If your child are getting ready to get braces as an adolescent, congratulations: getting braces for the first time is an exciting period, and it’s the first step on the road towards a beautiful, lifelong smile. However, traditional metal braces – the orthodontic treatment that most people are familiar with – are no longer the only option for a healthier smile. Advances in orthodontic technology now let us at Sonneveld Orthodontics offer a variety of orthodontic treatment options to our patients, one of which is Invisalign Teen.
What Is Invisalign Teen?
Invisalign Teen is an alternative treatment to braces that does away with metal brackets and wires, instead relying on a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten the teeth. The aligners lay flat against the teeth, are virtually invisible when worn, and are easy to pop in and out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. This means that teens don’t have to worry about having braces for important milestones like prom, can still enjoy their favorite foods, and can maintain oral hygiene normally. In addition, Invisalign Teen aligners come with built-in compliance indicators that show if a teen is wearing the aligners enough, and each treatment course comes with 6 free replacement aligners.
Benefits of Invisalign Teen
Thanks to the revolutionary design and the specially-tailored features of Invisalign Teen, adolescent patients who choose Invisalign Teen get a variety of benefits and advantages to their treatment:
- Virtually Invisible: Because the aligners are clear, the patient won’t have noticeable braces for school pictures, dances, or prom.
- No Dietary Restrictions: Whether it’s raw carrots, gum, or popcorn, Invisalign Teen patients still get to enjoy all of their favorite foods.
- Easy Oral Hygiene: With traditional braces, patients need to use special tools like floss threaders – but with Invisalign Teen, patients brush and floss as normal.
- Improved Comfort: Invisalign aligners lie flat on the teeth and are smooth to the touch, meaning they are comfortable to wear.
Contact Your Orland Park, IL Orthodontic Specialist
No matter what your child’s orthodontic condition, Invisalign Teen is a powerful treatment option that can help patients achieve a gorgeous new smile through a convenient treatment process. If you’d like to find out more about Invisalign Teen or see how it can help, we encourage you to call us at 708-403-2626 with any questions. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, you can request one online to visit our Orland Park office. Dr. Sonneveld and his team are proud to be the Orland Park, Oak Forest, and Tinley Park areas’ provider of Invisalign Teen and hope you’ll choose us as your local orthodontist!