Nobody likes living with teeth that make it embarrassing to smile. Teens are no exception. There is also very little, if any, difference between adults and teens when it comes to the method they would prefer for straightening their teeth. For years, anyone desiring a straighter, healthier smile had to undergo the standard form of orthodontic treatment: metal brackets and wires. Though materials and structure changed over several years, going from metal brackets that wrapped entirely around teeth to low-profile metal brackets, there were still drawbacks to traditional treatment.
With the development of Invisalign came a number of benefits. Offered by your dentist in downtown LA, Invisalign is a great alternative to standard braces for teens as well as adults. Teens, like adults, have busy lifestyles that may include school, work, sports, and time with friends. Metal braces, although a common form of orthodontic treatment can leave an already self-conscious teen feeling completely embarrassed or completely opposed to treatment.
Straightening misaligned teeth is important to oral health, as well as general wellbeing. We are judged in part by our appearance, and the smile sits center-stage. Leaving teeth in odd positions increases the risk of being perceived as unfriendly, unhealthy, or even lazy. Improving the smile by addressing misalignment with Invisalign treatment is simple, comfortable, and leads to a better overall image that is perceived more favorably.
When choosing the type of treatment that will best accomplish the goal of a straighter smile, there are many things to consider. The method of orthodontic treatment needs to meet your cosmetic and oral health needs, and needs to blend with your lifestyle. A busy teen who is involved in academic and extracurricular activities is busy, and needs to feel confident in his or her appearance. Teens may not always take the necessary amount of time to care for teeth properly through brushing and flossing. By wearing Invisalign removable aligners, oral hygiene is promoted because there are no obstacles to these practices. Teens also love Invisalign due to the fact that there are no sacrifices when it comes to dietary habits. Foods like chips and corn on the cob can still be enjoyed.
We all deserve smiles we feel proud of. Invisalign paves the way to a beautiful, healthy smile. Contact us to schedule your Invisalign consultation in DTLA.