Six Benefits of Invisalign for Teens

There are not a lot of teenagers out in the world that are actively looking forward to the prospect of getting braces, and frankly, it’s been that way for years. More than anything, teens hate the aesthetics of a metal mouthpiece dominating their smile at a time when their appearance is an all-encompassing concern. One option for these teens in need of a straighter smile would be Invisalign, and here in San Francisco, clear braces have been a tremendous boon for reasons beyond just the way it looks.

The following are six benefits of Invisalign for teens here at Dr. Robert M. Walley’s office:

#1 Improved Self-Confidence

The biggest problem with braces is that they can really take a chunk out of a young person’s self-confidence. While metal braces accomplish their intended purpose of straightening crooked teeth over time, they also create an apperance that many teens just do not like. Frankly, that can seriously affect their self-confidence, so going with a clear option allows them to smile more freely and feel less self-conscious about their smile.

#2 Fewer Orthodontic Malfunctions

Another benefit of Invisalign for teens is that it doesn’t break or malfunction as often as braces do. With all the rules about what sorts of foods teens can eat with braces—many of which they don’t follow, anyway—it is not uncommon for orthodontic emergencies to pop up more often than parents would like. Put simply, these types of emergencies just aren’t as likely with Invisalign.

#3 Fewer Visits to the Orthodontist

Not only are there fewer trips to the dentist or orthodontist due to emergencies, Invisalin requires fewer checkups. Furthermore, the appointments themselves are less frequent when they do happen.

#4 Ideal for Student-Athletes

Braces can be a huge hassle for student-athletes, especially those that play contact sports. Invisalign doesn’t generate the same types of mouth injuries in athletes, but even students in activities like Marching Band have better success with an implement that gives their mouth more freedom to work the way it’s supposed to with an instrument.

#5 More Hygienic

All kinds of food can get stuck in between the wires and brackets of braces, but Invisalign is much easier to keep clean since food simply doesn’t get stuck in the removable tray. That’s better for the teeth you’re trying to make look nicer in the first place. What’s the point if you end up with extra cavities because of the process?

#6 Better Photographs

Finally, any school pictures taken during the teeth-straightening era of a teen’s life won’t be marred by the presence of sparkling metal in the photographer’s lens. Your school photos from that time will look great with clear implements instead of traditional braces.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in getting more information about Invisalign, either for yourself or for the teenager in your life, contact the office of Dr. Walley so we can start the process of providing you an estimate for the costs and a fitting for the appliance itself. Clear braces in San Francisco are increasingly popular among adolescents, and it’s these benefits that have helped make this desirable option available to more young people in need of braces.