Is It Time To Look Into Orthodontic Work For Your Teen?

While the teenage years have long been the period when many people have orthodontic work done, the type of orthodontic care available has changed considerably over time. If you want to provide your teen with a modern type of orthodontic work, you can talk with your Rochester, MN dentist’s office about Invisalign! By choosing Invisalign instead of metal braces, you can let your teen show off a more attractive smile, one that is not affected by conspicuous appliances. In addition to letting them enjoy this cosmetic benefit, you can offer them a treatment approach that allows them to take out their aligners whenever they might be in the way.

What To Expect From Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign Aligners

Orthodontic treatment with Invisalign involves a series of appliances that are worn over time. At designated points, your teen will make the transition from one aligner to the next, until they have completed their adjustment. Thanks to Propel Orthodontic technology, this process can move surprisingly quickly. For Propel users, an Invisalign adjustment can be completed in as little as one appointment!

Bringing Your Teen In To Plan Orthodontic Work

What can you expect when orthodontic treatment first begins? At the initial appointment, your dentist needs to gather precise measurements of your teen’s teeth, and perform a careful study of their bite. To acquire this information, we use an iTero digital scanner. With digital technology, it is possible to create a 3D model of a person’s smile and bite. With this information, we can even show you a preview of how your child’s smile is going to look at the end of their adjustment!

Straighter Teeth Can Offer More Than Just Cosmetic Benefits

For people who are bothered by unflattering alignment issues, Invisalign can look like a terrific solution to cosmetic problems. It certainly makes great smile changes possible, but the benefits of an adjustment go beyond affecting how someone looks. When your teen’s teeth are straightened, it can become easier for them to clean spaces where their teeth overlap. As a result, they can have a better chance of staying cavity-free. A straightened smile can also offer improvements to their bite function.

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

If your teen is ready to start orthodontic treatment, and you are interested in an alternative to metal braces, look into Invisalign aligners! Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry can meet with you and your teen to discuss the benefits of this modern approach to care. You can find that this is a great solution for them, and you can be glad to have class photos and other pictures where your teen’s smile is not blocked by metal braces! To schedule a consultation with our practice, please call (507) 281-3659.