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Why do teenagers love Invisalign? A smile is one of the first things people notice about a person. However, many teenagers today do not want traditional braces for a host of reasons. Instead, young adults are choosing Invisalign aligners for their teeth straightening needs. Teenagers find this to be an easier and less visible way to perfect their smiles. The following are some of the reasons the plastic aligners tops traditional braces in the modern world.
The name says it: the aligners are practically invisible. No one wants to deal with being called brace face. Though this may be an old insult, traditional braces are very visible thanks to their metal material. The aligners are clear and plastic. You cannot tell they are there unless you look. Teens today can be very self-conscious; they do not want undue attention or to feel different. Investing in aligners instead of metal braces is a winning solution since they are so discreet. Technology is only getting better with time too. Soon, it will take an expert to spot these aligners. That’s just one reason why teenagers love Invisalign.
Aligners Are Easy to Use
Traditional braces are permanent and require a lot of visits to the orthodontist. It can be hard because the metal has to be tightened periodically, which is painful. The great thing about the clear aligners is that a teen can remove them whenever they need to. They are not permanently on the teeth. This makes eating far easier. One can simply take the aligners out when eating and then pop them back in. Traditional braces make it hard to eat certain foods like popcorn and food is often caught between brackets.
Play Sports without Issue
Plastic aligners give people more flexibility since they can be removed, which is especially helpful for anyone who plays a sport. If a teen is playing a sport, they can remove the aligners and replace them with a mouth guard. They will not have to avoid such activities because they are worried about getting hit in the mouth.
Dental Hygiene is Easier
Metal braces are really hard to move around when it comes to brushing and flossing. Teens do not like having to take the extra time to maintain their dental hygiene routine with extra threading or maneuvering. Plastic aligners are easy to pop out during brushing and flossing, which means night-time and morning routines are quicker and less stressful for teens. This is why it is such a popular choice.
No Food Restrictions
Teenagers love Invisalign because traditional braces can take months or years. It is hard for a teen to feel like they cannot consume certain foods like gum or candy because they may harm the braces. Additionally, one might avoid other foods because they might get caught in the metal braces. Invisalign is a popular choice because teenagers do not feel as restricted by the aligners.
Comfort Is Key
Metal can be very uncomfortable, especially when the traditional braces are first put on or when they are tightened. Additionally, common accidents like a ball hitting the mouth can be especially painful with braces. The plastic aligners are a more comfortable way to straighten teeth. They do not rub up against the gums or lips, and they are made to reduce gum irritation.
Save a Lot of Time
Orthodontist appointments take quite a bit of time. No one wants to repeatedly go into the office for tightening and adjustments. People can even start to dread orthodontic visits. Teens like plastic aligners because they require fewer office visits. This means that parents do not have to miss work, teens do not have to miss school and time is saved all around.
Custom Fit to the Teen
Plastic aligners are fit to mold to the individual’s mouth. There are even options specifically designed for teens. Technology has improved so that teeth are straightened quickly and efficiently without painful adjustments. Teens use a specific set of aligners for a specific amount of time and then move on to a new set. There are even eruption tabs built into teen-specific aligners to make room for teeth that have not fully come in or adjusted.
Avoid Future Issues
Straightening teeth correctly helps people avoid dental issues in the future. After all, you could experience jaw, tooth or gum issues in the future. Using plastic aligners meant for the individual means that the job is done right the first time, which cuts out having to re-do any work in the future.
Teens want to smile without covering their mouth. Plastic aligners gradually shift the teeth and produce beautiful results. This is why so many young people prefer this orthodontic option to traditional metal braces: the job is just as efficient with so many perks. Either option works wonders for a smile!
Self Esteem Improvements
Results can be seen in just a couple of weeks. Seeing a smile become straighter and brighter makes a teen feel like they can smile without hesitation. This boots self-confidence and self-esteem as well as overall happiness. Young people may even try out for a sport, play at school or see some academic improvements thanks to this mental boost.
Contact the Boss Today…
Today, teens love Invisalign because it is a quick and nearly invisible way to straighten teeth. By choosing this option, they do not have to avoid sports or food and have an easy way to maintain their dental health. The world is changing. The days of metal braces are nearly over, especially for young people. Plastic aligners are custom fit for the person, and their age, which means that the teeth are straightened without pain or anxiety.
Teens will no longer fear going to the orthodontist’s office thanks to this option. Give Dr. Papandreas a call today or visit our website. Our expert staff are on hand to answer any and all questions. We can set up your consultation and explain what the straightening process will look like. Teens will not have to feel anxiety about thanks to these aligners. A bright smile is in their future! That’s all the more reason why teenagers love Invisalign.
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11 Amazing Reasons (Why Teenagers Love Invisalign)
Dr. Papandreas is a native of Cleveland. Born in Lyndhurst, the middle of five children, his parents moved to Lakewood where he attended Lakewood High School. Dr. Papandreas continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry, known as a leader nationally in clinical dentistry. He ranked #1 academically in his dental class for four consecutive years. In addition to the honor of Summa Cum Laude, he was awarded the Frank M. Amaturo Award for Highest GPA – Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, the Department of Dental Materials Scholastic Award, the Chicago Auxiliary Dental Society Scholarship Award for Highest Academic Achievement, and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society Award for Academic Excellence.