10 Reasons Teens are Absolutely LOVING Invisalign Teen

by | Apr 21, 2021 | Invisalign, Orthodontics for Teens

10 Benefits of Invisalign Teen

During the orthodontic consultation more and more parents and patients are asking THIS question: “What is the most comfortable and convenient treatment type for aligning teeth?” We have the answer. Many parents share their story of having an uncomfortable mouth full of metal and feeling embarrassed about wearing braces. We love the sensitivity parents are bringing to the discussion when it comes to orthodontic treatment for their teens.

Today orthodontics is a lot different than several years ago. Clear aligners like Invisalign Teen have come a long way and are becoming a very convenient and comfortable orthodontic treatment type for busy teens. Why are teens everywhere embracing Invisalign as the clear alternative for straightening teeth you may wonder? We have the answers, and the benefits of clear aligners go beyond the ability to “remove” your teeth straightening system and eat normal foods!

Let’s dive into the top ten benefits of Invisalign Teen.

1) The difference is clear – aligners are considerably less noticeable

The clear aligner trays are invisible and a great alternative to the classic metal mouth of braces to straighten teeth and give you the beautiful, healthy smile you’ve always wanted.

2) Increased confidence with Invisalign Teen

A clear aligner like Invisalign Teen inspires confidence in teen patients and reduces the self-consciousness and awkward smiles in selfies and school pictures. Patients can smile confidently while still making great progress in their orthodontic treatment.

3) No emergencies – Peace of mind!

Invisalign means no metal, no brackets, and no poking wires. Often, orthodontists need to schedule emergencies in the morning hours as they can be long and cumbersome. This means missing school and parents having to take time off work. Not with Invisalign. There is minimal chance of orthodontic emergencies offering considerable peace of mind.

4) Fewer appointments – happy moms and dads

With Invisalign, orthodontic appointments and can be spaced apart conveniently. This benefit particularly makes working parents happy! Invisalign requires fewer office visits to achieve that healthy and beautiful smile. Your appointments will be speedy as there are no adjustments necessary just checking tracking and fit and picking up new trays. Invisalign is able to free up time in everyone’s schedule while still being an effective treatment.

5) Beneficial for athletes – especially contact sports

Today, teens are heavily involved in athletics, taking up much time of the weekly agenda. Athletes and marching band members love Invisalign as it is not only removable, it also can protect you from injury or abrasion for metal braces and wires. It also allows you to participate in your activity free from the worry of breaking any appliances.

6) Great alternative for stage performers

Invisalign Teen is super convenient for stage performers, especially vocal artists and actors. For those of you who are accustomed to being on stage and in front of an audience, Invisalign makes is possible to be discreet while straightening your bite, but also continuing your acting, singing, or speaking requirements.

7) No diet restrictions – there is no “No-food-list”

You may have heard of the “no-food-list” for those wearing braces. No hard, sticky, and crunchy foods are the motto for most orthodontic treatments, which require dietary restrictions to maintain the integrity of the appliance. With Invisalign, there is no such list of restrictions and you are free to eat and drink all foods and beverages! It’s easy because you can simply remove your aligners when you eat. When done, just place the clean aligners back in your mouth. Yes, that simple.

8) Better hygiene – much better!!!

It is difficult enough to keep up with good oral hygiene, let alone having braces and wires in your mouth. But with Invisalign Teen, it is simple for teens to be vigilant about their dental hygiene and oral care. It is as easy as ever to floss and clean your teeth after each meal. Teens are much more likely to follow a great dental hygiene routine if it is easy! In fact, our teen Invisalign patients have incredible oral hygiene, which makes Dr. Sanchez very happy – after all, she is a dentist!

9) No pain

Conventional braces can come with sore teeth and aches after each orthodontic adjustment. This can lead to an unpleasant day or not being able to perform well in school or sports. Pain and discomfort is different for every person. Invisalign is a gentle and pain-free way to move teeth. This is perhaps one of the greatest benefits of Invisalign. Teens can go about their treatment without any discomfort.

10) Pictures without braces – Selfies anyone?

A great benefit of Invisalign Teen = PICTURES! Homecoming, prom, family events, selfies, and senior pictures are easy and not awkward at all with Invisalign Teen. Today’s teens are able to live confidently and enjoy their smile journey without any self-consciousness.

Dr. Dina Sanchez

Dr. Dina Sanchez

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Dina Sanchez is a board certified orthodontist, mom, published author, wife, University of Maryland clinical professor, abstract artist, tooth fairy, and accidental lacrosse superfan. Learn more about Dr. D here.