Greenville, SC area patients ask, “Are teens candidates for Invisalign braces?”
Both teens and adults can enjoy the many advantages of Invisalign. One of the biggest is its “invisibility.” Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually indiscernible to others. For those in high profile careers, or in the throes of teenage embarrassment, this can be a huge plus.
The next major advantage is comfort. Traditional braces have a tendency to cause sores along the inside of the mouth, while the aligner trays are made from a soft, comfortable BPA-free plastic. Additionally, tightening the brackets and wires can be uncomfortable. Invisalign only requires trays to be swapped out approximately every two weeks.
A third advantage is ease of use. Invisalign trays are removable, which helps for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s easier to keep the teeth clean and avoid an increased risk of tooth decay. Second, it allows orthodontic patients to finally enjoy all their favorite foods with nothing off limits. All they have to do is remove the aligners to eat and thoroughly clean the teeth before putting them back in.
While all of these advantages are appealing, it is important to note that not everyone is an ideal candidate for Invisalign. The Invisalign system is designed to correct mild to moderate issues with bite and alignment. Patients with severe misalignment may still require traditional orthodontic treatment. During a consultation, we can examine both the dental arch and bite to determine the best course of treatment for individual patients.
If you are living in the Greenville, SC area and would like to learn more about the advantages of Invisalign, consider calling our team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry today. We’re always happy to consult with new patients and help determine the best way for them to enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile.