Could Your Teenager Benefit from Invisalign®?

Let’s face it: teens aren’t exactly known as the pinnacle of responsibility, so while they may benefit from braces, you might be nervous about the investment. However, Invisalign® clear aligners are an excellent option for fixing overbites, underbites, and teeth crowding, especially for teenagers, since they don’t require the upkeep of traditional braces. 


What is Invisalign? 

Invisalign is an alternative teeth straightening solution that uses removable clear retainers rather than fixing metal brackets and wires directly to the teeth. Your dentist will take 3D images of your teeth and send them to the dental lab, which will create custom aligners. About every two weeks, you’ll receive a new set, and they will shift your teeth gradually over time. 


What are the benefits of Clear Aligners?

The most significant benefit of Invisalign for many teenagers is that it’s an inconspicuous way to straighten teeth. The aligners are clear and removable, so many people don’t even realize you’re wearing them, which is especially helpful for teenagers worried about aesthetics. 

They are also simple to care for. Remove the retainers when you eat and brush your teeth. After brushing your teeth, you can clean the aligners with a toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Soaking them once a day for about 15 minutes can also help remove harmful bacteria. 

You don’t have to worry about your teen eating something that could damage the device. People with traditional braces need to avoid hard and sticky foods like apples, popcorn, and candy, as damage to traditional braces can be expensive to fix. With Invisalign, your child removes the retainer before eating, so you don’t have to worry.


Invisalign at Family Dentistry of Lakewood

Dr. Jutrich at Family Dentistry of Lakewood is an Invisalign expert. He can assess your situation and determine if your child is a good candidate for clear aligners. While Invisalign can be pricey, like traditional braces, many dental insurance providers will cover at least some of the costs. We also accept third-party financing through Cherry and CareCredit. Ask if Invisalign is right for your teen.


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