At Nowlin Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign® For Teens so that you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. If you want to improve your appearance, this is an excellent way to do so. When evaluating Invisalign® vs. Metal Braces, there are several things that you should know.
Metal braces are a reliable solution for straightening your teeth that have been used by people for decades. In fact, your parents may have used them when they were teenagers. While they work well, the technology is similar in that you still need to have a metal bracket placed on each tooth with a wire threaded between them and secured with rubber bands. Some kids like how they can pick out fun rubber band colors to match their mood or a holiday. If that’s not your idea of fun, metal braces may not be for you.
Invisalign® For Teens
This is an excellent orthodontics treatment for teens that want to straighten their teeth without standing out. Most people can’t tell that you are wearing anything because the aligners are completely clear. This means that you can smile without worrying about your appearance. In fact, as the aligners move your teeth into position, your smile will start to look better. That means that you don’t have to wait until the end of your treatment to notice a difference in your appearance. When considering Invisalign® For Teens vs. Metal Braces, decide how you want to look during your orthodontics treatment.
As an Invisalign® provider, we understand that there are many advantages of Invisalign® compared to traditional braces. The experience is 100 percent different. Even though they both straighten your teeth, that is where the similarity ends. When you wear braces, everyone can tell that you are straightening your teeth, and it can be difficult to eat, brush your teeth, play sports and an instrument without feeling uncomfortable. Lots of teens are embarrassed to grab a hamburger for fear that the food will become stuck in braces and make them look funny. This is a legitimate fear but with Invisalign® For Teens you don’t have to worry about it. You are supposed to take your aligners out when you eat so there is no risk of food becoming stuck and no chance of becoming embarrassed.