If you are wondering if Invisalign for teenagers is a smart choice for your child, please reach out to us. Our WNY orthodontists can help you decide what the best option is for your child to receive orthodontic care.
There are definite benefits of Invisalign, but it is not going to be right for everyone. Please keep reading to learn more. Then give our office a call to set up a free consultation for your child.
Cons of Invisalign for Teenagers
One of the things you need to consider before jumping into Invisalign for your teen is how reliable they are. If your kid has a very difficult time keeping track of things, they may lose their Invisalign.
They need to be trusted not to accidentally throw it away during lunch at school. They need to be trusted to put it back in after they clean it. Without wearing them as instructed, they will not be as effective. If you believe that your child wants their teeth fixed enough to take good care of their Invisalign, you can likely rely on them wearing them correctly.
One other con of Invisalign is that they might not be able to address your child’s specific orthodontic needs. If your child has severe issues with alignment, they might need traditional braces or even clear bracket braces.
Pros of Invisalign for Teenagers
Invisalign can provide your teenager with a more predictable outcome than traditional braces. Because each new tray is set to model how your teeth will end up looking, you know exactly the outcome. With braces, it can be a bit more unpredictable.
Invisalign provides your child with the ability to fix their smile without the embarrassment of having clunky metal brackets in their mouth. The Invisalign is far more comfortable to wear than braces. It does not impact their ability to enjoy foods as traditional braces do.
For a lot of kids, not having to have a metal smile for the entirety of their orthodontic treatment is enough of a benefit that they will beg for clear aligners.
Free Consultation with our WNY Orthodontists
Invisalign for teenagers may be the right choice for your child. To find out, schedule a free consultation with our WNY orthodontists today.
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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer Invisalign throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, Dunkirk, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering Invisalign clear aligners for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.
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