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The Advantages of Invisalign for Teens

The Advantages of Invisalign for Teens

The Advantages of Invisalign for Teens

Dr. Craig S. Kohler has helped numerous teen patients in Wilmette get a healthy and beautiful smile by offering Invisalign. When it comes to treating crooked teeth, one of the ideal options is Invisalign®, a clear alternative to traditional orthodontics and metal braces.

About Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment system that’s a popular alternative to traditional braces that use brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays that are custom-molded to your teeth. A new custom tray is provided every two weeks, and it is slightly different than the previous tray. This change in trays every two weeks allows for a gradual re-alignment of your teeth over time.

Patients will wear their Invisalign® aligners for about as long as they would traditional braces. There are plenty of great benefits to having Invisalign® if you are a teenager.

Invisalign® Is Virtually Invisible

Rather than having a mouthful of metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® trays remain hidden and virtually unnoticeable. Even when people are up close, they may not suspect that your tray is in place. This means advanced orthodontic care without the aesthetic drawbacks of orthodontics.

The Invisalign Aligners Are Easy to Remove and Clean

Invisalign aligners pop right out just like a retainer. This means that patients don’t need to use special floss threaders or toothbrushes to clean their teeth.

Teens Can Still Eat Their Favorite Foods

In addition to being easy to remove for cleaning, the easy removal of Invisalign® aligners also means that patients are able to eat their favorite foods and drink their favorite beverages. Just remove the aligners and enjoy popcorn, taffy, and soft drinks.

Keep the Aligners Out for Sports and Special Occasions

An Invisalign® aligner can’t double as a mouth guard for sports, but it can be easily switched out if a teenage patient is an athlete. And when there are special occasions such as prom or senior portraits, the Invisalign® aligners can be popped out so you look totally fine.

No Reason to Feel Self-Conscious About Orthodontics

One reason why teenagers may feel resistant to getting braces is the level of self-consciousness that they’d face with the braces in place. Since Invisalign® is virtually undetectable, even when up close, patients will not feel self-conscious about having braces or suffer any bullying or teasing as a result.

Is Invisalign® right for me?

Invisalign® is great for many teens as well as adults, but it can’t address all orthodontic care matters. In order to find out if Invisalign® is the right treatment option for you, it is important that you meet with Dr. Kohler in-person to undergo an examination and get all of the info you need to make a wise decision about your dental health.

Learn More About Invisalign®

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign® and how it can be of great benefit to you, we encourage you to contact our dental care center today. During your visit, we will be sure to answer all of your questions and address all of your concerns in full so that you can make the best decisions for your needs.