Is Invisalign A Good Idea For Your Teen?

If your teen shows signs of needing some form of orthodontic care, they may be hoping for treatment with Invisalign. After all, using Invisalign means relying on hard to notice clear aligners, and not metal braces, to make corrections to their smile. This can be a big relief for teens, who can be particularly worried about how they might look with braces. However, you may be unsure this is the right approach for them. Invisalign can benefit teens by making the kinds of adjustments you might assume only come from braces. They benefit from having less impact on their appearance, but this is not the only advantage. Invisalign aligners can be removed, so that it is easier for them to perform basic tasks like eating, and cleaning their teeth.

How Invisalign Goes About Correcting Crooked Teeth

So how will Invisalign make the necessary adjustments to your teen’s smile? They will use a sequence of aligners, with each aligner making more of an adjustment than the one before it. They will move from one aligner to the next every couple of weeks. This system eliminates the need for manual adjustments – your teen will have fewer checkups to attend, meaning there will be fewer demands on their (and your) time.

Once they have completed treatment, your teen can show off a terrific, straight smile. Of course, their adjustment does more than just improve how they look. Patients who undergo orthodontic care can lower their cavity risk, and reduce their chances of developing TMJ problems.

Modern Technology Can Improve Your Invisalign Experience

Thanks to modern imaging technology, your dentist can take precise digital impressions of a patient’s oral structures to plan their Invisalign treatment. This means more accurate information, and no unpleasant requirement to bite into an uninviting plaster to create a mold. To learn how this and other advancements can benefit you, schedule a consultation to discuss Invisalign treatment.

Talk To Calcagno Family And Cosmetic Dentistry About Invisalign For Your Teen

At Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we understand teens can be sensitive about their looks, but we also understand that you want your kids to enjoy the best possible care. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff offer dedicated care to patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding communities.