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Invisalign Teen

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Back in the day, if a teenager needed orthodontic care the only option available was metal braces. While traditional metal braces are very effective at aligning the teeth, many teens felt that they were very unattractive. Almost everyone knows the trying times that the teenage years can bring, and having to wear unattractive metal braces only adds to the difficulty. Thankfully, today there is another option for straightening the teeth. Invisalign for Teens is a clear alternative for helping teens achieve a straight and beautifully confident smile.

Not only do many teens feel self conscious about having to wear metal braces for months, but many of them find that having to have their braces adjusted monthly is an inconvenience to their busy schedules. From school hours, involvement in sports and other extracurricular activities, working, family time, and vacations most teenagers don’t have any extra time in their schedules to work in caring for and maintaining traditional metal braces.

Invisalign is a clear alternative. Invisalign utilizes a modern approach to orthodontic care by using clear aligner trays that gradually shift and straighten the teeth. Unlike metal braces that have wires that need to be adjusted and can cause the mouth to be sore for days, with Invisalign Teen the clear aligners work gradually so that there is no discomfort. As the teeth straighten, new aligners are used until the teeth have worked their way into a beautiful position.

Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about Invisalign Teen vs metal braces to help your teen achieve a beautiful smile. With proper use, Invisalign Teen is a great alternative to help your teen gain confidence.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Brett Gluck, DMD, MS, PC

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