Invisalign isn’t just for adults. Teens have proven to be a responsible, motivated group of dental patients. Young people know they’ve dodged a teenage rite of passage when they qualify for Invisalign Teen and don’t have to wear metal braces. Parents, of course, will have concerns about such a major investment. Time to find out why teens and Invisalign are a stellar combination.
No one wants to be prevented from eating their favorite foods. Braces-wearers – kids, teens, or adults – however, have rules to follow, especially when it comes to chewy, sticky, or hard foods. Modern braces are strong and durable, but they are still vulnerable to damage. Anything that tugs at your wires or brackets or is easily stuck can wreak havoc on your orthodontic work, damaging your braces, threatening your teeth, and requiring a trip to your Woodinville orthodontist.
The last thing any orthodontic patient wants to hear is that they need more gear in their mouth beyond brackets, wires, or aligners. Orthodontic appliances, however, make all the difference when it comes to achieving a straight smile. And, you’ll discover, they’re not so bad whether they’re doing hard work on their own or giving braces a boost.
Tweens and teens enter the realm of orthodontia with questions and concerns. Some are excited, many are wary, but they can all have a better and more positive experience with the understanding of their parents and the help of their Woodinville orthodontist. Here are four tips to help get your child ready for teen braces.
The beginning of an adolescent’s orthodontic treatment is carefully timed, usually once a child has lost all their baby teeth and permanent teeth are well on their way into position. However, it’s often easy to see by the way your little kid’s teeth are erupting that they will probably need some orthodontic intervention along the way. For some kids, this kind of treatment begins early.
For many people, Invisalign seems too good to be true. Could these nearly invisible braces really fix my alignment problem? Could it be this easy to straighten my teeth as an adult? Yes, and yes. Invisalign braces can fix nearly every alignment problem – for adults and adolescents – that can be corrected with traditional metal braces.
If you have any of the following alignment problems, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign braces. Your Woodinville orthodontist will let you know for sure.
Braces are the answer for many adults who have finally decided to address their crooked teeth or the misalignment that’s causing jaw pain and TMJ problems. Invisalign braces, especially, are the weapon of choice for adults, and there are plenty of reasons why adults love Invisalign braces.
Soleil is so excited that the Villanova Wildcats (from her hometown of Philadelphia) have once again clenched the title of NCAA Champions by steamrolling their opponents during March Madness!!
…ON THE ROAD TO VICTORY! Dr. Soleil is ecstatic that her Philadelphia Eagles just won the SuperBowl!!! It’s been a long time coming and Philly fans truly deserved this one!
(Apologies to our Treatment Coordinator, Katie, who is unfortunately a Patriots fan…)
Dr. Soleil grew up in the Philadelphia area and went to college and dental school at UPenn. If you know anything about Philadelphia, you’ll know that means that she is an Eagles fan through and through!!! Can’t believe the birds made it to the big game! Happy Superbowl everyone!!!