If you are starting to think about your teen’s smile, and their need for orthodontic work, you may have already talked with them about metal braces. Like many patients, teens can be less than thrilled about having a fixed, hard to ignore appliance set on the front of their teeth, even if they are excited to correct problems with smile gaps and overlaps. At our Rochester, MN dental practice, we can talk with you and your teen about a correction using Invisalign aligners! For patients who qualify to use Invisalign appliances, a teeth straightening procedure can be more comfortable, while also being free from feelings of embarrassment around conspicuous braces.
Invisalign Can Offer A Patient-Friendly Approach To Orthodontic Work
Orthodontic work with metal braces can lead to fantastic smile improvements, and effectively address the oral health concerns that often result from poor dental alignment. While it can be easy to recognize the advantages to starting treatment, patients can be eager to learn about viable alternative solutions. With Invisalign, many people have been able to correct problems with gaps, overlaps, and other issues with poor alignment. This treatment option frees people from life with a fixed appliance, making it easier for them to clean their teeth, and also to eat comfortably. This also means your teen can show off their lovely smile in yearbook photos and other meaningful pictures while still having their teeth corrected!
Discussing Orthodontic Work For Your Teen
If the time has come to start planning orthodontic work for your teen, we are here to help! We can answer any questions you might have about orthodontic work with Invisalign, and lay out what your teen can expect during their adjustment. We can also offer tips to help ensure that they stay on track with their estimated treatment time.
When planning orthodontic work, we rely on advanced digital imaging technology to help plan the design of custom Invisalign appliances. In addition to producing highly accurate information, these digital images actually let us show patients a “preview” of their smile after treatment is up! This can give your teen an exciting goal to move forward as they continue their correction.
Straightening Your Teen’s Smile Can Help With More Than Just Their Appearance
Orthodontic work can make meaningful changes to a person’s smile, but treatment is about more than just achieving cosmetic goals. Straighter teeth can be easier to keep clean, and free of problems like dental decay and gum disease. Fixing alignment issues is also important because it can help people practice a more comfortable bite. A corrected bite can put a stop to potential problems with TMJ dysfunction later in a patient’s life.
Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Invisalign For Your Teen
At Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry, we are ready to discuss Invisalign treatment with teen and adult patients! To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659.