At Times Square Family Dental, Dr. Perez and our team of experts understand the teenage years can come with a lot of stress, peer pressure, and what feels like never-ending homework. When you add an unhealthy, crooked smile into the mix, it can make any teen feel self-conscious. Fortunately, we offer a solution that doesn’t require metal brackets and wires. Instead, your teen can get excited about treatment with the help of Invisalign in Tyler. Far more discreet than traditional braces, Invisalign allows your teen to feel more confident while working toward a straighter, more perfectly aligned smile.
Teenagers often feel self-conscious about the way they look. From their hair to their clothes to their smiles, maintaining the appropriate “look” is important for many adolescents. But unlike shirts and shoes which can be more easily changed, your teen may not have much control over how their teeth align. As a result, crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth can wreak havoc on their self-esteem.
But by choosing Invisalign, they can recapture their confidence and look forward to achieving a healthier smile because of the clear aligners used to gently shift their teeth along the way. Offering a more aesthetically pleasing way to straighten smiles, Invisalign is a flexible option for teens who are active in sports, play an instrument in the band, or who simply want a less noticeable orthodontic solution that delivers faster results.
Invisalign Teen is a versatile solution that is capable of addressing overcrowding, spaces between teeth, and minor alignment issues (i.e. overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite). When scheduling a consultation with your dentist in Tyler, Dr. Perez will thoroughly examine your teen’s smile to determine if they are a qualified candidate. It is not uncommon for more severe cases to require traditional braces in order to achieve desired results.
Once Dr. Perez recommends Invisalign for your teen, you can expect the following steps to occur:
After leaving our office, your teen will be expected to wear his or her trays for 20-22 hours every day. After 1-2 weeks of wear (depending on the recommendation by Dr. Perez), they will switch them out for the next set in the series. Throughout treatment, we will need to see them every 6-8 weeks to ensure everything is moving along as it should.
When compared to traditional Invisalign, the two are quite similar. However, Invisalign Teen has a small dot on each aligner that will fade over time. This indicator makes it easier for our team to monitor their progress as well as remind your teen when it’s time to switch to a new set.
Invisalign for teens offers far more benefits than just providing a more subtle way to straighten teeth. They also:
Dr. Perez and our team at Times Square Family Dental are ready to help your teenager achieve the smile of their dreams. If you are ready to take the next step, contact us today to schedule a consultation!