Achieving a healthy, straight smile is easier than ever with new orthodontic treatment options like Invisalign clear aligners. Both teens and adults can use Invisalign to correct misaligned teeth without the need for metal braces. If you need smile correction but don’t want to flash a mouth of metal, you’ll find that Invisalign is one of the most comfortable and discreet solutions available.
How Do Clear Aligners Work?
Invisalign changed the way people straighten their teeth with their arrival in the 1990’s. Before Invisalign, traditional metal braces were needed to straighten teeth. Originally designed for adults needing or wanting to straighten their smile, Invisalign is discreet and convenient for adults. The clear aligners are almost invisible, without wires or brackets that need constant repairs or maintenance. The aligner trays slip comfortably over teeth and apply gentle pressure to align them into place. During the treatment period, new aligners are prescribed every few weeks, adjusting the position of teeth until they are straight and beautiful.
The Value of Invisalign Teen
The teen years are when most people first receive orthodontic treatment. In the past, this meant years of wearing metal braces that can be uncomfortable and restrict the foods that teens love to eat. With Invisalign Teen, our adolescent patients can get the orthodontic care they need without the pain or embarrassment of wearing braces, a concern that has only been heightened with the rise in selfies and social media.
Since Invisalign aligners are removable, teens can keep their gums and teeth cleaner and still enjoy popcorn, candy and other foods that are otherwise restricted with traditional braces. As long as you keep your aligners in for 22 hours of the day, you can take them out for eating, brushing and flossing. Teens love the freedom and comfort of Invisalign compared to braces, helping them achieve a healthy smile without cumbersome metal on their teeth.
Do you have a teen who is battling the need for braces? They can still get the beautiful and straight smile they deserve without the fight of treatment. Call Dr. Bob Perkins in Malibu today to learn more about Invisalign.
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