We’re a family dentist, so we know exactly what teens go through when they need to straighten their teeth. Although braces are a viable orthodontic option, many teens today prefer a more discreet treatment like Invisalign treatment. Our dentists are here to explain why Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment for teens.

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Teens Love Invisalign because it’s Discreet

One of the top reasons why Invisalign is the perfect orthodontic treatment for teens is because it’s a discreet treatment. Teenagers can straighten their smile without the appearance of metal braces for two years. Made with thin translucent plastic, Invisalign is comfortable to wear and nearly invisible to the naked eye. Teenagers can straighten their smiles without worrying about what their smile looks like in photos or if a bully will target them for metal braces. Instead, their treatment is completely discreet and a secret between them and their dentist.

Invisalign is also easy for teens to get used to. Since the plastic is so thin, it takes minimal time to acclimate to having the aligners in their mouths. Because of this, they’ll have fewer problems with speech when wearing Invisalign vs. traditional braces.

Teens Can Eat Anything with Invisalign

Not only do teens have fast metabolisms, but they like to eat everything in sight. Eating with metal braces is difficult, especially with the extensive list of foods you’re not allowed to eat. After you eat while wearing metal braces, removing food particles from your teeth can take a while. With Invisalign, eating is easy. Simply remove the clear aligners and enjoy your favorite foods. Invisalign is perfect for teenagers who love to eat and don’t want to deal with a restricted diet.

This is helpful for teens in competitive spots too. Your teen wants to perform their best in their sport which often means eating lots of fruits and vegetables to keep their metabolism high. It’s harder to do this with traditional braces because fruits and vegetables are harder and may pop a bracket off. With Invisalign, your teen can eat healthy foods without issues.

Oral Hygiene is Easy for Teens with Invisalign

With removable aligners, Invisalign is incredibly convenient. Not only can you eat anything you want for the duration of your treatment, but you can brush and floss your teeth like you usually would. This means no dealing with threading floss or using a special toothbrush to reach behind brackets and wires. Taking care of your Invisalign aligners and your teeth is easy.

Invisalign Teen Offers Replacement Aligners

We know that teens can be hard on their things. That will include their Invisalign aligners. While they’re incredibly durable, accidents do happen. When you choose Invisalign Teen, your teen will get more replacement aligners than an adult would. This accommodation is part of our commitment to you and your family.

Play Sports without Cheek Injuries

Cheek and lip injuries are common for athletes who have traditional metal braces. Spots like lacrosse, football, wrestling, cheerleading, and dance can put your teen at risk for cuts in their mouths. Invisalign is a sleek aligner with no sharp parts that stick out to get caught on clothes or snag the skin on their lips and cheeks. Your teen can play sports without worrying about their orthodontic treatment with Invisalign.

Invisalign is Durable

Invisalign clear aligners are more durable than other aligner brands, which makes them perfect for teens. The plastic is of higher quality, so it can be a little thicker but just as discrete. You and your teen will appreciate the extra durability in sports.

Invisalign Teen has a Compliance Indicator

One common concern about teens and Invisalign is compliance. Since your teen can take out Invisalign, many parents worry their teen won’t wear their aligners enough. A difference between Invisalign for adults and Invisalign for teens is that there is a dot on the back of each aligner. This dot changes color depending on how often the aligners are worn. So even if your teen chooses Invisalign, you and your Spokane Valley Invisalign dentist can keep an eye on how often the aligners are worn and encourage your teen to wear them at least 22 hours a day.

Invisalign Works Fast

Teenagers are always in a hurry which is why Invisalign is the perfect option. Most Invisalign treatments take as little as 6 months or 2 years to complete, depending on how severe the problems are. To qualify as a candidate for Invisalign, patients must only have mild to moderate problems. Otherwise, we recommend metal braces. If your teen is impatient for results, consider Invisalign treatment instead of metal braces. The treatment will finish before you know it, and they will achieve their new smile in secret.

Choose Invisalign Teen in Spokane Valley

If Invisalign sounds like the perfect orthodontic treatment for your teen in Spokane Valley, Give Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation today. You can reach our office by calling (509) 927-2273 or making an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you!