What To Expect Before Your Teen Starts Orthodontic Treatment

The prospect of orthodontic work for teenagers or preteens can be both exciting and daunting. While your child can be excited to do something about issues with their smile, they (and you) can have some concerns about their experience with braces. How will they adapt to having an appliance in place? What kind of effect will their aligner have on their confidence? Will they be able to effectively keep their teeth clean? At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we have helped many teens and adults fix their poorly aligned teeth with Invisalign aligners. These appliances are discreet and easy to take out, which can make it easier for patients at any age to adjust to their orthodontic adjustment.

Can Teens Qualify For Treatment With Invisalign?

Many teens who have issues with the way their teeth are aligned can be good candidates for treatment with Invisalign. These appliances can provide a positive treatment experience, as they avoid the issues that make people reluctant to wear braces. There will not be any concerns for your child about their appearance, and they can be happy to know that their aligners can be easily taken out if they feel intrusive. You can be happy to know that Invisalign treatment tends to involve fewer appointments, which can make the adjustment experience easier on your child and you!

Starting An Adjustment With Clear Braces

With the iTero digital scanner, our practice is able to take digital measurements that will be used to design your teen’s aligners and plan their adjustment. Once the right information is gathered, and their appliances are created, your child can receive the set of aligners that will bring their teeth into better positions. They can feel happy at the sight of aligners that do not intrude on the way they look, and they can appreciate that they can easily remove them when they might be in their way. Removable aligners make it easier to eat, but they also allow patients to do a better job cleaning their teeth each day.

Orthodontic Work Is About More Than Just Cosmetic Improvements

The work of straightening teeth is done to provide more than just cosmetic improvements. Over time, a problem with poor dental alignment can lead to excess wear and tear for certain teeth, which can affect their appearance and vulnerability to damage. Problems with poor alignment can also make it harder to keep up with good oral hygiene, and may affect a person’s general bite function. By addressing these matters for your teen, you can help them take better care of their oral health while giving them a more attractive and confident smile!

Your Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office Provides Orthodontic Treatment With Invisalign

At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, teens and adults can be excited to know that Invisalign appliances are available to them to make smile improvements. To learn more about these appliances, or to learn more about our practice, call Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry at (507) 281-3659.