Invisalign is an ideal treatment option for people of all ages who suffer from crooked teeth. It’s capable of addressing many types of malocclusion—from mild to severe. For teens in particular, Invisalign offers many advantages. If you’re thinking about getting Invisalign Teen in Huntington, NY, here’s a quick look at what you can look forward to.
Traditional metal braces can be a pain—literally. With wires that can become loose and poke the soft tissues in your mouth, playing sports can be problematic. Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic. They are comfortable, and teens never have to worry about getting poked with stray wires or breaking the brackets if they get hit in the face with a soccer ball. There are absolutely no restrictions on sports or other activities with Invisalign Teen.
Teens who are undergoing treatment with traditional metal braces are constantly in and out of the orthodontist’s office. The average patient with metal braces needs to be seen about every four weeks during the course of the treatment. Invisalign makes the process easier and more convenient. Teens and their parents only need to visit the dentist’s office every six to eight weeks to check on the progress and pick up the new batch of Invisalign aligners.
Teens who get metal braces at an orthodontist’s office come home with a long list of dos and don’ts. Popcorn, apples, caramel, bagels, nuts, and even carrots are all on the “don’t” list. And don’t even think about chewing gum. Teens who dare to challenge these restrictions often find themselves back at the orthodontist’s office to get the broken brackets or loose wires fixed.
Invisalign Teen changes all that. There’s no need to worry about food restrictions because there aren’t any. You’ll take out the aligners before you eat, and brush your teeth before popping the aligners back in. As long as you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day, you’ll still be on track with your treatment plan.
If you have friends who have had metal braces, you might have heard some horror stories about how discolored their teeth were when the braces finally came off. It’s hard to keep the teeth clean when brackets and wires are in the way. But with Invisalign Teen, you can easily keep your teeth clean and white, since you’ll brush your teeth with the aligners out. Just remember to clean your aligners too.
Dr. Nick and Dr. Elliot are proud to be certified providers of Invisalign, Invisalign Express, and Invisalign Teen. Parents are invited to schedule a consultation at our cosmetic dental practice in Huntington, NY. We’ll evaluate your teen’s mouth and develop a customized Invisalign Teen treatment plan. With the advanced software we use for treatment planning, your teen can see what his or her smile will look like when the treatment is done. Schedule a consultation today by calling 631-228-8308.
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