As the new term gets underway, it is likely that the last thing on your teenager's mind is getting braces - but heading back to school is the perfect time for them to start their journey towards a confident and beautiful smile. At Marsh House Orthodontics, we understand the importance of feeling confident in your smile, especially during your teenage years, and that's why we offer Invisalign for teens. Made of clear aligners, this discrete and comfortable treatment is virtually invisible, making it ideal for teenagers who may be self-conscious about their appearance. Starting the new term with Invisalign means your teen can achieve straighter teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires with a personalised treatment plan from our experienced orthodontists, so contact us today and discover how Invisalign can transform your teen's smile and boost their self-esteem.
Invisalign for Teens
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, the thought of having metal braces, brackets and wires can be unappealing, especially for teenagers who are concerned about their appearance. To counter these concerns, Invisalign is a modern and innovative alternative to traditional braces that uses clear aligners to gradually straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each individual, ensuring a comfortable fit and effective treatment, offers numerous advantages over traditional braces, including:
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, allowing teenagers to smile and socialise with confidence throughout their treatment. The clear aligners are made from a smooth, transparent material that is hardly noticeable when worn, meaning that your teen can straighten their teeth without drawing unnecessary attention to their orthodontic treatment. This can have a positive impact on their self-esteem and overall confidence, especially during their teenage years when appearance plays a crucial role in social interactions.
Whilst metal braces can cause discomfort and irritation due to the metal brackets and wires, Invisalign aligners are made from a smooth plastic material that fits snugly over the teeth. This means that your teenager can go about their daily activities, such as eating, speaking, and playing sports, without the worry of discomfort or injury from traditional braces.
The aligners can be easily removed, allowing teenagers to enjoy their favourite foods and easily brush their teeth without any restrictions. Unlike traditional braces, which often require dietary limitations to avoid damaging the brackets and wires and are hard to clean, Invisalign aligners can be taken out, allowing your teenager to continue to enjoy their favourite foods and maintain good oral hygiene without worrying about damaging their brace.
Regular adjustments and visits to the orthodontist are necessary with traditional braces to tighten the wires and ensure the treatment progresses as planned. Invisalign for teens, on the other hand, typically requires fewer visits to the orthodontist, as the aligners are changed at home every few weeks. This is especially beneficial for teenagers who have busy schedules with school, extracurricular activities, and social commitments.
The Process of Invisalign for Teens
Getting started with Invisalign for teens is a straightforward process that begins with an initial consultation with a member of our team to determine if Invisalign is the right option for your teen. During this consultation, your teenager's teeth will be thoroughly examined, and a treatment plan will be created based on their specific needs and goals. In some cases, traditional braces may be recommended if the orthodontic issues are more complex.
Once it is determined that Invisalign for teens is the best treatment option, the dentist will take digital impressions of your teenager's teeth which are then used to create a series of custom-made aligners that will gradually shift their teeth into the desired position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before moving on to the next set in the series, and over time these aligners will gently and gradually move the teeth, resulting in a straighter and more aligned smile. It is important to remind your teen to stick to the treatment plan for the best results, including wearing the aligners for the recommended amount each day. While the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and oral hygiene, they should be worn at all other times, including during school hours. This may require some adjustment for your teenager, but with time, wearing the aligners will become second nature.
Wearing and Caring for Invisalign Teen Aligners During the School Term
To ensure a successful Invisalign treatment for your teenager, it is essential to provide them with the necessary guidance and support. Here are some tips for wearing and caring for Invisalign teen aligners during the school term:
- Remind your teenager to wear the aligners consistently: It is crucial for your teenager to wear their aligners for the recommended amount. To encourage them to do this, remind them of the importance of consistency in order to achieve the desired results and encourage them to maintain a routine of wearing the aligners, even during school hours.
- Provide a designated storage case: Invisalign aligners should not be placed on a tissue or loose in a bag during meals or break times as they are likely to become dirty or damaged. Instead, provide your teenager with a designated storage case to keep the aligners safe and clean when they are not being worn.
- Encourage good oral hygiene habits: Remind your teenager to brush their teeth and floss after meals before reinserting their aligners to help prevent the buildup of plaque and maintain good oral hygiene throughout the treatment.
- Pack a travel toothbrush and toothpaste: To make it easier for your teenager to keep their teeth and aligners clean during school hours, consider providing them with a small travel toothbrush and toothpaste so they can maintain their oral hygiene routine and care for their aligners while at school.
By following these tips and providing support to your teenager, they can navigate the school term with Invisalign teen aligners successfully and achieve the desired results.
Embracing a Confident Smile with Invisalign for Teens
As the new term begins, it is the perfect time for your teenager to embark on their journey to a confident and beautiful smile with Invisalign for teens. With Invisalign, your teen can straighten their teeth without the hassle of metal braces, allowing them to achieve a straighter smile while enjoying their school activities and social interactions with confidence.
Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and discover how Invisalign teen from Marsh House Orthodontics can transform your teenager's smile and boost their self-esteem.