Convenience. Comfort. Style.
Those three words aren’t usually associated with orthodontics, even when we’re talking about the best braces for teenagers.
But if you’re only considering traditional metal braces for your teenager, maybe it’s time to take a leap outside the box. We all want what’s best for our child. Teenagers often have more adult-like preferences when it comes to braces; they want style, simplicity, and most of all, they want to avoid negative attention about their appearance.
Introducing: Teen Invisalign
Did you know that Invisalign has become the number one choice for braces-free orthodontics treatment? And for good reason. Your teenager will love the flexibility and the aesthetic difference made by Invisalign. Invisalign braces offer an alternative to metal braces that many teenagers prefer for a variety of reasons:
- Convenience—No Food Restrictions
If you foresee your teenager having difficulty in keeping to his or her dietary restrictions, then this may be an important factor in your decision. One bad bite can damage metal braces and require another visit to the orthodontist, increasing the cost of treatment. With Invisalign, your son or daughter can continue eating the foods he/she enjoys without worrying about these complications. Invisalign aligners can be removed at will. That means your teen won’t have to deal with the mess of cleaning up braces after eating, either. Remove, eat, brush, re-insert!
- Comfort—No Poking Metal
Let’s face it—no one’s gung-ho about the idea of having metal pieces in their mouth. Teens are no different. Though metal braces are just as effective as Invisalign, the process required isn’t all that appealing. Many teens prefer Invisalign because they don’t want to experience the discomfort of periodic tightening or the irritation caused by metal poking into their gums. Comfort is big a reason why teens choose Invisalign.
- Style—No “Metal Mouth”
Invisalign involves clear plastic aligners rather than the so-called “metal mouth” normally associated with orthodontics treatment. These beautiful, transparent aligners fit perfectly over the teeth because each set is custom-designed. The aligners fit into your teen’s life, rather than interrupting it. With transparent aligners, he or she won’t have to feel self self-conscious about the way metal braces change facial appearance. As a bonus, Invisalign takes about half the time traditional braces do when the treatment plan is faithfully followed.
What About Invisalign Cost?
For parents, this is often an important question that comes up. Even if Invisalign has all these advantages, it’s not worth it if the price tag is way out of the ballpark!
Orthodontic treatment is always an investment that brings lifelong benefits. Orthodontic treatment, including Invisalign, varies in price depending on a number of factors. Depending on your child’s specific case, it could be more or less than traditional braces. The good news is that many insurance companies cover it, same as metal braces. Talk to your insurance provider to get details on your specific plan!
In the end, it’s up to your family to decide what’s right. Teen invisalign braces are a popular option because they’re convenient, comfortable, and stylish. Many families opt for Invisalign because the added cost is more than worth the improved orthodontic experience for their teenager.
To learn more about orthodontic options, please contact us at Dr. James Riesenberger’s for an appointment by calling 215-968-5471. Dr. Riesenberger’s years of experience and expertise in the field of orthodontics make him a trusted provider for local families. Learn more about his credentials and what sets him apart as a preferred orthodontist here!