Aligners for Invisalign™ Teen are made of a clear, smooth plastic material that’s nearly invisible. That means your teenager’s friends probably won’t even realize your child is wearing braces! Instead of having to hide behind a face full of metal, your teenager will be able to enjoy the confidence of smiling without hesitation, making for a better overall social life and quality of life in one of their most difficult times.
There are no food restrictions while on Invisalign treatment. The aligners are completely removable, therefore, you can enjoy all of your favorite foods.
Yes, you can remove your aligners when eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. However, it is advised and essential to wear your aligners for at least 20 to 22 hours a day.
The starting age for Invisalign Teen is 12 years old. This is because at this age our specialists can make a full assessment of the patient’s current condition and create a treatment plan that will offer lifelong benefits.
Invisalign is a great alternative for those who do not want to worry about the discomfort and unseemly appearance of traditional metal braces. They are custom-made clear aligners designed to straighten teeth into proper alignment. This is a comfortable and nearly invisible option for both adults and teens.
Typically, Invisalign is designed for adults, however, both share many of the same benefits. Invisalign Teen is specifically designed for the needs or type of dentition that is common during this age group.
If your teenager is involved in extracurricular activities like marching band or sports (football, basketball, track, soccer, etc), braces might get in the way of their ability to play comfortably and safely. This is not the case with Invisalign(™) Teen.
Since Invisalign™ Teen is a series of removable plastic retainers, your teenager can take them out when they need to engage in their favorite activity. With this treatment, your child need not fear getting hit in the mouth with a ball or busting their lip trying to hit that high C on the trombone. Invisalign™ Teen allows them to play their hearts out, then put their retainer back in when the game’s over!
The school lunchroom essentially determines pecking order in high school — who you eat with and how you feel while eating means the world to your teenage student. That’s why it’s important for your teenager to feel confident when they eat. Thanks to Invisalign™ Teen, your child can now remove their retainer and eat freely, without discomfort, pain, or the need to avoid certain foods.
Unlike with braces, Invisalign™ Teen does not come with dietary restrictions. Plus, your child’s aligners don’t cause discomfort while talking, so they can keep on socializing even after lunch is over. This also means brushing and flossing is easier, too. So after meals proper oral hygiene is a snap! Try that with braces.
If you’re ready to get your teenage child back to smiling confidently and proudly, don’t hesitate to call our Manhattan cosmetic dentist office about the best straightening treatment near you! Visit our consult request page or call (347)727-0806 to request your child’s free consult today, so we can get him or her back to smiling!
Is your teenager already finished with his or her realignment treatment? Don’t forget to maintain that healthy, beautiful smile with a strong, stable retainer. Ask one of our dentists about Vivera® retainers today!Schedule an Appointment