We make it our goal at Weber Orthodontics to provide you with a beautiful smile with our convenient and efficient orthodontic treatments. One such high-quality treatment that we offer for our patients is Invisalign. While Invisalign is only intended for adults, that doesn’t mean that a teenager can’t enjoy the same benefits. As your trusted Kansas City Invisalign provider, we’re also proud to offer a treatment that’s meant for teenagers – Invisalign Teen. Our teenage patients have grown to love this orthodontic treatment and we’d like to share with you some of the reasons why.
Invisalign Offers a Discreet Treatment
One of the drawbacks of traditional braces – especially for teens – is that braces are highly noticeable. Many teenagers may be nervous about how they’ll look while wearing braces and they’ll be hesitant to get them. With Invisalign though, this isn’t a problem. The aligners of Invisalign are virtually invisible, meaning that other people won’t even notice that a patient with Invisalign is even undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Instead of being comprised of metal brackets and wires like traditional braces are, Invisalign is made of smooth polyurethane plastic. With traditional braces, the metal can occasionally scrape against a patient’s cheeks, lips, or gums, causing irritations. Invisalign doesn’t have this problem and generally offers a more comfortable orthodontic experience.
It’s Beneficial for Patients who Play Sports
Many teenagers are involved in sports, whether it’s basketball, football, soccer, or something else. One commonality among these sports (and many other sports) is that there’s the possibility of physical contact. For a patient with braces, even if he or she is wearing a mouthguard, any contact to the face can potentially cause the braces to break and inflict more harm on the teenager’s mouth. Thankfully, the aligners of Invisalign are durable and likely won’t break or cause any extra damage to a patient’s mouth.
Patients can Eat Whatever they Want
With braces, it’s necessary to avoid certain foods because of the potential that they may either break or loosen the wires or brackets of the braces. These foods that should be avoided include both hard and sticky foods. However, with Invisalign, there’s no need to have any food restrictions because the aligners are removable. A person can just simply remove the aligners and eat whatever he or she likes. It’s perfect for most teens who already have picky eating habits.
Contact your Kansas City Invisalign Provider Today!
If you’re in or around Kansas City and you’re interested in Invisalign or Invisalign Teen, we hope you’ll come in to see us for a consultation. You can schedule an appointment by giving us a call at (816) 746-1200. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!