Why Teens Prefer Invisalign

Chicago IL cosmetic dentistAt our Arlington Heights, IL dentist office, we offer patients Invisalign to correct their crooked, misaligned teeth. Invisalign is one of the most requested dental treatments by patients of all ages, especially teens and young adults. This is because Invisalign offers benefits that you simply will not find in other orthodontic treatment options. The following are some reasons why teens love Invisalign:

No Metal Brackets or Wires

Many teens and young adults do not want to undergo several months or even years of traditional braces because of the associated metal brackets and wires. It can be a daunting task to have to adjust to metallic aesthetics for the entirety of their treatment plan. With school dances, first job interviews, and college tours, teens and young adults want to make their best first impressions during this time. With Invisalign, teens and young adults do not have to worry about this. Invisalign utilizes clear aligners that are completely see-through while in use. This allows them to straighten their teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires.

No Dietary Restrictions

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges with traditional orthodontic solutions is that they require lifestyle adjustments such as dietary restrictions. Patients with traditional braces are encouraged to avoid excessively crunchy or chewy foods to prevent damage to the metal brackets and wires. These dietary restrictions can be tough for teens and young adults to abide by, putting them more at risk for damaging their orthodontic hardware and prolonging their treatment plans. With Invisalign, patients can remove their aligners at any time to eat or drink. This allows them the freedom to maintain their dietary preferences while still undergoing orthodontic treatment.

No Oral Hygiene Hazards

Teens and young adults often have trouble adjusting their oral hygiene habits around their orthodontic treatment plans. With traditional braces, patients are encouraged to take extra steps during their at-home oral hygiene routines to ensure no food residue is caught in the orthodontic hardware. With Invisalign’s removability, teens and young adults can remove the aligners to brush and floss their teeth like normal. The plastic aligners are easy to rinse and clean, making it less likely that they will experience any difficulty with maintaining their best oral hygiene routine even while undergoing treatment.

Schedule An Appointment

If you or your teen is interested in Invisalign, schedule an appointment with cosmetic dentist Dr. Engelberg. He will determine if Invisalign is right for you after a thorough dental examination and discussion of your dental and cosmetic concerns.