It’s no secret that Onalaska teens care about their looks, so it’s not hard to understand why they probably don’t want to get braces to correct their alignment issues. Thankfully, Invisalign Teen offers a convenient alternative that delivers great results. Dr. Ochsner is specially trained and certified to provide Invisalign®Teen care, so your child can enjoy the boost in confidence that comes along with straighter teeth. Read on to find out more and call Neighborhood Smiles with any questions!
Braces vs. Invisalign® Teen
Traditional orthodontic medicine has been treating malocclusion, or misaligned teeth, with the same methods for years. Usually these methods include some kind of permanent metal fixture in the mouth that must remain for the duration of the treatment, which could be several years or longer. However, Invisalign® has changed the way dentists think about straightening teeth and now Onalaska patients can get the care they need without braces.
How Does Invisalign® Teen Work?
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® Teen accomplishes real results without a permanent mouthful of metal. In fact, no metal is required! Using a set of clear plastic aligners made especially for you, Invisalign® Teen will gradually and comfortably move your teeth into the optimal position. Every two to three weeks, you’ll get a new, custom-fitted aligner. Because the trays are made of high-quality, clear plastic, they won’t cause any irritation or difficulty speaking, and are almost invisible. In addition, you can take them out to eat or brush whenever you want!
What’s So Special about Invisalign® Teen?
To create a treatment experience that teens could appreciate, Invisalign® set to work developing a product that meets the needs of active teenagers and takes their parents’ concerns into account. Here are the additional features of Invisalign® Teen:
- indicators that tell you how long to wear each tray
- power ridges behind the upper front teeth to help with easier speech
- eruption tabs to allow room for any teeth that are still coming in
- six replacement aligners, so parents don’t have to worry about losing them
If you are considering Invisalign® Teen for your child, give us a call at Neighborhood Smiles to schedule an appointment and discover how easy it is to get that dream smile they’ve always wanted.