When it comes to getting braces, your teen may give you a hard time. Those middle school and high school years are challenging. Your son or daughter most likely wants to be one of the crowd, rather than someone who stands out because of braces. While you know that the results will be worth any inconveniences in the long run, it’s hard to convince your kid. Invisalign® offers teens a form of orthodontic correction that is practically invisible.
Invisalign®: A Teen’s Favorite Alternative for Orthodontic Treatment
Many teens are choosing Invisalign® for orthodontic treatment and it’s easy to see why. Clear aligners made from a durable form of plastic are tailored to fit your child’s mouth. They slide over the teeth to form a perfect fit. Since they are clear, they can barely be seen. As an added plus, they can be removed when your teenager needs to clean his or her teeth, there is a sporting event or your child is off to a special occasion. New aligners are prescribed to make up for slight shifts in your child’s teeth. The length of treatment time compares with traditional braces.
Is Invisalign® for Everyone?
While people young and old love Invisalign®, this form of orthodontic correction doesn’t work for everyone. It is intended for cases that only need a minor amount of correction. If your teen has major issues with his or her bite or tooth alignment, traditional braces may be the way to go. Our experienced orthodontist at Runnels Orthodontics is your guide for anything related to orthodontic correction, and he will be able to point you in the right direction.
Learn More About Invisalign® and Other Options for Teens
Make an appointment for a consultation visit at Runnels Orthodontics to discuss the possibility of Invisalign® for your teenager. Our orthodontist will begin by examining your teen’s teeth in order to identify sources of concern. Once he has a clear picture of what your child needs, it will be possible to create a customized treatment plan. This is your opportunity to find out if Invisalign® is a sensible choice for your child. If it is not the best alternative, our orthodontist will explain the best route to take.
We have offices in Destin and Panama City and also serve clients in the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.