Braces are sometimes a right of passage when it comes to the teen years but they don’t have to include discomfort or embarrassment. Recently I found about this fabulous alternative to the old metal braces, called Invisalign and I wish I would have heard about it sooner! After seeing what my teen daughter had to do during the year she had braces, I reconsidered getting them for myself even though I could improve my smile greatly and avoid future dental issues. Then a friend mentioned Invisalign, too! I could not believe all the benefits of this modern alternative.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a revolutionary way to straighten your teeth. Unlike the metal braces, they are clear and removable. You can still eat all your favorite foods and brush and floss like you normally would. Additionally, there is not the usual irritation to your gums or cheeks. Wow! While my daughter had to deal with the problems of yesteryear, I get to make a better choice for myself and my young son when he needs it. Talk about Mom guilt!!
Here are some of the benefits:
- Invisalign can effectively treat many of the same conditions that used to only require metal braces.
- Invisalign works the same way metal braces do which is moving teeth by applying pressure over time.
- Invisalign has been enhanced even further with the introduction of
Invisalign® G3 earlier this year, the most significant collection of
new features and
technology innovations in the company’s history. This new generation of
Invisalign clear braces for both adults and teens, takes treatment capabilities
to the highest level yet, making it possible for orthodontists to treat
some of the most complex cases- previously only achieved with metal braces.
- The arrival of Invisalign G3 makes it easier for orthodontists/dentists
to treat people with complex cases so they can enjoy the benefits of straightening
their teeth without the discomfort and embarrassment often associated
with metal (or fixed) braces. Such complex cases include: severe misalignment, overbite, under-bite, and cross-bites.
- In addition
to the aesthetic, emotional and convenience benefits of Invisalign, the
functional benefits are hard to argue: easy to maintain good oral hygiene, they are comfortable, affordable and safe for active lifestyles.
is not only great for adults with whom metal is not an option, but
Invisalign now has a product specifically developed for teen patients.
When it is time for my younger child to straighten his teeth, I feel comforted knowing Invisalign has a special program just for teens. He won’t have to be subjected to mouth sores or broken wires or brackets. I won’t have to worry about emergency appointments and rearranging my busy schedule for so many office visits.
Here’s a few more highlights of the Invisalign Teen Program:
- It gives teens a great smile—Invisalign Teen helps your teen feel confident in their smile and themselves.
- It fits
teens’ busy lives—the aligners are comfortable and durable, so it’s easy
for teens to continue their favorite activities such as playing sports and musical instruments that can be challenging or uncomfortable with traditional metal braces.
- It’s clear—no metal braces so treatment is inconspicuous, making
it easier for teens to “fit in” rather than call attention to their
- It’s removable—teens take the aligners out to brush and floss so they
can maintain normal, healthy hygiene during treatment and they can eat
what they want.
- It’s more comfortable than traditional braces—Invisalign Teen
aligners are made of lightweight plastic that is custom-fitted to each
patient’s teeth. Unlike braces, there are no wires or uncomfortable metal brackets poking or tearing their mouths or gums.
We are looking forward to the benefits Invisalign can offer our family for our dental needs. Check out their website for more information, before and after pictures and to find a participating dentist in your area.
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