A popular alternative to conventional metal braces, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to correct tooth and jaw alignment issues. The aligners fit right over your teeth and gradually shift them into their optimal positions, improving both the quality of your smile and your overall oral health.

Many teens need braces. However, they’re generally not excited about the idea of wearing metal brackets and wires in their mouths for one to three years. The fixed appliances can be uncomfortable and may make them feel embarrassed. This may cause your teen to try and hide their smile.

One of the most common questions we hear is: “Can my teen get Invisalign?” The answer is often yes. Many teens can benefit from this invisible alternative to traditional metal braces. Here’s what you need to know.

Benefits of Invisalign

Invisalign offers numerous benefits for teens. One is that it can treat a wide range of mild to moderate teeth alignment issues.

It can help to correct such problems as:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Gapped and crowded teeth
  • Overbites
  • Underbites
  • Crossbites

The aligners are much more comfortable than conventional and lingual braces. The thermoplastic material is smooth, so your teen won’t have to worry about rough edges, broken wires, or soft tissue irritation in their mouth. 

Your teen can remove the aligners when eating or brushing their teeth. This lets them enjoy all of their favorite foods without worrying about popped brackets or broken wires. Dental hygiene is a breeze. They can brush their teeth regularly without having to worry about hidden plaque or bacteria along the edges of their brackets.

Invisalign is safe, comfortable, and effective. 

Invisalign Teens: A Comfortable and Safe Option for Correcting Tooth Alignment

Teens are very self-aware. Your teen may be self-conscious of their appearance as they’re already going through so many changes during this time in their life. They may be worried about how a mouth full of metal appears to others. It can also affect how they see themselves.

Invisalign offers an invisible solution. Your teen can improve the quality of their smile (and their oral health) without anyone noticing. They can continue to smile confidently without worrying about how braces may look.

Not only is the treatment popular, but it’s also safe and effective. The thermoplastic material is smooth, comfortable, and doesn’t cause nearly as much discomfort as conventional braces. It’s also completely safe to wear. The polyurethane resin material doesn’t contain BPA or other toxic chemicals that might harm your teen’s health. You can rest easy knowing that your teen’s aligners are FDA-approved and perfectly safe to wear. 

One more thing to keep in mind is that if your teen plays sports, their Invisalign aligners won’t interfere with their ability to play. Your teen can quickly slip their aligners out of their mouth and pop in their mouthguard. Parents don’t have to worry about spending the extra money to create a specialty guard that fits around their teen’s braces. There’s no disruption in your teen’s daily life. They can continue as normal, all the while transforming their smile.

Is Invisalign Right for Your Teen?

Invisalign is a safe, effective alternative to conventional metal braces. It’s an excellent solution for both adults and teens, and it can help your teen improve their smile and oral health. 

‌Is your teen in need of dental alignment corrections but isn’t jazzed about the idea of wearing metal braces for a year or more? Invisalign teen treatment may provide just the solution they need. For more information and to find out if Invisalign is right for your teen, contact Hansen Orthodontics today to schedule your free consultation.