Orthodontics & Space Maintenance
Let’s face it. Getting metal braces is not at the top of your list of favorite things to do. What with school, sporting activities, all the fun things to do, the last thing you want is metal braces.
Guess what? With Invisalign Teen®, you can straighten your teeth without having to deal with metal wires and brackets. That means you can still do all the things that make these the best times of your life.
No One Needs to Know
Invisalign Teen aligners are made of a smooth, clear plastic that is virtually invisible. Your friends probably won’t even know you’re wearing them. In fact, they’re so comfortable, you may not even notice you’re wearing them either! You’ll enjoy a better smile every day.Here’s even more reasons Why Invisalign Teen may be right for you.
Eat Anything with Freedom
You probably have friends with braces who aren’t allowed to eat certain things like popcorn and chewing gum. With Invisalign Teen, you’re free to eat all of your favorite foods whenever you want because the aligners are completely removable. This also means you can easily keep brushing and flossing as you normally would. Try that with braces.
More benefits of Living with Invisalign!
Keep Doing what you Love Doing
Whether you play sports or a musical instrument, a mouthful of metal can often prevent you from enjoying the things you want to. Invisalign Teen helps you focus on doing what you do best—being a teenager.
Comfort and Convenience of Invisalign®.
Traditional Metal Braces
Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces and are more comfortable today than ever before. Made of high-grade stainless steel, metal braces straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. With metal braces, you have the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) for a more unique and colorful smile.
Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces. However, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the arch wire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure placed on the tooth, and requires fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Clear (Ceramic) Braces
Ceramic braces are made of clear materials and are therefore less visible on your teeth than metal braces. For this reason, ceramic braces are used mainly on older teenagers and adult patients who have cosmetic concerns. While they are visually less prominent, they do require more attention to oral hygiene, as ceramic braces are larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts. For these reasons, ceramic braces tend to be used more on upper front teeth than on lower teeth.