The teen years can be difficult at the best of times, when adolescents are still learning about themselves. Kids often feel self-conscious about their appearance, and wearing braces may just be one more thing for them to feel embarrassed about. If your teen has orthodontic problems but is reluctant to wear braces, our Los Angeles Invisalign dentist may recommend Invisalign Teen to help.
Invisalign Teen allows your teen to undergo orthodontic treatment in privacy. The clear aligners are almost invisible when worn, and your teen can keep participating in their favorite athletic activities or use of band instruments. With Invisalign Teen, he or she can continue to eat all of the foods they love, including apples, nuts and popcorn. There will even be fewer orthodontics visits to disrupt their busy schedule, as they won’t have to worry about breaking wires or brackets.
As with all Invisalign treatments, the process begins with a careful evaluation. Records are taken and digitized to create a treatment plan in which each movement of each tooth is mapped out. A series of clear, plastic aligners will then move the teeth according to the treatment plan. Teens can remove the aligners to brush and floss or to eat. Eruption tabs accommodate erupting teeth, and the wear indicators can help keep teens on track. Call us today to find out more or to schedule your teen’s appointment with our expert in Invisalign Teen in Los Angeles.