It’s no surprise that the teenage years are difficult. Hormones are raging, and even the most insignificant of things can seem like the end of the world, based on the mood you are in. To add insult to injury, finding out that you require braces can be a nerve-wracking experience. Dr. Scott Runnels and his team of professionals, however, have this piece of good news for teens – Invisalign®. Invisalign® is a wonderful option for many people who need orthodontic treatment, but it may be particularly a good option for teens.
Image is everything, of course – particularly during the teen years. Every teen wants to feel like they fit right in with their mates, and it’s a massive part of their self-esteem. Conventional braces can make teens stand out in a way they’d rather not. Invisalign® is made of a clear, smooth plastic that’s practically impossible to see, so it’ll not be noticed by most people.
In a recent teen confidence survey done by Invisalign®, results showed that teenagers wearing Invisalign® were two times more likely to have a boost in self-confidence while receiving treatment than teenagers getting traditional metal braces. Let’s be honest – middle and high school does happen smack in the middle of raging hormones, and it doesn’t require much to be picked on. Clear Invisalign® aligners can make teenagers have more confidence in their look.
Teens lead busy lives. Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign® aligners require far fewer office visits as emergency appointments are virtually never necessary. Moreover, braces can make it more difficult or even painful for teens to play certain musical instruments or sports. That’s never an issue when your teen can take their Invisalign® aligners out.
No Food Restrictions
Dietary restrictions are one of the worst things to ever happen to those who’ve worn traditional braces. Hard stuff, crunchy stuff, chewy stuff – there is quite a long list of things to avoid. Not only do teens find it hard to steer clear of their favorite treats and snacks, but a massive part of their socializing includes food, so it may be really difficult to avoid what everyone else is relishing around you. With Invisalign®, teens are able to take the aligners off every time they drink or eat, which means they don’t have any food restrictions.
For additional information on Invisalign® in the Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, and Panama City areas, including Invisalign® for teens, contact our team at Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics to set up your first appointment at our office in Destin or Panama City Beach. Contact us today to book an appointment!