Hello and welcome to another August edition of the Legacy Smiles blog!
If you are the parent of an adolescent, you know that it can be a real challenge to keep up with the teens of the 21st century. They are savvy enough to know that they don’t have to put up with waiting around or using antiquated methods to get what they want.
So, when what they want is to improve the look of their crooked, crowded, or gapped teeth, they expect us to play by their rules.
The good news for them (and for you) is that our Billings, Montana office can set them up with a version of the Invisalign clear braces program that is specifically engineered to shift adolescent teeth (remember, Invisalign was initially designed with adults in mind) into proper placement, without all the headaches associated with “classic” metal braces.
Invisalign Has Clear Advantages
Appearance matters, especially when you are a teen. Invisalign “braces” won’t destroy your teen’s good looks in the short run because they are clear, and are virtually invisible to anyone who might be looking.
Rather than awkward, painful, sore-inducing, food-inhibiting wires and brackets, Invisalign uses translucent, lightweight aligners made of plastic to deliver the results your teen has been dreaming about.
Here’s how it works: the comfortable aligners gradually guide your teeth in small increments of movement, until it’s time to switch them out, which brings us to another benefit of the program.
There won’t be any need to take time off from school for in-office adjustments because you can make the necessary swap at home every two weeks.
Invisalign aligners are also easy to clean. There aren’t any brushes and weird tools required. You simply remove the aligners and rinse them under water! Oh, and you’ll want to brush and floss your teeth as usual. There’s nothing to it!
Since they are removable, your teenager can pop them out for selfies, and at dinner time which allows for them to continue eating whatever their growing body demands, without any dietary restrictions whatsoever.
Parents Like This Program Too
Obviously, as the chief investor in this project, you will want it to be a major success! As such, this version of Invisalign even comes with a built-in feature to hold your teen accountable.
To see if they are doing what they need to do to keep the timetable on-track, you can check the blue “compliance dot” on the rear of the aligners. At the very least it will signal that they need to take responsibility for their own smile transformation.
When we are through with treatment, your teen’s stunning new smile will be everything you hoped for in terms of health and appearance. The best part is that you won’t have to wait 2-3 years to experience this joy, it will normally happen in about 12 months time and without any lifestyle disruptions along the way.
Why wouldn’t you want to explore this great option?
Let’s Do This!
If you have been inspired by the possibilities of Invisalign, contact us today to set up your teen’s orthodontic consultation with Dr. Stuart. You’ll be glad that you did!