Invisalign for teens
At Clear Orthodontic Studio, we remember what it’s like to be a teenager. Your teenage years can be some of the best of your life, but they can also be the most awkward and challenging…especially if you have to wear braces!
That’s why we’re so excited to share Invisalign with our teenage patients. Instead of conspicuous metal braces, you can now get your misaligned teeth treated discreetly without anybody else noticing.
Is Invisalign Suitable for Teens?
Yes, Invisalign is just as effective at treating teens as it is for adults.
We find that many parents worry about whether their teens will be responsible enough to wear the aligners properly. After all, the aligners need to be worn 22 hours a day to achieve the best results.
Will they have to nag them constantly to wear them?
Research shows that they actually have nothing to worry about. Teens on average wear their aligners for exactly the recommended amount. In fact, they are more responsible than adults when it comes to wearing them! The aligners also come with blue compliance indicators, so we will be able to tell if they’re not being worn enough.
Another common concern for parents is that teens will lose their aligners, since they’ll be inserting and removing them throughout the day. Accidents do happen, but every Invisalign Teen kit comes with six free replacement aligners – and we’ve never had a patient lose all six! Even if they do somehow misplace all of them, it’s as simple as starting on their next aligner a little early.
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
Parents and teens often have different opinions on which orthodontic treatment is best. The parents want what is most beneficial for their children, while the teenagers are usually more concerned with what looks good! These different priorities are totally understandable. Fortunately, through Clear Orthodontic Studio and Invisalign you can have the best of both worlds:
Great results – Planned properly, Invisalign is just as effective as traditional braces at straightening teeth, and can often get the job done faster.
Improved self-confidence – The aligners are virtually invisible when fitted over teeth, so teens can smile freely without feeling self-conscious.
The same lifestyle – Since the aligners are removable, teens can still enjoy their favourite foods, sports, and musical instruments.
Superior oral hygiene – Unlike braces, aligners won’t get in the way of brushing or flossing.
Less visits to the clinic – Often with faster and greater results, with our remote-monitoring.
Stats on Invisalign for Teens
Teens today are facing more and more challenges to their self-esteem and mental health, in part because of the inescapable presence of social media and digital devices. Sadly, teens who wear traditional braces or have misaligned teeth are significantly more likely to be teased or have trouble fitting in at school. The 2014 Invisalign Teen Confidence Survey, which interviewed 3,577 American teens aged 13-17 as well as 2,118 mothers, found that:
- Teens wearing aligners are 68% less likely to be teased than those wearing metal braces
- 92% of teens felt that wearing metal braces would keep them from fitting in
- Teens wearing aligners are twice as likely to experience elevated self-esteem during treatment compared to teens wearing metal braces.
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