It can be important to start orthodontic work for a teenager, as straighter teeth can lead to more confidence as well as better oral health. With that said, it may be hard to know when the right time to begin treatment is, especially if you are worried about how braces will affect them. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, parents with teens in need of orthodontic work can make an appointment to discuss treatment with Invisalign aligners. The choice to provide treatment with Invisalign aligners instead of metal braces can remove concerns about how orthodontic work will affect a teen’s appearance or daily life. Thanks to our advanced digital imaging technology, we can perform a careful study of your child’s bite and smile alignment to make sure that Invisalign treatment is right for them.
How Orthodontic Work Helps Teens
As kids grow older, their dentist can recognize the early warning signs of malocclusion. If teeth gaps and overlaps are not resolved, they can lead to problems with their bite function that make them more likely to suffer form jaw stiffness and pain later in life. Problems with overlapping teeth also make teens more likely to have oral health problems, as their teeth can be more difficult to clean. In addition to helping their oral health, orthodontic work can improve your child’s confidence by making them more comfortable with their smile.
Invisalign Makes Orthodontic Treatment Feel Less Intrusive
Invisalign aligners remove many of the concerns that patients have about beginning orthodontic treatment. With metal braces, treatment means wearing a fixed appliance for an extended period of time, one that negatively impacts their appearance. Invisalign aligners are removable, so they are not ever in the way when a person eats or cleans their teeth. When appliances are in place, their clear design makes it difficult for anyone to notice them.
Starting A Personalized Orthodontic Treatment For Your Teen
Our iTero digital scanner will closely study a person’s teeth and oral structures, giving us the measurements needed to plan a personalized orthodontic treatment. In addition to using the iTero scanner to measure your teen’s bite, we can use the images we gather to show you a “preview” of their smile at the end of their procedure. When it is time to start the adjustment, you will receive a series of appliances, each one another step in the journey to straight teeth. Remember that your dentist can answer questions you have about Invisalign treatment before and during your teen’s adjustment.
Discuss Invisalign Treatment For Your Teen At Our Rochester, MN Dentist’s Office
Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry is ready to give your teen a straighter, healthier smile by providing treatment with Invisalign! To learn more about our practice and services, contact your Rochester, MN dentist’s office by calling (507) 281-3659.