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Why Invisalign Teen is Great for Busy Teenagers

Posted on September 29, 2019

Between hanging out with friends, playing in the band, sporting events, and class assignments, teenagers have very busy schedules and face greater challenges when it comes to feeling confident. If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment and does not want to wear visible metal braces, you should check out Jacaranda Smiles Invisalign Teen treatment that has considered the best alternative to braces for today’s active teens.

What is Invisalign Teen and How does it Work?

Invisalign Teen is the teenage version of standard Invisalign treatment for adults that’s been modified to address the unique needs of teenagers. It uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom-made for your teenager, instead of metal bands, brackets, and wires.

Invisalign Teen offers many benefits to busy teenagers including:

  • Greater Convenience and Fewer Limitations: Metal braces are not very convenient to wear because they’re cemented to the teeth for the entire treatment process. Teens who wear braces must follow a restrictive diet, spend more time cleaning their teeth and find time in their busy schedules to visit their orthodontists every few weeks to have their braces tightened up.

None of these issues are ever a problem with Invisalign Teen! Since the aligners are meant to be removed when eating and when cleaning the teeth, there are no oral hygiene hassles or any special diet to follow. Plus, since there’s nothing to adjust with Invisalign Teen, there are fewer orthodontic appointments to keep, to free up more of your teen’s time!

  • Being in the Band or Playing Sports is Never a Problem: While not impossible, it can be very difficult to play certain instruments while wearing braces. With Invisalign Teen, people who play instruments in the woodwind or brass family can continue to enjoy being a part of the band with no extra learning curve that is associated with playing a brass or woodwind while wearing braces. The same holds true for active teens involved with sports. When compared to braces, Invisalign Teen is safer to wear when playing sports because there aren’t any brackets or wires present that can cut your teen’s lips or cause injuries to the inside of his or her mouth. While there are special mouthguards designed specifically for braces, wearing Invisalign Teen removes the risk from the equation. This means your teen can concentrate on scoring goals or hitting home runs without having to worry about the appliances on his or her teeth.
  • Better Self-Confidence: Many teens are concerned about feeling embarrassed by how they’ll look with braces on their teeth. Some teenagers even worry about being teased or called names like “metal mouth” or “tinsel teeth” if they suddenly show up at school wearing braces. There’s no embarrassment, teasing, or ridicule to worry about with Invisalign Teen because the aligners are virtually invisible. The aligners won’t show up in all those school photos that go into the Yearbook. And it’s perfectly OK to take the aligners out briefly for special occasions like prom or family photos if they’re put right back in when done.

See Us at Jacaranda Smiles

Instead of dealing with regular braces, many teenagers would rather wear Invisalign Teen so they can focus on school, sports, dating, and their friends instead of their orthodontic treatment. If your teen is one of them, we encourage you to request an appointment today to set up your teen’s first visit with us! We look forward to meeting you and your teenager soon! Call us now at 954-452-9988.

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