Better Braces For Teens


Hello again! Welcome back to the Dores Dental blog. As your trusted source for dentistry in Longmeadow, MA, we are fortunate to get to know so many great families and watch as sweet, lovable kids turn into, well, teenagers. Just kidding, sort of!

Most American teens do want a beautiful, more uniform smile, but they don’t want to go through all of the hassles that they’ve seen others take on. Namely, they don’t want conventional metal braces for their orthodontic treatment.

We get it! Why would they want to sacrifice their appearance and comfort now to reap the rewards and health benefits later? Well, teens don’t have to do that to get a better smile at Dores Dental. In our Longmeadow, MA dental practice we offer Invisalign for Teens, an Invisalign treatment program that is designed specifically with teenagers in mind.

Invisalign For Teens Won’t Draw Unwanted Attention

We are excited to have a way for younger patients to get in on the advantages of Invisalign. Invisalign for Teens works in much the same way as the original Invisalign system (which was designed to shift stubborn adult teeth).

Unlike old-school braces that used wires and brackets and required in-office adjustments, and special tools for cleaning, Invisalign for Teens uses clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to discreetly straighten misaligned teeth without drawing unwanted attention to your mouth while you undergo orthodontic treatment.

This means that no one will give you horrible nicknames or gawk at your smile.

No Lifestyle Changes!

Unlike metal braces, Invisalign aligners are made to removable. You can take them out for meals, and late-night snacks and pop them back in when you are through. As such, they don’t trap food like traditional braces, so you won’t have to change your diet or avoid the foods that you love.

They won’t take over your life in the way that typical orthodontic treatment would.

Invisalign Aligners Are A Breeze To Clean

Maintenance of your Invisalign aligners is simple. There are no special tools required. You simply remove them, run them under warm water to rinse the off, and then pop them back in. It can’t get any better than that. You can also brush your teeth just like you normally would (twice a day for 2 minutes at a stretch).

Parents Can Track Compliance

In our Longmeadow dental office, we understand that orthodontic treatment is a significant investment of your time and money. We also know that, from time to time, teenagers can become lax on follow-through or get distracted from the task at hand.

But we all want the process to be a success.

That’s why there is a built-in monitoring system to make sure the treatment stays on track. When the aligners are worn properly, a small blue dot on the back of the aligners will slowly disappear. This will let you know that everything is still moving forward.

The Realignment Happens Fast

Invisalign can work dental miracles for the right candidate, and it does so in a fraction of the time that conventional braces would take to get the job done. The timetable all depends on the severity of the issues that we are working to correct, but Invisalign usually wraps up in about 12 months whereas metal braces would likely take 2 or more years.

In the end, whenever the process is finished, you will be astonished by the results.

Is Your Teen Ready For A New And Improved Smile?

Contact our Longmeadow, MA dental office to make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation!

We are ready when you are!

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