The teenage years can be the most exciting times of a person’s life, but it’s also a time of great change. At this age, your teeth are shifting and moving into place for your permanent smile. Sometimes, your natural smile needs a little help to be as healthy and aesthetically pleasing as possible. Invisalign is one of the best tools we have to help guide the mouth’s growth and perfect smiles for a lifetime. Teens love Invisalign because of the flexibility it gives them to work toward a better smile with an appliance that’s virtually invisible.
What is Invisalign Treatment?
At Elite Orthodontics, we have committed to constantly evolving to offer the most modern services and appliances available. In pursuit of this goal, we are proud to offer Invisalign. This cutting-edge appliance uses clear aligner technology to give you the fantastic results of braces with a more discreet appearance. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are changed to progress your teeth through treatment to obtain your desired results.
Do I Have to Avoid Any Foods?
You can eat all of your favorite foods without worrying about how they will impact your appliance. Unlike traditional metal braces, there are no brackets and wires, so you don’t have to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods. However, you must take your aligners out before eating and put them back in once you’re done.
How to Protect Your Invisalign
We know it often feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, and we don’t want you to have a long maintenance routine for your appliance. With Invisalign, keeping your aligners clean is simple, fast, and only adds one step to your dental hygiene routine. When you take your appliance off to brush and floss your teeth, we recommend you use a toothbrush and warm water to clean the fronts and backs of the Invisalign.
How Long Will My Treatment Last?
You are unique, and you have a completely custom set of orthodontic needs and goals that we’ll address with Invisalign treatment. Because each treatment is custom, the timelines vary from patient to patient. That being said, most patients wear clear aligners for about one to two years. During your consultation, we’ll be able to give you better insight into what treatment will look like for you.
Benefits of Invisalign
In recent years, Invisalign has grown to be a patient favorite because of its many benefits. What makes this corrective treatment stand out from other appliances is the freedom it allows its wearers.
A great benefit of this clear aligner treatment is that it’s virtually invisible. Invisalign is printed in a clear thermoplastic that blends flawlessly with your natural smile. In this treatment, no one will know you are working toward your dream smile except you. Although braces are sleeker than ever before, Invisalign is by far the most discreet treatment available. If you want to take a picture without your appliance, you can easily remove it to smile at the camera for a few moments.
You can remove your aligners with ease because the aligners are printed in an ultra-comfortable thermoplastic called SmartTrack. Industry-leading engineers designed this material to provide you with comfort even while your teeth are shifting due to pressure. Invisalign is printed to match the exact shape of your smile, so there is no painful rubbing or jabbing from your aligners. Patients love that they can put in this corrective treatment and forget they are even wearing their appliance.
While it’s easy to forget you’re wearing your appliance, you must remember to take out your Invisalign to perform your daily dental hygiene routine. Luckily, it’s easy to keep your teeth clean and maintain your oral health when you don’t have any brackets or wires to maneuver around. Invisalign patients love that they don’t have to change their daily routine to keep their treatment on track. One important step to add to your brushing and flossing is cleaning your aligners. You don’t want to put harmful bacteria or food acids on your freshly brushed teeth, so we suggest using warm water and a toothbrush to clean your appliance.
Enjoy Your Favorite Activities with Invisalign Teen
With Invisalign Teen, you can dive for a volleyball or send a soccer ball sailing into the net without worrying about your appliance. Clear aligners act as a mouthguard and will protect your teeth and gums if anything hits you in the face while you’re playing your favorite sport. You can also choose to play without your appliance if you remember to put them back in once you’ve won the game.