Answering Parents’ Questions about Invisalign Teen

Posted on 05/10/2017 by Dr. Lovrovich
A dentist holding a pair of Invisalign dentures.

If your teenager is interested in straightening his teeth with Invisalign Teen instead of traditional braces, you probably have a few questions about the system.

After all, you want to make sure that your teen is getting great results, is staying safe, and is able to continue with his normal activities all while wearing the system. The answers to some of these frequently asked questions can be a great start to learning more about this system.

Why Choose Invisalign over Braces?

Invisalign is a teeth straightening system that consists of clear plastic aligners rather than metal brackets and wires. This system can be just as effective as traditional braces, but they also provide some great benefits. They are removable and are so clear that no one will know that your teen is wearing them. Plus, it is easy to see your teen’s progress as you go along.

Why Should Teens Choose Invisalign?

The teenage years are difficult for kids, and most won’t want any attention drawn to the fact that they have crooked teeth. Invisalign can give them a confidence boost as they straighten their teeth without telling the world. Your teen won’t need to change his diet since he will take the aligners out when he eats, and he will also be able to continue playing his favorite sport or instrument.

What is the Time Commitment with Invisalign?

Your teen will need to wear his aligners for at least 22 hours each day so that the teeth can be guided into their proper position. They can be removed when eating, brushing, and playing sports, and they can also be taken out for special events – just as long as they are returned to their proper place in your teen’s mouth in an hour or two.

Do you have additional questions about Invisalign Teen or any other teeth straightening system? Contact us today to set up a consultation.

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