Can Invisalign® Help Teens?

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Although straighter teeth and a better bite can benefit many high school students, the prospect of attending class with a mouth full of metal braces can discourage kids from getting the treatment they need. For many teens in Fairport, Invisalign® offers a welcome alternative to conventional braces.

Instead of using traditional brackets and wires to correct crooked, crowded or gapped teeth, Invisalign® orthodontic treatment involves the use of removable plastic trays. Each aligner tray is customized to fit the patient’s unique bite. While often classified as “adult” orthodontics, Invisalign® can be a suitable option for children as young as 13 years old.

Some benefits for teen Invisalign® patients include:

  • No restrictions on what you can eat, since the aligner trays can be removed at any time.
  • Aligners will not interfere with extracurricular activities such as music or athletics.
  • Self-confidence is improved for social, academic and formal events.
  • Aligners are nearly unperceivable to the naked eye or camera lens.

Traditional braces can sometimes take up to two years to straighten teeth and correct bites. Most Invisalign® patients complete treatment within only a year. Invsialign® is not right for everyone, so it’s important to meet with our Rochester dentist for an evaluation of your child’s Invisalign® candidacy.

If you have a child suffering from tooth alignment or bite issues in Rochester or Fairport, Invisalign® could be an ideal solution. Contact the office of Dr. Paul Sussman and Dr. Meredith Pogal today by completing the form on this page, or by calling 585-227-4390 to schedule an appointment.