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Can teenagers get invisalign?

If your teenager has crowded or crooked teeth or a misaligned smile, you might be interested in fixing it early.

Invisalign is a popular orthodontic treatment since it is less conspicuous than traditional braces, making it less awkward in social settings. 

Invisalign for Your Teenager

Invisalign clear aligners are removable, which makes them easier to keep clean. Teenagers can quickly adapt to a good oral health routine. Your teenager should understand that the aligners must be worn for 23 hours a day; commitment is an absolute necessity! 

Invisalign aligners are clear and transparent, so they are a lot less embarrassing than metal braces. Self-conscious teenagers will appreciate this aspect. 

Invisalign gently shifts teeth into their desired position, and are less painful than metal braces. Sensitive teenagers often prefer the comfort of clear plastic aligners. 

There are many benefits that Invisalign provides, but for many teens, the most critical aspect is that their orthodontic treatment doesn't draw attention to them. Being a teenager is painful enough without adding the embarrassment of a "metal mouth."

However, they must be disciplined and committed to wearing their aligners and completing their treatment. It can be tempting to take the aligners out and leave them out, but this can set them back.

We Can Help Your Teen

Dr. McKenna Gibson and Dr. Matt Gibson treat patients of all ages. We especially are here to help your teen get through this stage of development. Call Gibson Dental today to schedule your Invisalign evaluation.

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