Is your teen often sullen and unsmiling? Are you missing your teen’s younger, bubbly personality? You might want to check if it has something to do with her teeth.
The teenage years naturally come with some challenges due to the physical and psychological changes that your growing child is going though. Some problems go away on their own, while others need a bit more time and patience to be resolved. Fortunately, issues concerning your teen’s teeth can be fixed with the help of a trusted dentist.
Parents and guardians need to understand that misaligned, overlapping, unevenly spaced or crooked teeth can affect not just your teen’s physical appearance. Studies have shown that imperfect teeth can also affect their self-confidence, creating a negative impact on their relationships with other people, their social life, and even their performance in school, sports and extra-curricular activities.
Moreover, the conventional method of straightening teeth via metal retainers can make things worse, as the wires and brackets can result in an awkward appearance, not to mention pose difficulties in eating, speaking and practicing oral hygiene. But thanks to an innovative solution that is Corona Invisalign, teens can now undergo teeth straightening without the hassles and worries of traditional wire braces.
True to its name, Invisalign is virtually invisible – the aligners are made of clear, transparent material and fit snugly on your teen’s teeth. Invisalign puts an even, firm yet gentle pressure on the teeth to gradually realign them into their proper positions. The aligners can be easily removed, allowing your child to conveniently and thoroughly clean their teeth regularly.
Another reason why more parents prefer to invest in Invisalign is that there are no food restrictions when wearing Invisalign. Traditional braces make it difficult or nearly impossible to eat nuts, popcorn and other foods with similar texture and size that can get stuck in between the brackets. With Invisalign, you can be assured that your growing child can follow a nutritious, interesting diet which is very important during these formative years.
Invisalign is proven to work just like traditional braces when treating crooked teeth that may cause underbite, overbite, gaps or overlaps. But more and more dentists are saying that Invisalign aligners are in fact more effective than conventional braces because the advantages it offers, particularly its appearance and ease of use, make it easier for wearers to commit to the entire course of the treatment.
Not all teenagers can be qualified for Invisalign. If you’re looking for a solution to straighten your not-quite-grown-up child’s teeth, talk to your dentist today and know the best options that will bring the bright smile back to her face.