Teenagers are picky about appearances and, although the stigma around having braces has died down a lot recently, may still be reluctant to subject their teeth to the brackets and the wires. Fortunately for them, options like Invisalign are out there to put their minds at ease.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is a method used to straighten out your teeth and make other orthodontic corrections without the need for traditional brackets or wires. The product itself is a set of custom plastic retainers that pop right overtop of your teeth. The retainers are designed specifically for your mouth, and you’ll get a new set every few weeks or so as your teeth change. Retainers are removable and transparent, meaning they won’t interfere with your enjoyment of eating certain foods and most of the time people won’t even notice that you’re wearing them!
Why Invisalign Over Braces?
Invisalign is great at treating many of the same issues that braces normally target. Crooked teeth is an obvious example, and is easily treated by Invisalign without the need for monthly wire tightenings and the such. However, Invisalign is also powerful enough to treat underbites or overbites, which in the past have might have required more invasive methods. Crowded teeth or large gaps between teeth are not a problem. Because the retainer are removable, there is no need to brush and floss around them. Ask anyone who’s had braces and you’ll hear just how painstakingly annoying it was trying to thread floss in and around the wires. Invisalign gets rid of all this inconvenience, and your teeth stay cleaner as a result because the quality of your brushing needn’t suffer!
How Do I Get Started?
Speaking with your dentist is an excellent way to start! People who normally opt for Invisalign are those looking for a simpler and more convenient way of straightening their teeth out. Teens especially can benefit, as Invisalign can let them avoid a couple years of being stuck with bits of metal in their mouth. Voice any and all concerns to your dentist, who will best be able to decide if Invisalign is right for you or your teen.
Have any questions or concerns, or looking to get more information? Visit Centennial Smiles at https://www.centennialsmiles.ca/ or call us at 587-353-5060 today!