The Simple Way To Straighten Teeth Without Metal Brackets
Why Invisalign for Teens?
Does your teenager need orthodontic treatment but dread spending their high school years as a “brace face”? They already have enough on their plate without having to feel anxiety over their smiles, which is why Invisalign is the perfect solution. With these low-profile aligners, teens in Charleston can get the beautiful, healthy aligned smile they deserve without any brackets and wires.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign Teen?
Aside from stealthily straightening smiles, Invisalign has several advantages over traditional braces. Because they are removable, there’s no banned foods list! Your teen will be free to enjoy all their favorite treats without worrying that it could compromise their orthodontic treatment, and they can brush and floss normally instead of having to clean around all that hardware. As an added advantage for parents, each Invisalign Teen aligner has a blue indicator that fades over time if your teen is wearing them as often as directed, so you can make sure they’re staying on track with their treatment!
The Daily Invisalign Experience for Charleston Teens
For the first few days of each stage of your treatment, you may feel minor discomfort as your teeth get used to the added pressure, similar to what traditional braces patients experience after adjustments. This is perfectly normal and a sign that the aligners are doing their job.
The difference is that with Invisalign, you may be tempted to take the aligners off to relieve the pressure. Resist that temptation, because it will delay your results! You should wear your aligners at all times during your treatment, except during meals and snacks and while brushing and flossing your teeth. Wearing them less often will make your treatment take longer.
Potential patients often ask if the aligners will make it difficult to speak clearly. Most patients experience very little difficulty with speaking clearly while wearing their aligners, but there will likely be an adjustment period as you get used to having them in your mouth.
Caring for Your Invisalign Trays
To clean your aligners, brush and rinse them in lukewarm water and use Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. Make sure you’re also brushing and flossing after each meal before you re-insert your aligners.
One of the best advantages of these aligners over traditional wire braces is that there is no banned foods list! As long as you are brushing and flossing before putting your aligners back in, you can enjoy all your favorite foods without compromising your orthodontic treatment!
Gum can stick to your aligners, so it’s not a good idea to chew it while they’re in. Take your aligners out for all meals and snacks. We also discourage smoking during treatment, as it can stain and discolor the aligners, as well as put you at risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
What Holmes & Palmer Orthodontics Can Do To Help Out
If you’ve been searching for the perfect orthodontic solution for your teen that won’t hurt their confidence, schedule a consultation with Drs. Holmes & Palmer to talk about Invisalign. Call Charleston Office – (304) 343-3672 Hurricane Office – (304) 201-3672 Huntington Office – (304) 781-8600 or email us.