Is your teen worried about their need for braces?
Orthodontic concerns can cause many issues with self-esteem and social anxiety in all of our patients, but especially our younger ones. The idea of getting traditional metal braces often only adds to their nervousness regarding their smiles. This is why our office provides Invisalign to adult and teen patients. As your trusted orthodontist in San Ramon, CA, Dr. McElroy is an Invisalign® provider.
Teenagers especially enjoy Invisalign clear aligners because they are much more discreet than traditional braces. With traditional braces, your teen may be worried about the metal brackets and wires drawing more attention to their smile than wanter. To avoid this, Invisalign allows them to maintain their current smile aesthetics while still undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign For Teens in San Ramon, CA
While patients of all ages can benefit from Invisalign, teenagers’ smiles are still in the process of developing making them more likely to get faster results from Invisalign. Additionally, Invisalign clear aligners offer a wide variety of benefits that your teen will enjoy. The three main benefits that we see our teen patients enjoying the most are:
- No Dietary Restrictions – With traditional braces, teenagers will need to be mindful of their diets and avoid eating excessively crunchy or chewy foods while undergoing treatment. We know this can be difficult for some teens to do. Fortunately, with Invisalign, teens are free to remove their clear aligners while eating or drinking. This means that they can eat whatever they want while undergoing treatment and it will not cause harm to Invisalign aligners.
- Better Oral Hygiene Care – Teenagers often struggle with the level of care that is required with traditional braces. This is because they have to learn how to brush around and beneath all of the brackets and wires. Even our patients with the most thorough oral hygiene routines can struggle to adapt to navigating around traditional braces. With Invisalign, your teen can simply remove the aligners to brush and floss their teeth. This means better oral hygiene care throughout the duration of their treatment.
- Improved Smile Aesthetics – While teens enjoy that they get to maintain their current smile aesthetics while undergoing treatment, they especially enjoy their improved smile aesthetics after completing treatment.
Schedule An Invisalign Teen Consultation
If you or your child is considering Invisalign®, schedule a consultation with Dr. McElroy today. During this consultation, he will evaluate your smile to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment option. We look forward to helping you achieve your dream smile.