For some children, the need for braces is inevitable. Hopefully, your child is the sensible type that understands the need for braces and accepts his/her fate without a fuss. With the stigma associated with the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, however, chances are slim that your child would exhibit such a stoic reaction. Those chances diminish as your child reaches the teen years and social status takes on a whole new meaning. In the spirit of the holiday season, Lake Worth orthodontist Dr. Ciro Cabal offers a solution that brings joy to all—Invisalign clear braces, which straighten your teen’s teeth without announcing the treatment to your teen’s friends and peers.
What are Invisalign Clear Braces?
Misaligned or crooked teeth basically only have one solution; straighten them. How you approach this goal, however, can vary, and in this aspect, traditional braces leave much to be desired. Invisalign clear braces seek to eliminate the most troublesome aspects of orthodontic treatment while still providing you with a beautiful, straight smile. Invisalign accomplishes this through the use of clear acrylic aligners that gradually move your teeth into the desired position. Because the aligners are clear, they are virtually invisible. Because they are removable, your teen can continue to eat the same foods as before, and doesn’t have to risk anyone seeing braces at social events or gatherings. Removable aligners also allow your teen to maintain good oral hygiene practices without navigating the toothbrush and dental floss around a complicated network of metal.
Do They Really Work?
Traditional metal braces have been the go-to treatment for crooked teeth for so long that some people may not believe that teeth can be straightened without them. The technology that makes Invisalign possible, however, proves that belief wrong. Instead of tightening wires and brackets to force your teeth into position, Invisalign aligners gently guide your teeth where they need to go. Each aligner moves your teeth a prescribed degree. Once each movement is completed, you place the next aligner, which will continue your teeth’s journey towards perfection until the last aligner finally completes the task.
Clear Braces for Your Teen in Lake Worth
If you’re already pondering the holiday season and what present to get your teen, then the clear choice would be a straighter smile with an invisible treatment. To learn how to protect your child’s teeth or braces from potential damage, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846 to schedule a consultation with your Lake Worth orthodontist. Located in the 76135 area, we proudly serve families from Lake Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, Lake Worth, and all surrounding communities.