Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional metal braces for many teens in Staten Island. There is a certain aesthetic look that trends within the community and teens hold their appearance in high regard. A beautiful, straight, white smile is everything. Invisalign is removable, comfortable and best of all clear. Many teens are highly sensitive to the way they look, so having this amazing option of clear braces helps many teens feel more comfortable in school, with their peers and in social settings. They no longer have to feel insecure when they are around others.
Braces may be commonly related to the teen years, but braces can be suggested anywhere from pre-teen to adulthood. It is highly recommended to make your child’s first appointment with an orthodontist when their permanent teeth begin to come in, usually around the age of seven. This way preventative actions may be implemented or any overcrowding and uneven bite issues will be easily detected for the orthodontist to map out a future plan for correction.
The main difference between standard metal braces and Invisalign is evident in the visibility. Standard braces require brackets,wires, rubber bands, cleaning tools, and other hardware over a long duration of time. These wires tend to poke and irritate the mouth and cause much discomfort when eating some of your favorite foods. In some cases, you are even expected to stay away from certain foods as they make cleaning extremely difficult. Standard braces have many food restrictions, while Invisalign allows you the opportunity to indulge in your usual.
In addition, the brackets are bulky and can cause soreness inside the lip and cheek area due to persistent contact. Invisalign is clear aligners that are virtually invisible to the naked eye. They are smooth and comfortable plastic aligners that are easily removed for cleaning purposes and of course, eating.
The benefits of Invisalign include the comfort level, self- confidence and overall convenience in comparison. Invisalign is removable and allows for proper flossing and brushing. This contributes to success overall oral health and hygiene. An added convenience that many teens enjoy is the easy removal advantage. Many teens take school pictures, attend proms, social events and other special events that require them to look their best and are photographed for a lifetime of memories. Invisalign allows teens to temporarily remove their clear braces while attending these special events and keeps them from being shy in front of the camera. Due to this incredible convenience, teens will always look and feel their very best, a very crucial element of this time in their life.
The New Jersey/New York/Staten Island area has an abundance of dentists who offer Invisalign Teens. Choosing the right orthodontist providing Invisalign service requires a search. Patience is key as you must select an orthodontist who you feel is the right choice. This will take time to find as you want this person to hold credible, professional, and expert knowledge. You also want to make sure your needs are being met by addressing any issues, alleviating your concerns, delivering optimal results, offering a comfortable environment, and a trusting relationship. Many times your primary dentist will recommend a specific orthodontist and offer you a referral. Other times, you may have to find the right Invisalign expert for your teen on your own. If this is the case, you will want to follow these easy steps that will help guide you to an excellent Invisalign expert.
- Search – Your teen is going to have frequent appointments during their experience using Invisalign. Look for dentists or orthodontists offices that are conveniently located in your area. Depending on your weekly schedule, finding a location closest to your home, job or child’s school may be necessary. You will want to find the best suited area for your lifestyle.
- Contact – Review the dental office website to see if they offer Invisalign services. You can also call the office directly to inquire about more details about the service.
- Make an appointment – Bring your teen to the appointment and discuss Invisalign options with the dentist or orthodontist. Make sure your child feels comfortable with the Invisalign expert and their demeanor.
To schedule your Invisalign Teen appointment, please call the Staten Island Dental Group or fill out the contact form.
Teens will find choosing Invisalign will provide them with freedom, convenience and comfort compared to standard braces that use traditional methods and not so aesthetically pleasing treatment options. Remember to bring your child to the orthodontist at around age seven to begin their teeth correcting strategy. You will want to choose the one who provides what is best suited for your child, as well as a positive atmosphere so your child will feel comfortable visiting the office frequently.