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What To Know About Invisalign for Teens
By The Brace Place Orthodontics
March 19, 2021
Tags: Invisalign  

Does your child have crooked teeth or a bite problem? Invisalign for teens will help your child improve his or her smile. Invisalign, one of the orthodontic treatment options offered by your Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist, Dr. Josh Goldknopf, can be an excellent choice for teenagers.

Invisalign corrects smile issues discreetly

Like many teens, your child may be concerned about the change to his or her appearance during orthodontic treatment. Although metal braces are certainly a good choice, there's no hiding the fact you're straightening your teeth when your mouth is covered in metal.

Invisalign offers a more subtle choice. The system gradually realigns your child's smile using removable aligner trays worn over the teeth. The trays are clear, which makes them blend in with your child's teeth. Your teen receives a series of aligner trays, each designed to be worn for two weeks. Daily wear time is usually about 22 hours.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers several advantages that make them a good option for teenagers, including:

  • Flexibility: Your child can remove the aligners to participate in sports, play an instrument, appear in the drama club show, or go to the prom. Removing the aligners for a few hours occasionally won't harm your child's progress.
  • No Food Restrictions: There's no need to avoid certain foods during Invisalign treatment. Aligner trays are removed before eating, making food restrictions unnecessary.
  • Comfort: Trays are made of plastic for your teen's comfort. Your child won't have to worry about cuts from stray wires or pain after adjustments. In fact, no adjustments are needed with Invisalign.
  • Simple Oral Hygiene Routines: Your child can brush and floss normally after removing the trays.

Worried that your teenager won't follow the wear schedule? Invisalign has a solution!

Many parents are concerned that their teens will forget about the schedule recommended by their Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, orthodontist. Fortunately, there's a way you can tell if your child isn't wearing the trays as long as recommended. Blue compliance indicators added to the aligner trays gradually fade with use. If the dots don't fade, it's time to remind your teen about the importance of sticking to the daily wear schedule.

Could Invisalign for teens enhance your child's smile? Call your orthodontist in Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville Beach, FL, Dr. Goldknopf, at (904) 222-8588 to schedule your teen's appointment.

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