Invisalign® is an effective and affordable way to straighten your teeth while minimizing changes to your overall appearance. One of the reasons that adults are drawn to Invisalign® is that unlike traditional metal braces, these are clear and virtually invisible. The professional dental team at Brodie Bowman, DMD can help you at either their Fort Walton Beach or Niceville, FL offices. It’s important that you don’t let your crooked or uneven teeth cause you to have more serious issues further down the road. Invisalign® is a safe and effective option that is discreet and less intrusive than traditional braces. This option is also more flexible and able to fit more easily into the busy life of any adult.
Does Invisalign® Work on the Changing Mouths and Teeth of Teenagers?
There is a specific line of products created for teens, called Invisalign® Teen that takes into account the fact that the orthodontic needs of teens will differ from those of adults. Because children and teenagers are not finished growing and developing when they begin the orthodontic process, there are refinements that are made for their treatment. The most notable difference is that they may be required to wear the aligners for a longer period of time and may also need to wear a retainer following their treatment.
How Does Invisalign® Teen Work?
A custom mold will be made of your child’s mouth, and from that mold, the company will fabricate a series of clear, plastic aligners. The aligners are typically worn for a two-week time period as they work to straighten and realign the teeth. Each set of aligners is slightly modified to work with your re-positioned teeth and continue their straightening. Average cases typically take about a year to get the results that you want, but every case is different. The aligners can be removed from the mouth to eat and drink, thus making it much easier for teens to adapt to the process. There is no need for rubber brands or embarrassing devices, and aligners can be taken out when necessary. If your teen refuses to even consider metal braces, it’s time to schedule a consultation so that you both can learn more about Invisalign® Teen.
Interested in finding out if Invisalign® is the right option for you in Fort Walton Beach or Niceville? Speak with the professionals at the office of Brodie Bowman, DMD to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!