It’s not always easy being a teenager. During their teen years, the average person faces some of their biggest changes in life, making the transition from child to adult. Puberty, peer pressure and academic pressures can have a big impact on teenagers, and many of these pressures seem amplified by social media.
For a lot of teenagers, fitting in is important and bullying can be a real problem, whether in person or cyber bullying over the internet. Often when you think about braces, the image that springs to mind is a teenager wearing traditional “train track” braces, in many cases, being given a hard time by other teenagers. The good news is that orthodontics has come a long way and there are a few more discreet brace options for teenagers.
Invisalign Teen provides the perfect discreet choice for teenagers with teeth alignment problems. Whilst some teens may be eligible for the same Invisalign clear aligners as adults, Invisalign Teen is designed for younger teens whose adult teeth are not yet completely erupted.
Here are some of the biggest advantages of Invisalign Teen.
Invisalign Teen aligners are made from wafer thin, medical grade plastic and are completely transparent. As a result, they are difficult to see, so teens can wear them with confidence. When taking part in normal adolescent activities such as hanging out with friends socially, going to school, performing, taking school photos or posting photos online, Invisalign Teen aligner wearers need not feel too self-conscious about their smile.
Invisalign Teen aligners are designed to be worn most of the day and night, however, they can be removed for eating, drinking and for cleaning your teeth, ensuring that teenagers can practice great oral hygiene during their teeth straightening treatment. It’s as easy as ever to stay vigilant with brushing and flossing.
As clear aligners can be removed at meal times, this means that are far fewer dietary restrictions than with traditional braces. Whilst avoiding really sugary foods and drinks is always recommended, there’s no risk of braces breaking, so crunchy and chewy foods aren’t much of an issue.
Most of the time, providing teenagers follow instructions clearly, there are fewer appointments needed as there are no braces to be straightened, simply a new set of aligners to switch to.
As well as being much more noticeable and more likely to lead to teens feeling self-conscious, traditional metal braces can also be more painful and uncomfortable. Brackets and wires rub on the inside of the mouth and can lead to soreness and irritation. Wires and brackets can also break, leading to them being especially sharp. Invisalign Teen aligners are completely wire and bracket free, so they are much more comfortable in the mouth.
To find out more about Invisalign Teen, contact Dulwich Orthodontics today! Just call 020 8265 9797.