Invisalign Teen – Getting the Facts (and Your Teeth) Straight

Beverly Hills, CA – Most everyone has heard of Invisalign. Its unique method of straightening teeth via a series of clear dental trays, also known as aligners, has made this brand not only popular but famous. What’s even better is how easy and comfortable this system is.

Now Invisalign has a new system designed especially for teens so that they can correct their smiles without having to change their lifestyle. Without all the restrictions that come with wires and brackets, your teen’s teeth are gradually shifted into place, achieving that confident smile without all the hassle.

With the increased popularity among teens, parents often have many questions about the effectiveness of this dental treatment. This is why Dr. Nikaeen would like to take some time to set the facts straight about how Invisalign Teen in Santa Monica can help correct your child’s teeth.

Myth #1: Invisalign can only treat minor or cosmetic issues. This is false, in fact, these clear aligners are able to treat  a wide variety of orthodontic problems including severe bite issues.

Myth #2: Invisalign is more expensive than metal braces. Actually, the cost is comparable to that of metal braces and most dental insurance plans cover them as they would traditional braces.

Myth #3: Parents can’t ensure their children wear them often enough to be beneficial. Many parents believe that since their children can remove these trays that they will be less effective than irremovable braces. However, these aligners have small blue dots, called compliance indicators. These dots gradually fade as the trays are worn offering a quick way for parents to check progress.

Myth #4: Aligner trays are expensive, and my child will likely lose or break a few.  Actually, your child gets up to six FREE replacement aligners with Invisalign Teen.

Myth #5: With Invisalign Teen, there is a risk that my child’s teeth may return to their original position after treatment. Technically, without retainers, corrected teeth can always revert back, regardless of how they were treated. This is why Dr. Nikaeen fits everyone with a retainer.

Myth #6: Invisalign takes longer to correct teeth than braces. Not true. The duration of Invisalign Teen treatment is comparable to braces and, like traditional braces will vary with each case.

As you can see Invisalign is completely comparable in price and effectiveness to traditional metal braces.  However, its where these clear aligners surpass traditional braces that tend to be the deciding factor for many parents and teens.

What Really Sets Invisalign Teen Apart

Just think, most teenagers are already self-conscious about their looks, especially those that have crooked teeth, and adding a mouthful of metal wires from braces isn’t going to make it easier. Invisalign Teen is virtually invisible, so your son or daughter can straighten their teeth undetected.

Furthermore, since the aligners are removable, kids can continue to play musical instruments or sports without worrying about getting hit in the mouth.

Also, not having brackets and wires like traditional and lingual braces means that teeth can still be brushed and flossed properly. Finally, there are far fewer restrictions on food because aligners can be removed to eat.

If you think Invisalign Teen is the right choice for you, contact Los Angeles orthodontist Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen. Call today for a consultation 310-444-1113

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