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Braces still work but more and more teens are now straightening their teeth with Invisalign. Find out the 5 big reasons why more parents are choosing Invisalign for their teens.
Anyone who has worn braces knows there is a certain amount of discomfort that goes along with the process. Sore teeth, pokey wires, and irritated cheeks come with the territory – especially during the first month of braces. Braces wearers manage to get through this discomfort phase, but with Invisalign you can skip it all together. Additionally, there are no emergency appointments with Invisalign. There are no braces to break off, wires to poke, or other issues to speak of. With Invisalign, you have less discomfort and no emergency visits.
If you ask any adult who had braces as a child about their experience, most will probably remember skipping popcorn at the movies, avoiding chips at the party, and missing out on apples and corn on the cob at dinner time. Hard, crunchy, and sticky foods can damage your braces and they need to be avoided. With Invisalign, you can eat with no restrictions and with no changes to your lifestyle. For those wearing braces, food will also get stuck in your teeth every time that you eat. This can make cleaning and oral hygiene difficult. For Invisalign wearers, oral hygiene is a cinch. Because the trays are removable, you have no puffy gums, permanent white scars on your teeth, or other problems associated with traditional braces.
When you were a teenager, putting up with the hassles of braces and feeling self-conscious about wearing them were necessary to get the smile that you wanted. You did it because you knew a straight, healthy smile was important. At Premier Orthodontics, your teen’s smile is our #1 priority and we treat with Invisalign to the same standard as braces. There are no shortcuts or lowering of standards when it comes to our Invisalign treatment. All patients, braces or Invisalign, deserve a perfect smile and healthy bite. The smile specialists of Premier Orthodontics are in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in the world and have received awards for clinical excellence in their treatment with Invisalign. Due to our extensive experience, we are able to treat nearly all teens with Invisalign so they can enjoy the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile without sporting a mouthful of metal.
With new advancements in technology, some Invisalign patients can be treated up to 50% faster than traditional braces. This means that your teens can be finished with their orthodontic treatment sooner with fewer visits than traditional braces. With fewer visits that mean fewer times coordinating their orthodontic appointments with after-school sports, school activities, and other scheduling demands in the lives of busy teens.
Spending half of your high school experience with a metal smile can be a drag. There will be homecoming dances, sporting events, and even prom! With Invisalign you don’t have to worry about pictures with a half-hearted closed smile. Your teen can smile with confidence and enjoy photo-worthy events for years to come. These formative years during high school can be tough, according to a study by the non-profit ConfidenceCoalition.org, 90% of all girls want to change something about their physical appearance, a girl is bullied every 7 seconds in school across the country, and one out of every four college-age women have an eating disorder fueled by emotional issues. With Invisalign, you get all smiles with no sacrifice. A healthy, beautiful smile and most people won’t know they are straightening their teeth!
Just like every mouth is different, not all Invisalign doctors are the same. Each practice may use the same manufacturer for the Invisalign trays, but the treatment and your experience will be quite different.
A common question patients have is whether or not they can see a dentist for Invisalign treatment. One should understand that there are some important differences between dentists and orthodontists, and a dentist should not be seen in place of an orthodontist. An orthodontist is someone who has two to three years of education beyond dental school solely to learn the delicate physics of straightening teeth and aligning jaws. On the other hand, a dentist has several fewer years of education and specializes in cleaning teeth and fixing cavities, usually with almost no training in orthodontics. If you want to ensure you have the straightest smile and the most correct and comfortable bite after treatment, you shouldn’t give a second thought to going to an orthodontist.
There is a wide range of experience with Invisalign even among orthodontists. Some doctors just aren’t comfortable using Invisalign to straighten teeth and create beautiful smiles. They say, “In their hands, braces just work better.” It is understandable that doctors that don’t use Invisalign routinely would shy away from recommending Invisalign to their patients. If you go to see these doctor’s for orthodontic treatment, you will likely end up with braces on your teeth.
If you’re reading this post, you are likely interested in Invisalign to create your perfect smile and you will obviously will want to find an orthodontist with the most experience using Invisalign. The Invisalign Company has made it easy for consumers to find the orthodontists with the most experience. The Invisalign Company gives different rankings to doctors based on their level of experience treating patients with Invisalign. The doctors that are Top 1% Invisalign Providers are those that have treated more patients with Invisalign than 99% of the Invisalign doctors in the world.
The choice for your Invisalign doctor should be made carefully. This is your smile, and you shouldn’t trust it to just anybody. You see your smile every time you look in the mirror. Maybe it shouldn’t be, but how we see ourselves and believe others see us does have a significant impact on our confidence and self-esteem. There’s just no way around it. A smile judged as ‘defective’ by self and by others is a heavy weight to carry around. We are not just considering Invisalign here. We are considering happiness now, and for all the years ahead.
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