Invisalign® for Teens
While teeth misalignment can affect people of all ages, teenagers are often the most distraught by how crooked teeth affects their appearance. As a teen, your child may be caught between needing straighter teeth and dreading the idea of wearing metal braces for the next couple of years. We understand, and to offer teens the best of both worlds (i.e., straighter teeth without the embarrassment of braces), we offer the innovative Invisalign® Teen system! Designed from comfortable, clear, BPA-free plastic, Invisalign® aligners can award your teeth with a straighter smile, while avoiding the inconveniences often associated with braces.
As Effective As Braces
Your teen may be more concerned with his or her appearance, but as a parent, your main concern is likely to be whether or not Invisalign® can offer the same comprehensive results as traditional braces. The good news is that it can! Invisalign® clear aligners follow the same principles of tooth movement as traditional braces. However, instead of the brackets and wires that orthodontic braces rely on, Invisalign® relies on a series of aligners that are designed to progress your teen through each phase of movement. Your teen will change aligners every couple of weeks, and by the end of treatment, the aligners will have created a straighter and more beautiful smile as effectively as conventional braces!
Built for the Teen Life
The emotional toll that a crooked smile can have on a teen can often be made worse by the inconvenience and potential embarrassment of conspicuous metal braces. But appearance isn’t the only thing that makes Invisalign® a preferred option for the hectic teen life. Removable aligners mean that teens can more easily maintain excellent daily hygiene, and they won’t have to avoid their favorite foods due to cumbersome braces. Social events and activities will be more enjoyable for teens as they smile confidently, without worrying about how their braces look. Also, Invisalign® aligners require fewer routine visits to the dentist office so your child doesn’t have to miss out on extracurricular activities, sports, or time with friends and family!
Dr. Calcagno is a Premier Invisalign Provider in Rochester, MN. To reserve your complimentary consultation appointment, call 507-281-3659.