3/23/2016 5:57 AM
Barkate Orthodontics is proud to offer a wide range of treatment options to children, teens, and adults from all over Southern California at our three office locations in Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, and San Clemente. Today, many people are seeking Invisalign treatment because they have heard how convenient and comfortable it is to wear clear aligners.
As a Premier Provider of Invisalign, Dr. Barkate has helped many adolescents get the beautiful and healthy smiles they want and deserve using clear aligners. Here are a few things parents should know about orthodontic treatment using Invisalign Teen.
Invisalign Teen Is Just As Effective As Conventional Braces
Even though Invisalign Teen uses no metal wires or brackets, this treatment option is just as effective as conventional metal braces. Invisalign Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners that are custom made for your child's teeth. The aligners move the teeth gradually into the new positions until the final result is achieved, which is a healthier and happier smile that is straight and attractive.
Invisalign Teen Is A Practical Solution For Teens
Since Invisalign Teen aligners are removable, your teen can still play sports without worrying about harming or breaking his or her appliances. Kids wearing Invisalign Teen can also continue playing musical instruments without braces getting in the way. And since there are no food restrictions to worry about, teenagers wearing Invisalign Teen can continue to eat all their favorite foods from crisp apples to hard crusted breads and popcorn. Brushing and flossing your teeth with Invisalign Teen is easy, as the aligners are easily removable. All these things make Invisalign Teen a practical solution for teenagers who do not want to wear regular metal braces.
Kids Wearing Invisalign Feel Confident Throughout Treatment
Teens with misaligned or crooked teeth often lack confidence due to the appearance of their smiles. When clear aligners are worn, teens can have complete confidence when spending time around others knowing the aligners are nearly invisible.
Patient Compliance Is A Must
When your child wears Invisalign Teen, the aligners must be worn for an average of 22 hours each day. This means your teen must be committed to wearing the aligners at all times except when eating, cleaning the teeth, and for any special occasions such as school photos. To help ensure that your teen is compliant, Invisalign Teen aligners come with special compliance indicators that are tiny blue dots that fade as the aligners are worn.
Contact Us Today With Any Questions!
If you have any questions about Invisalign Teen treatment for your child, please contact us as we are always happy to speak with you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our Newport Beach, Ladera Ranch, and San Clemente orthodontist to find out if your teenager is a good candidate for Invisalign Teen, please complete the request an initial exam form. One of our friendly team members will then contact you to set up an appointment time. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
1 comment(s) so far...
By Jade Brunet on
10/12/2016 7:05 PM
Re: What Parents Should Know About Invisalign Treatment
Thank you for providing this information about invisalign braces. It is good to know that it is easy to brush and floss with these aligners. It would be beneficial to do this after each meal. Something to consider would be to pay attention to where you put the aligners while eating so that they are not lost when they are out of your mouth.