Welcome back to the Dores Dental blog.
Our Longmeadow, MA dental office strives to be your family’s partner for oral health at every stage of life.
We enjoy getting to know young families and teaching kids about the importance of good hygiene habits and how to prevent cavities, disease, etc.
But then there comes a time when your sweet, innocent children become teenagers, and we have to tell some of them that they need braces to improve the health and appearance of their smile..
Except in rare cases, teens are not excited to hear news like that. But it’s not because they don’t want to improve their look.
Most American teens do want a radiant, properly aligned smile, but they don’t want to take on all the trappings of conventional braces for the lengthy treatment period that is required to get such a smile.
In other words, they don’t want to look worse now, during these crucial social years, in order to look better for the rest of their lives. Judging from what they’ve seen their friends and older siblings go through, orthodontic treatment takes too long and clunky metal braces are awkward and noticeable.
Truth be told, most adults who could benefit from orthodontic treatment stay away for similar reasons.
We were young once too and we understand where your teen is coming from, which is why in our Longmeadow, MA dental practice we now offer Invisalign for Teens, an Invisalign treatment program that is designed specifically with teenagers in mind.
Invisalign For Teens Is Discreet
Invisalign for Teens works pretty much the same way as the original Invisalign system (that was designed to move 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.
Your Life Will Stay The Same
Invisalign aligners are made to removable. You take them out for meals, and snacks and pop them back in when you are through.
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 consume your life in the way that typical orthodontic treatment would.
Invisalign Aligners Are Easy To Clean
Keeping your Invisalign aligners clean is easy. 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. Nothing to it!
You can also brush your teeth just like you normally would.
You Can Track Compliance
At Dores Dental, we understand that orthodontic treatment is a significant investment. We also know that, from time to time, teenagers can be absent-minded or need a little help with follow-through.
That’s why there is a built-in monitoring system to make sure the treatment stays on schedule. 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 on track.
Treatment Is Fast And Effective
Invisalign can work wonders 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.
In any event, whenever treatment wraps up, the results will be stunning.
Ready To Talk About Your Teen?
Contact our Longmeadow, MA dental office to make an appointment for an orthodontic consultation!