Body image and teenagers have never been a happy combination. This is a time in your life when you’re learning to accept new adult ideas and develop an opinion about how others perceive you, not to mention explore concepts of self. All of this is going on, in most cases, from within a childlike body. It’s difficult, and the last thing you want to do is draw more attention to yourself while you figure out how you want to present yourself to the world.

As a parent, you are probably fully aware that your teenager is unwilling to consider ‘train-track’ fixed braces, but if they don’t have their crooked teeth straightened, they’re more likely to be embarrassed about their teeth in the longer term. Not to mention the fact that attractive smiles play a huge part in being recruited for new jobs or considered for career promotion. Getting braces for your teen is the right thing to do, even if you’re only doing it because you know straighter teeth will prevent them from being high risk candidates for tooth decay. But how are you going to convince them? With Invisalign braces, that’s how!

The advantages of Invisalign removable braces for teenagers

Invisalign braces are a relatively new concept in orthodontics. Instead of metal brackets being bonded to the front surfaces of the teeth to hold in the wire which will tighten periodically to shift your teeth into a straighter alignment, Invisalign braces look more like mouth guards. You will be supplied with two thin, transparent aligner trays, which will fit exactly over the upper and lower rows of teeth. The trays are custom made to ensure your comfort.

These trays; of which there will be several over the course of your treatment, will guide your teenager’s teeth into straighter alignment without being obviously visible. What’s more, when your young adult goes out with his or her friends to eat, they can remove the trays and not limit their menu choices. The braces will need to be removed before eating and before brushing.

That doesn’t mean your teenager will get the chance to avoid wearing them and risk you having the money spent on the treatment wasted, however. A blue dot indicator on the side of the trays will signal to you whether or not the braces have been worn for the recommended 20 hours in a 24-hour period or not.

Invisalign in Bedworth, Coventry

Invisalign are the discreet and removable adult braces that are creating beautiful smiles worldwide. With more relative comfort than fixed braces and even a shorter treatment time, depending on your individual case, Invisalign are the latest step up from lingual NHS braces. They correct a wide variety of alignment and bite problems, giving you a more attractive smile during and after your treatment.

The best way to find out more about these revolutionary alignment devices, that have been fitted on over 5 million people worldwide, is by giving our dental clinic a call to book yourself in for a consultation. Here at Coventry Road Dental Care, we will examine your teeth with a view to assessing your, or your teenager’s, suitability. Get in touch today to book your initial Invisalign consultation!