We can’t say for sure, but we are fully convinced that Invisalign® was made for teens. Of course, adult patients appreciate how discreet the clear liners are as opposed to the metal braces of their highschool days. However, one of the many reasons those adults need Invisalign now is because they forwent the metal braces in their teenage years. Invisalign teeth straighteners are suitable for children as young as seven and anyone older. However, the group that seems to benefit the most is tweens and teens.

At Upland Laser Dental Center, Dr. Dat Nguyen and his team have been helping to improve the confidence and smiles of Upland teens for years. If you think your teen is a good candidate for Invisalign, contact us to schedule your evaluation. Join us in today’s post as we discuss some of the reasons that Invisalign is a better option for teens.

No more “brace face.”

The names, taunting, and peer pressure of the past, when those who wore braces were known as “Brace Face” for the duration of their treatment, are gone! Invisalign makes teeth straightening easier and more discreet. Sure, kids shouldn’t make fun of other kids and braces are no reason to be the subject of ridicule or the butt of any jokes. But, we all know how difficult being a tween or teen is without having anything “different,” and adding braces on top of this awkward phase can have lifelong effects on the self-confidence and self-esteem of kids. Invisalign is virtually invisible — teens can still smile and be confident while they are straightening their teeth.

Invisalign is removable.

One of the biggest benefits of Invisalign is that they are removable. Patients can take their Invisalign liners off to eat, participate in contact sports, and to brush their teeth. Being able to remove the liners helps to keep your teen’s mouth more hygienic and increases compliance with wear. Because the Invisalign liners don’t actually adhere to the teeth, they do less damage to the enamel of the teeth, which is good because enamel does not regenerate.

Invisalign works faster than other options.

We know that you’ve got options when it comes to straightening your teeth. We also know that teen years fly by too quickly and teenagers don’t have the time or the patience for long-term options. Invisalign offers effective teeth straightening in less time than other options, and the treatment is nearly twice as quick as traditional braces! Wait, no metal-mouth and it’s quicker? Sounds too good to be true, right? Check out these actual testimonials that prove it really is as good as it sounds.

Invisalign can treat a variety of conditions.

Invisalign can be useful in treating a variety of conditions, including crowded teeth, gap teeth, overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and general misalignments. Whatever your teen’s condition is, chances are, Invisalign can help. Your teen can even undergo whitening treatments while wearing Invisalign.

Invisalign is made for people on the move and is the clear alternative for active teens. To help set your teen up for adult success with a more confident outlook and brilliant smile, consider Invisalign. If you think your teen may benefit from Invisalign treatment, contact our dental clinic to schedule your teen’s evaluation. We can get your Invisalign for as little as $89 a month and include whitening and retainers. Contact us today.