Emergency Dentistry on a Budget

« Back to Home

4 Ways Invisalign Can Overcome Your Teen's Resistance to Braces

Posted on

If your teenager needs some minor work on their teeth, then your dentist might talk to them about wearing regular braces or having an Invisalign treatment. If your child isn't keen on braces, then you might want to guide them towards using Invisalign.

While these products are still braces, they work differently to regular treatments. These differences could overcome your teenager's resistance to wearing braces. How?

1. Invisalign Braces Don't Stand Out

Teenagers are often very self-conscious about their looks. Peer pressure can also make them anxious. Some children simply don't want to wear regular braces because they look so obvious in the mouth. They worry about being teased; they don't want to stand out from the crowd.

You can hardly see Invisalign braces when you wear them. Your child won't be so self-conscious. People are less likely to see these clear braces or to comment on them.

2. Invisalign Braces Are Trendy

It's more common for adults to wear braces nowadays. Many favour clear braces like Invisalign. So, your teenager is probably used to seeing stars, musicians and influencers wearing these braces.

This exposure helps your teenager feel more comfortable wearing braces. They are trendy. So, they might be more than happy to wear clear Invisalign trays.

3. Invisalign Braces Are Easy to Clean

Your teenager will have to spend a lot of time and effort on cleaning their teeth and braces if they wear regular braces. These braces are permanently attached to the teeth, so your teenager will need to follow a strict brushing and flossing regime to keep their teeth and their braces in good condition.

This can be a step too far for some teenagers. However, if you allow them to use Invisalign, then things get much easier. They can remove their trays to clean their teeth. The trays themselves are easy to clean. Even if they get a bit lax with one set of trays, they'll reset in a few weeks when they switch to their next set.

4. Invisalign Doesn't Affect What You Eat

Some teenagers don't like the fact that they have to modify their diet when wearing regular braces. You have to avoid foods which might damage the braces or make it harder to clean the teeth.

You can eat what you want when you wear Invisalign trays. You take these trays out when you eat or drink, so you don't have to worry about causing any damage to the braces or the teeth.

To find out more about Invisalign braces for your teenager, talk to your dentist.