If you are looking into orthodontics options for your teen, it is important to consider Invisalign® vs. traditional braces for teens. You should also know what both solutions look like on a daily basis. Essentially, any orthodontic solution will move teeth by applying pressure. This pressure has to be placed on the right teeth at the right time so that gradually, they move into position. Both solutions do an excellent job. At the end of the day it really comes down to lifestyle, convenience, and what your teen will feel confident wearing. At Marietta Roswell Dental Care, we welcome you to call (770) 538-1148 and schedule an appointment with our Roswell, GA dental office. At the appointment, we can examine your teen and let you know if Invisalign® is right for them. During this appointment, we will answer any questions that you or they have so that they can be empowered to decide how to proceed. After all, while your teen is still a child, an orthodontics treatment requires their involvement and commitment. Once we have it, their treatment will go smoothly and their smile will be transformed into something beautiful.
Here are a few things that you should know about the lifestyle differences with Invisalign® vs. traditional braces for teens:
In our 30075 dental office, one of the biggest concerns we hear from teens (especially the hungry ones) is that wearing orthodontics will impact their daily diet. We know that most of our younger patients are fairly particular in what they eat and at the very least, have multiple favorite foods. If things like pizza, hamburgers, sandwiches and popcorn are on their “must have” list, than Invisalign® is a far better option than braces. When wearing traditional metal braces, teens have to eat carefully. You cannot simply bite into a burger or sandwich and if you do, you will have a ton of food stuck in between your teeth. For teens, and adults, this can be completely embarrassing. Many teens change what they eat while wearing braces while others simply don’t eat in public. Both can be inconvenient and silly when Invisalign® provides a better way. Since the Invisalign® aligners are designed to come out while eating, your teen can eat whatever they want without worrying about how they look or their orthodontics becoming damaged. This means that life can continue on like normal, without the annoying adjustments that teens don’t enjoy.
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Once your teen is done wearing Invisalign or traditional braces they will need to wear a retainer. It is normal and few, if any, can escape this reality. The reason is simple. Teeth can revert back to their old position, if only slightly. Wearing a retainer at night, can help to keep teeth in the correct and improved position. The good news is that your teen will be so used to wearing their aligners, a retainer will not seem like a big deal. In our 30075 dental office, we can explain the various options for retainers but typically recommend a clear, full retainer that closely resembles the aligners they are accustomed to.
Call our Roswell, Georgia dental office at 770-538-1148 to discuss this solution in further detail. At Marietta Roswell Dental Care, Dr. Nalini Kataria and our highly trained staff can answer your questions and help your teen to make an informed decision regarding their orthodontics treatment. We are located in the 30075 area and look forward to meeting you to discuss Invisalign Teen®.
How do I get started with Invisalign®?
Call 770-538-1148 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nalini Kataria.
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Marietta Roswell Dental Care was established in 1978
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We serve patients from the following counties: Fulton County
We serve patients from the following cities: Roswell, Mountain Park, Alpharetta, Dunwoody, & Sandy Springs