Does your teenager suffer from a crooked smile? Maybe they have a large overbite that needs adjusting? No matter the problem, Smiles by Martin has a solution – Invisalign for teens in Grapevine! Using clear, plastic aligners, your teenager can feel good about their orthodontic treatment because of the near invisibility offered with this type of solution. Forget watching them dread going to school only to hide their smile when picture day arrives. Let us help them by offering an alternative solution that produces high-quality results in less time!
Some dentists only offer Invisalign as an alternative solution to adults. The reason is that with this type of treatment, it does require more responsibility on the part of the patient; however, older, more mature teenagers can also benefit from Invisalign.
Whether your teen is active in sports or plays in the band, this unique orthodontic solution makes it possible to move through daily life with much more ease than traditional braces. With metal brackets and wires, they will have to worry about possible damage should they be hit with a hard tackle or spiked volleyball, and playing an instrument can prove much more difficult when metal is in the way.
Made of clear plastic, Invisalign aligners are practically invisible. They are so discreet that it is highly unlikely that your child’s friends will ever notice they’re wearing them. Now, the trays can become dull, especially if they are cleaned with an abrasive solution. This is why they should clean their trays with a toothbrush, clear soap, and lukewarm water. It is also important that your teen never drink with their trays in, as this can cause them to become discolored over time.
Worried your football-playing or volleyball-spiking teenager might face serious dental injuries while wearing metal braces? Fortunately, with Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about busted wires or cut gums and lips. Yes, they can still experience a dental emergency while playing sports; however, by removing their Invisalign aligners and inserting a customized mouthguard, their teeth and gums will be protected from any hard hits or flying balls.
During a consultation with Dr. Patel, he will examine your teen’s smile and determine whether Invisalign in Grapevine is the right solution to achieve desired results. If so, he will take digital impressions of their smile and send them off to a dental lab. There, technicians will work to customize your teen’s Invisalign aligners. Once they are ready (can typically take several weeks), you will return to our dental office where they will receive their trays and special instructions regarding everyday wear.
It will be necessary for them to wear their trays at least 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks at a time. This may vary depending on your teenager’s individual case. When swapping out their aligners for the next set in the series, it is likely there will be some minor discomfort since their teeth will begin to shift; however, with an over-the-counter pain reliever, they will be just fine.
Although every patient is different, your teenager can expect to be finished with Invisalign in much less time than traditional metal braces.
If your teenager needs orthodontic treatment but wants to avoid spending their high school years wearing a mouth full of metal, let Smiles by Martin offer an effective and more discreet solution. With Invisalign for Teens, your child will maintain their confidence while working toward a healthier, happier smile. Contact us today to set up a consultation!