Alternatives to Braces for Teens
If you are a teenager with crooked teeth, you have three options:
- Do nothing. While very cost effective, this results in either crooked teeth for life, or missing the chance to straighten them in the best years for it. Misaligned teeth often lead to gum and tooth problems later in life, so getting teeth straightened in the teen years is the best decision.
- Get traditional braces. This is what many people opt for, and it is a fine choice, but keeping teeth clean while wearing braces takes a lot of time and a lot of commitment. Also, braces can make some of the most self-conscious years of your life that much worse. Think of high school yearbooks with metal wires and first dates with food stuck in the dental work.
- Choose Invisalign Teen. Not only will the teen years be free of the potential embarrassment of braces, but all your important events and dates will be enjoyed with a wire-free smile. Invisalign trays are not only clear, they are removable! Bracket and wire-free teeth are much easier to keep clean and healthy. After all, who wants to endure the pain of braces just to end up with more cavities?
We believe that getting Invisalign Teen from Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group is the 21st Century solution to crooked teeth!
How Do You Know You’re Wearing Invisalign Properly?
What about the parental argument that teens are too unreliable, that they won’t wear their aligners long enough? While Invisalign is removable, it is true that you need to wear it 20 to 22 hours every day. That’s why Invisalign Teen comes with the Blue Dot Wear Indicator. Think of this hidden dot as a lie detector test — are you wearing your aligners or not? As you wear the aligners, the blue dot starts to fade. It helps you stay on track with your treatment program and is a constant reminder of the progress you’re making with Invisalign!
What About Lost Aligners?
Parents always worry that they’re going to be head first in cafeteria dumpsters and garbage cans trying to find lost Invisalign aligners. First let’s say that it’s the teen’s job to go dumpster diving! Second, if aligners do accidentally end up getting tossed with the leftovers, the dentists at Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group can provide up to six free replacement trays with Invisalign Teen.
How Do I Start Invisalign Teen?
If you are a young person who wants straight teeth, ask your parents to speak to Sacramento’s Marconi Dental Group. We’ll provide you and your family with all the information you need to see if Invisalign Teen will work for you.
If you are the parent of a teen and would love to see them have straight teeth, but don’t want to put up with the moans and groans that go along with poking wires and tight adjustments, come in and let’s talk trays – Invisalign trays that will give your child a great smile without the pain of traditional braces.
Your whole family will be smiling with your decision to choose Invisalign Teen!