Help your teen align their smile with Invisalign for teens from Haws Family Dentistry in Brigham City, Utah. Invisalign is a nearly invisible way to straighten your child’s teeth. Invisalign can also correct bite concerns such as overbite and underbite. To learn more about how Invisalign can help your teen, keep reading.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign is an innovative technology that allows your teen to straighten their teeth discreetly. The first step to getting Invisalign for your teen is taking them into Haws Family Dentistry to consult with Dr. Haws. At your first appointment, Dr. Haws and his team will take an impression of your teen’s smile. The image will help Invisalign, and Dr. Haws, determine the best treatment plan for your child. Next, your child will receive a set of clear aligners. They should wear these aligners for 20-22 hours per day. In one to two weeks, they will receive another set of aligners. For the next year or so, the treatment will go like this. Every one to two weeks, they will receive a new set of aligners from wearing until their smile is perfectly straight.
What Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?
Invisalign’s primary goal is to help align your teen’s smile. Additionally, Invisalign can treat several other dental conditions, such as overbite, underbite, and crowding. Another condition that Invisalign can treat is spacing concerns.
Benefits Of Invisalign
Invisalign has many benefits compared to traditional braces. By allowing your teen to eat what they want and being convenient and easy to use, there are many reasons to use Invisalign over conventional braces. Below are a few of the benefits.
Brush the way They like: Invisalign is a convenient tool to help your teen straighten their smile by allowing them to put them in and take them off when they would like. With Invisalign, your teen’s oral hygiene routine does not have to change: They remove their aligner when brushing and flossing and then place them back in place after finishing. This convenience makes brushing and flossing their teeth easier because brackets and archwires are not in the way.
Eat the Foods They Like: Certain foods are restricted with traditional braces because sticky or hard foods can damage the archwires. There is no need to worry about this with Invisalign. When eating, the only stipulation is that your teen must remove their aligners when they eat anything.
Nearly Invisible Appearance: Invisalign offers an almost invisible appearance. The clear aligners are hard to see unless someone looks closely. Many teens desire to straighten their teeth discreetly. Invisalign is perfect for this.
Shorter Treatment Plan: On average, Invisalign treatment can be completed sooner than traditional metal braces. Additionally, there are shorter visits to the dentist with Invisalign. Every one to two weeks, your teen will get a new set of aligners that will help their teeth get closer to the result.
Treatment Following Invisalign: After your teen’s Invisalign experience, they must wear a retainer at night to keep their beautiful smile aligned. There are several different retainer options, from fixed to removable. Discuss with Dr. Haws to find out which retainer option is best for your child.
Invisalign is an excellent option for many teens and adults across the world. At Haws Family Dentistry in Brigham City, Utah, we recommend Invisalign to teens looking to align their smiles, fix underbites and overbites, adjust spacing concerns, and correct overcrowding. For more information about Invisalign or to schedule your appointment today, call our office.