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The Benefits of Clear Braces for Teens Who Struggled with Invisalign

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teen with clear braces When your teen got Invisalign, you were thrilled…initially. The idea of your child being able to straighten their teeth without having to deal with the appearance of metal braces sounded like a win-win for everyone, but unfortunately, things didn’t turn out as planned. Your teen, like many others, didn’t actually follow through and wear their aligners, so as a result, they still have some misalignment in their teeth. So, what should you do now? Have your child try Invisalign again, or get them metal braces to make sure it works? Fortunately, at Shirck Orthodontics, we have an ideal alternative: clear braces in Powell. This treatment combines the best parts of Invisalign and braces to deliver fantastic results and a smooth experience for both parent and child.

What Are Clear Braces?

Clear braces work exactly like traditional metal ones: a wire is placed along each row of teeth that is held with brackets, and they apply a small amount of pressure that slowly guides the teeth towards their new positions. The main difference is that clear braces are made of a see-through ceramic and have tooth-colored wires, giving the appliance a much more subtle appearance compared to traditional orthodontics, helping the treatment blend into the smile.

The Advantages of Clear Braces

With clear braces, once they are put on, they don’t come off until our team removes them. This makes things much easier for teens who tend to forget to wear their aligners on a regular basis or frequently lose them. While clear braces don’t necessarily require less work than Invisalign, they often make it easier for a child to stay on track.

Plus, clear braces enable your child to get a discreet treatment just like Invisalign. They can still enjoy all of the same benefits of having an appliance that doesn’t stick out so they can smile with confidence while the braces improve their oral health and appearance.

And, one benefit that is unique to Shirck Orthodontics is that Invisalign and clear braces are the same price. Just because your teen is better suited for one treatment versus another doesn’t mean you’ll be spending more as a consequence. With us, the patient (and their parents!) always come first!

Does Your Teen Need Clear Braces?

If your teen has already completed an Invisalign treatment, and it didn’t go very well, then we recommend coming to see us about clear braces. It would also be wise to schedule an appointment if your teen is currently using Invisalign, but they consistently don’t wear their aligners. At this FREE consultation, we’ll be able to tell you more about clear braces and make sure you have all the information you need if you decide to switch.

Not every teen is a good fit for Invisalign in Powell, but that doesn’t mean they’re limited to metal braces! Give us a call today to schedule a FREE consultation and learn how clear braces could be exactly what your teen’s smile needs.