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When it’s time to talk about braces with your teenage kids, they’ll probably ask to get Invisalign braces. Not only are invisible aligners more attractive and less noticeable than traditional metal braces, they are easier to clean, cost less and are much easier to maintain than their metal counterparts. While teens usually love invisible aligners because they make them feel more confident in social settings, there are plenty of reasons your teens will want them over the traditional metal varieties.
Less Noticeable than Regular Braces
Let’s face it: the biggest benefit of Invisalign over traditional metal braces for teens is that invisible aligners are much more attractive. Teens struggle with fitting in, feeling attractive and looking great on picture day. Why add to that stress with a mouthful of metal? Kids with braces tend to hide their smiles, feel left out of social situations and sometimes stay quiet or don’t speak up because they are embarrassed of their ugly metal braces. Let your teens shine with the chance to remove their braces for photos. They’ll also feel more confident while wearing their braces because Invisible aligners are less noticeable than metal ones.
Easy to Clean and Maintain
Since braces can be removed when necessary, cleaning these braces is much easier than cleaning metal braces. Metal braces can be a pain in the butt when it comes time for brushing and flossing. Since all braces are temporary, many teens will choose to skimp on brushing or flossing during this time period because maintenance is so difficult. Keep your kids’ mouths and braces cleaner and more hygienic with invisible aligners.
Less Painful than Other Braces
It’s not easy watching your kids—the little ones to the older ones—deal with pain. Luckily, Invisible aligners are much less painful than metal braces. Since metal braces have large anchors on each tooth that can dig into lips and cheeks, they can be sometimes painful if your teens aren’t careful. The wires can break on metal braces and cut the cheeks and tongue, causing infection and a trip to the office. Since Invisible aligners use a solid plastic, you don’t need to worry about unexpected trips to get your teens’ braces fixed.
No Dietary Restrictions
Most braces require a specific diet that restricts hard foods like ice, popcorn and corn on the cob. Since most metal braces are also extremely painful when tightened, they can prevent your teens from enjoying the foods they love. Since invisible aligners can be removed during meals, there are no dietary restrictions that accompany them. Your teens can continue to eat their favorite foods without worrying they’ll pop a wire or break an anchor.
A Beautiful and Healthy Smile
Why get braces in the first place? Most teens worry about their appearances and think they’ll be rejected if their smiles aren’t as straight as their friends. While a cosmetic enhancement is one benefit of invisible aligners, they can also give your teen a better sense of self and a more confident smile. No more smirks or hiding teeth in family photos. Your teens can smile big and bright when they feel great about their teeth and positive about their smiles. Teens who feel good about their smiles often take chances other kids shy away from or feel confident to speak up in class.
Fewer Headaches and Oral Issues
Although many teens opt for Invisible aligners because they want straight teeth and a confident smile, they also might experience other issues that are a result of crooked teeth. It’s difficult to brush your teeth when they are crowding over other teeth and your teen can’t brush properly. This crowding can lead to oral issues like gingivitis and bad breath. Teens love invisible aligners because these braces keep teeth straight and easy to care for. Your teen might also experience physical issues due to an overcrowded mouth like headaches. After invisible aligners, your teen will probably be able to concentrate better at school and pay less attention to headaches that are the result of crooked teeth.
Contact Us Today for an Appointment
Nothing is going to change about your smile until you take action. Call today to learn more about what the best orthodontist in Nashville TN can offer you. Enjoy the professional and inviting atmosphere at Gluck Orthodontics as you are welcomed into the office. Dr. Gluck and his staff will strive to make you comfortable and keep you well-informed about all of your orthodontic options.
Remember that your choice to have orthodontic treatment will give you a boost of confidence and make your smile shine. You’ll also be able to have better oral hygiene and avoid problems like TMJ disorders due to a poor bite or misalignment of your teeth. Dr. Gluck is here for you to bring out the best in your smile. Make your appointment today.
Gluck Orthodontics – Nashville Orthodontist
2002 Richard Jones Road, Suite A-200 Nashville, TN 37215
Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.