Invisalign for teens

Many parents and teenagers have heard about Invisalign, but if you’re considering orthodontics to improve your smile and improve dental function, you’re likely to have many questions about this revolutionary treatment. It’s important to choose a great orthodontist, such as Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in New York, NY, for your care. To explain some of the most common questions and concerns about Invisalign, let’s review how this treatment is different from traditional braces.

How is Invisalign Different?

Invisalign utilizes clear plastic trays as opposed to metal braces. These trays have a number of great advantages:

  • They are removable, so you can enjoy your favorite foods and brush and floss normally
  • Treatment is often shorter, depending on the patient
  • Because they’re made of clear plastic, they’re nearly invisible!

For these reasons, Invisalign is a great choice for those who are more self-conscious, prefer to enjoy all their favorite foods and don’t want the hassle of learning to brush and floss with metal braces. While treatment is not always shorter, sometimes Invisalign treatment can be as brief as six months.

Are There Drawbacks to Invisalign?

Generally, Invisalign is a great option with benefits that outweigh any negatives. But there are factors to consider.

Foremost, even though the ability to remove the Invisalign trays is generally seen as a great feature, it’s important to consistently wear the trays for them to work. For this reason, many parents are concerned that their child may not wear the trays properly, and the treatment will not be effective.

Invisalign has sought to address this by placing indicator dots on the trays. These dots wear down with proper use. This alerts the orthodontist and the parent as to whether they are being worn properly. However, the use of an indication system will not enforce wearing them properly, only incentivize it.

You know your child best. If you believe your child is responsible enough for Invisalign, they will enjoy many benefits.

Book an Appointment Now!

Invisalign has been around for some time, but it is still relatively new. There are many myths and misunderstandings about Invisalign, as well as orthodontics in general. Be sure to look for the absolute best in orthodontic care, as only orthodontists who use the most modern technology will have access to Invisalign. Book your appointment at Smile Up Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in New York, NY now!

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