Teenagers are at an important stage of development in their life. Tending to orthodontic needs is important for a lifetime of oral health. A misaligned smile is at a higher risk for gum disease, tooth fractures, tooth decay, and self-consciousness about the smile’s appearance. The teen years are also filled with insecurities and self-esteem issues revolving around appearance. For teens with mild to moderate orthodontic needs, Invisalign® can be a good discreet treatment option. The clear aligners are nearly invisible so there is less of a change to the appearance than traditional metal braces. The aligners are also removable, which can make the lifestyle change minimal, too. Talk to Dr. Cabal in Fort Worth, TX to see if your teenager’s smile qualifies for Invisalign® treatment.
Invisalign® clear aligners are made out of a clear acrylic material that is molded to the precise specifications needed to gently shift the smile. From a distance in person or in photographs, the aligners are barely perceptible. At a closer distance, they are hardly noticeable, too. This allows for the important treatment to take place without impacting the appearance too much. For people who have severe orthodontic needs that may not qualify for Invisalign®, traditional braces with tooth-colored brackets can be another great cosmetic orthodontic option.
Invisalign® aligners need to be removed during eating, drinking, and oral hygiene. They can also be removed during sports or other activities. This can allow a bit of freedom to remain in the lifestyle. It is vitally important for an efficient treatment that the aligners be worn at least 22 hours a day. Teenagers can be forgetful, but phone alarms can be used to build a strong habit of putting the aligners back into the smile if removed.
Invisalign® can be a great choice for teens
Talk to Dr. Cabal about Invisalign® for teens and adults. To schedule your consultation call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Ft. Worth, White Settlement, North Ft. Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.