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For teenagers, the thought of braces can create waves of anxiety. Teenagers are busy with friends, extra-curricular activities, and schoolwork. How do braces fit into this lifestyle? The great news is there’s an Invisalign product made specifically for teens, called Invisalign Teen.

Invisalign Is a Good Fit for Teenagers

Teenagers are busy. And as a parent, you are probably busy driving them around to various sports practices, music lessons, dance practice and cheer practice (not to mention to their friends’ houses to hang out). It’s really important that their orthodontic treatment works with their busy lifestyle.

Invisalign Teen is a good fit for teenagers because it fits into the everyday life of a teenager. Because there are no metal brackets or wires to worry about, participating in sports and playing an instrument is easier than it is with traditional metal braces. There are no food restrictions with Invisalign aligners like there are with traditional metal braces. Invisalign aligners are simply removed when eating and drinking.

However, just because Invisalign patients can eat whatever they want doesn’t mean that proper oral hygiene can be forgotten. It’s imperative that teenagers who use Invisalign follow the instructions of their orthodontist and take good care of their teeth.

Invisalign Sets Teenagers Up For Success

Invisalign Teen has several perks for teenagers. Every aligner has a blue compliance indicator to ensure that the patient is wearing their aligners for the recommended time each day. The dots fade with wear, making it easy for parents to see if the aligners are being worn properly.

It’s unfortunate, but sometimes you lose a set of aligners. Invisalign Teen comes with up to six replacement trays for these situations. Finally, since teens are still growing (teeth and jaw included), Invisalign Teen trays include room to grow.

Teens Can Stay Confident With Invisalign

Many teens with braces feel self-conscious during their treatment. While this isn’t the case for everyone, it can make some teenagers refuse to get braces. Invisalign Teen doesn’t change the appearance of teenagers so patients can still smile confidently.

The team at Charleston Orthodontic Specialists is ready to help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted! Call (843) 4-BRACES to get started today!