The Clear Path to a More Beautiful Smile
You love your teenager, but you absolutely don’t love how obsessed they are with their appearance. I guess you can’t blame them…with social media today, their picture appears online all the time. Unfortunately, you’re certain that they need to get braces to fix their crooked and crowded teeth, but you can’t imagine telling them that they’re going to have to face their friends with a mouthful of metal. They absolutely need treatment, so are you both just going to have to be miserable the entire time? Thanks to your orthodontist in Hebron at Shirck Orthodontics, we can happily say no! With Invisalign Teen, we can give your child the exact treatment they need to get a straighter smile while saving them from having to get noticeable metal braces.
What is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is a revolutionary approach to orthodontics that completely does away with the traditional wire and bracket system. Rather, it uses a series of custom-made clear plastic aligner trays to gradually straighten the teeth. Your teen will simply need to wear a set of trays (one for each row of teeth) for about 22 hours a day for two weeks before moving onto the next. After they’ve worn the entire series, they’ll have a beautifully straight smile. It’s just that simple!
Invisalign Teen vs. Traditional Braces
So this all sounds great, but how does Invisalign Teen actually compare to metal braces? It’s all about getting your teen the best treatment possible, right? When put side by side, Invisalign stacks up quite well:
- Subtle Appearance: The trays themselves are nearly invisible on the teeth, meaning your teen won’t have to be self-conscious about how their smile looks during treatment. That’s one less distraction they don’t need!
- Comfort: The smooth plastic of Invisalign Teen is much more comfortable on the lips and gums than traditional braces, meaning your teen won’t have to deal with annoying irritation.
- Convenience: The trays are easily removable, meaning your child can take them off whenever they need to eat or brush their teeth. That way, they can still enjoy their favorite foods, and it’ll be much easier for them to keep their teeth clean.
- Speed: In many cases, Invisalign Teen can actually work faster than traditional orthodontics! Plus, because Invisalign Teen doesn’t have to be regularly adjusted like braces, your child will only need to come back to our office every 6 weeks for a quick progress check. This is much less frequent than with braces, and it will save you tons of time (and money!) over the course of their treatment.
It’s Teen Proof!
Right now you’re probably thinking, “My teen would totally be into this, but there’s no way they’d be able to keep track of their trays on their own. I don’t want to have to remind them to wear their trays all the time!”
Fortunately, Invisalign Teen thought of this too!
When your child gets their aligners, they’ll get 6 FREE extra ones in case a tray is ever lost or broken, which is ideal for even the most forgetful/clumsy teenager. Plus, each tray will have a small blue dot towards the back that gradually fades as the tray is worn. When it’s gone, it’s time to move onto the next one! That way, it’ll be nice and easy for your teen to keep up with their treatment.
If you’re interested in seeing if Invisalign Teen is right for your child, we’ll make it nice and easy for you to find out because your first consultation will be absolutely FREE! Come on in, meet our doctors, and ask all the questions you like. We’re sure you’ll see exactly why both parents and teens love Invisalign Teen!
To learn more about this treatment or to schedule your FREE consultation, please contact us today.