Clear Aligners For Teens
Orthodontics is an excellent treatment for misaligned teeth, jaw irregularities, and bite issues. If the dentist recommends orthodontics for your teen, they might be concerned about their overall appearance. Multiple orthodontics for teens are available, but clear aligners are becoming increasingly popular.
Smile Island Pediatric & Adult Dental Group offers the best quality clear aligners for teens so that they can improve their oral health without feeling conscious about the aligners. Our doctors, and , evaluate the patient, understand their needs, and find the best orthodontics solutions based on their needs.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Clear aligners are plastic, removable devices that help adjust or straighten teeth. They are an excellent alternative to braces and have become a preferred choice for teens and even adults due to their practicality and convenience. They have an almost invisible look and can easily be removed for cleaning or eating.
Invisalign is a major orthodontic treatment brand, but multiple other brands create high-quality clear aligners. Our dentists help you understand both the pros and cons of each so you can make the right decision for your teen.
Invisalign Benefits for Teens
Like traditional braces with wires and brackets, a clear plastic aligner places pressure on the teeth to adjust their placement. Your teen can wear a set of aligners for a few weeks and change the settings as needed. Here are some of the benefits of clear aligners for teens:
These aligners are removable, making it easier for your teen to floss and brush without dealing with brackets and wires that are included in traditional orthodontics. It ensures improved oral hygiene that also results in little to no cavities.
Many teens and even adults get conscious about wearing traditional braces. The clear aligners help them avoid this since they are less noticeable. This results in increased self-confidence that can ensure their mental health isn’t affected and their oral health increases.
Little to No Irritation
Traditional braces can cause sore spots in the mouth that can cause irritation due to the rubbing of the wires and brackets inside the cheeks and lips. This can all be avoided with clear aligners.
Reduced Chances of Emergencies
Clear aligners mean no cracked brackets or broken wires that could lead to medical emergencies to get the braces fixed.
Are Clear Aligners Right for Your Teen?
Clear aligners are an ideal solution to fix alignment issues in the teeth and other problems. If the dentist suggests your teen wears orthodontia and can benefit from both traditional braces and clear aligners, then the choice ultimately should be based on your child's preference. Clear aligners are ideal for teens since they are less likely to trigger anxiety and impact their mental health. However, your teen might actually want to have traditional braces with colorful ties. It is recommended that you ask their opinion before deciding for them.
Each orthodontic patient has a different preference and dental condition that requires a different treatment. Invisalign for adults is also different than aligners for teens. Some treatment options might mean clear aligners might not be the right solution. Therefore, consulting with the dentist and getting their recommendation should be your priority regarding your teen’s dental health.