer a form of Invisalign that’s been custom-built for teenagers. Called Invisalign Teen, this treatment combines the advantages of the regular Invisalign System with a number of features designed especially for teens.
Each Invisalign Teen aligner comes with a built-in Blue Dot Wear Indicator, which alerts parents, orthodontists, and even teens themselves if the aligners are being worn enough or if the patient needs to be a little more diligent. We can also create the aligners with “eruption tabs,” which hold open space for unerupted teeth. Finally, each treatment course comes with six free replacement aligners, so you won’t have to worry about lost or broken aligners.
Invisalign is one of the best orthodontic treatment options on the market for teenagers, and if you’re interested in learning how Invisalign can help your child, we’d love to speak with you. Contact us today to learn more about the Invisalign treatment process and to schedule your consultation at our office. We can’t wait to help your child achieve a beautiful new smile – invisibly!