Everybody wants straight, beautiful teeth. If you’re the parent of a teen who has been advised by their dentist to seek orthodontic treatment, it’s also your responsibility to ensure that they have a healthy mouth when they become adults.
Even adults often want better looking, straighter teeth. While braces are okay for kids and teens, most adults just wouldn’t be comfortable wearing standard metal braces in their office or other place of employment.
Fortunately, Invisalign is an ideal straightening procedure for both teens and adults. There’s no reason to suffer with unattractive metal braces, at least not for most people.
Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign treatment for teens and adults.
Discomfort is one of the main problems people experience when wearing traditional metal braces. Many people find that they get sores and cuts on their lips and gums because of them. Both adults and teens also get food trapped in those braces, making them uncomfortable and more prone to bacterial issues.
When you choose non-traditional braces like Invisalign, irritation becomes less of a major factor. For teens, this is particularly important as many play team sports and do other things like sing or practice a musical instrument that uses their mouth.
As an adult, you also may be exposed to some irritation simply through talking and daily life. Adults also find traditional braces more difficult to clean and more of a time investment, which can create a very specific kind of irritation.
With Invisalign, both teens and adults can minimize physical irritation and the aggravation that often comes with traditional metal braces.
Improving Teen Responsibility
Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign makes kids more responsible because they will have to make sure they’re wearing their equipment properly about 22 hours per day. While a lot of parents worry that this responsibility is too much for their teenager, most kids thrive on being given the opportunity to take part in their own dental care.
Most teenagers also find motivation in caring for their teeth as they see the process making them look better overall. That’s a powerful feeling for many teens – showing that they can be in charge of their health and appearance.
Over time, that can lead to even more self-care and to becoming a more responsible adult.
No Social Embarrassment
For adults, one of the biggest reasons to avoid metal braces is social embarrassment. After all, no adult wants to walk around with a mouth full of metal on the job or when they go out to adult social functions.
With Invisalign treatment, you don’t have to worry about being embarrassed since the process is hardly visible to others. You might even inspire some other adults to take care of dental issues that they’ve been avoiding for years because of potential social awkwardness. Social embarrassment is also reduced for teens as well with Invisalign treatment.
Tribeca Dental Care
Contact Tribeca Dental Care to learn more about the benefits of Invisalign for both teens and adults. Tribeca Dental Care can also help you with a wide variety of other dental needs, from routine cleanings, to standard fillings and more. We’ve helped thousands of patients and we look forward to helping you put your best smile forward, too.