Middle and high school years are generally characterized by busy schedules, an exciting social life, and many extracurriculars. Your teen may not want to deal with coming in to get metal braces tightened and checked. There are more risks associated with braces, such as broken brackets. Luckily, with Invisalign, fewer office visits are necessary, and the chance of emergency is slim! Teen patients are only required to visit their Dallas dentist every twelve to twenty weeks, which leaves plenty of time for fun!
Everyone loves good food, and it is crucial for teenagers to get the nutrients they need. Braces can make it difficult to eat certain foods, bringing along with them risks of damage. This can end up prolonging treatment. Invisalign eliminates the chance of food causing harm or discomfort. Since your teen’s aligner trays can be removed, they can eat the foods they want and clean their teeth thoroughly. Don’t let a desire for a straighter smile take away from your teen’s quality of life; Invisalign is the perfect solution.
Traditional braces have even more risk factors for teens who play sports or musical instruments. While mouthguards can help, there is still a higher chance of pain or injury due to braces if a patient participates in contact sports. Since Invisalign is made entirely of smooth plastic, it is a much safer option for an active teen.
Our aligners are customized with each patient’s distinct oral features and needs. Among other issues, Invisalign will successfully treat gap teeth, crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and crossbite in teen patients. So how does this treatment work? Your teen will start by coming into our Dallas dental office for a consultation. During this visit, your dentist will assess their smile goals and needs and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. A digital 3D scanning system will be used to take photos of their mouth, which will aid in mapping out each movement their teeth need to make. Once this process is completed, your Dallas dentist can provide you with a precise estimate of how long your teen’s Invisalign treatment will take.
The images taken of your teen’s teeth will be provided to a lab, which will use them to create a series of clear aligners customized to their smile needs. For teen patients, Invisalign clear aligners come alongside everyday life beautifully. For maximum effect, they should be worn for 20-22 hours per day, only removed for brushing, flossing, and eating. Throughout treatment, new aligners will be provided every couple of weeks to keep the movement of their teeth on track.
Is your teen interested in Invisalign? Our Dallas dental office serves all the city's neighborhoods, including Highland Park, Lakewood, and Preston Hollow. You can reach East Quarter Dental by calling (469) 943-1400.
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