The last thing any teenager wants is to wear braces. Or maybe the last thing any teenager wants is crooked teeth? You can’t have it both ways! Or can you? At Summer Kids Dental in Las Vegas, we make wearing braces easy with clear braces.
Clear braces from Invisalign are so inconspicuous that a lot of people refer to them as invisible. They aren’t totally invisible, of course, but they are as subtle as braces can be. They’re made from a clear plastic and fit over the upper teeth, much like an athlete’s mouth guard.
Technically, they are known as aligners. By wearing a series of these aligners, your child’s teeth are gradually shifted into their ideal position. They have many advantages over traditional metal braces, including:
- Eating whatever foods you want
- Brush and floss normally, promoting better dental health
- Less irritating than metal braces
- Less noticeable than metal braces
Invisalign clear braces allow you to eat what you want, and brush and floss normally, because they are removable. To be most effective, they have to be worn for at least twenty-two hours a day. All day and all night, minus mealtimes and brushing, is best.
Teens being teens, many will be tempted to remove them more than they should. This will minimize their effectiveness, so it’s important to understand from the outset that they have to stay in as much as possible.
To find out more about clear braces from Invisalign, give us a call at Summer Kids Dental in Las Vegas. We specialize in pediatric dentistry and early dental care, as well as orthodontics. Schedule an appointment with us today.