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Invisalign: An Alternative to Orthodontic Braces for Teenagers

May 8, 2023

Invisalign:  Orthodontic braces without the fuss for teens

As a teenager, having braces can feel like a rite of passage. However, the traditional metal braces can be uncomfortable, unsightly (as some teens will say), and can make simple tasks like eating and brushing difficult. Fortunately, there is an alternative to metal braces that lets you bypass all of that — and teens love it!

Enter Invisalign.

Invisalign is a clear aligner system that can be used to correct a variety of dental issues, including crooked teeth, gaps, and overbites. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible, making them an ideal option for teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing braces.

Why is Invisalign such a great option for this demographic? 

  • Firstly, Invisalign aligners are removable, which means users can still enjoy all of their favorite foods without having to worry about damaging their braces. Second, they are comfortable to wear, and there’s none of the back-and-forth trips to the dental office to get adjusted like with traditional braces.
  • Invisalign treatment typically takes less time than traditional braces—this one is probably the best reason yet—meaning users can have straighter teeth in a shorter amount of time.

It’s important to note that not all dentists or orthodontists offer Invisalign treatment. If you are considering Invisalign for your teenager, it’s essential to find a provider who has experience with the system. At Hersch Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we have both a pediatric dentist and an orthodontist on staff who are specially trained in Invisalign treatment. This means that we can offer a comprehensive approach to dental care, ensuring that your teenager receives the best possible treatment.

While Invisalign treatment can be more expensive than traditional braces, many dental insurance plans cover the cost of the treatment. We’re happy to work with each family to discuss options.

With Invisalign, your teenager can have a beautiful, healthy smile without the hassle of traditional braces.

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